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Keeping a Marriage Together While Caregiving

Taking care of a sick loved one, whether an older family member or a child, can take its toll on a relationship. The caregiver feels pulled in many directions, trying to balance family, work, friends and caregiving. According to a survey by the National Alliance for Caregiving, caregivers can spend between 30 and 40 hours a week in this role […]

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Amplifying Caring to a New Level: CaringBridge is Upgrading

CaringBridge, the caring social network that keeps families and loved ones connected during any type of health event, is improving our Sites. By providing additional and updated features CaringBridge will be able serve people in more ways, making it easier for people to support their loved ones during times of need. Expanding and Improving “We have brought a new level […]

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Five Easy Ways to Simplify Your Thanksgiving Meal—and Still Have it Taste Great

The Undercover Take-Out Dinner Follow local foodies’ advice and head to Kowalski’s Markets for a great pre-made turkey-dinner deal. The meal, which serves up to 12 people, includes a 10–12 pound all-natural turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry-orange relish, 18 dinner rolls, and a 12-inch pumpkin pie. The total cost is $119.99; To know: Orders must […]

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Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Relief

Here are some meditation myths: you need at least an hour, an abundance of floor pillows, an affinity for incense, and a private guru to guide you. The truth: As little as 15 minutes a day of simple relaxation techniques help you achieve increased immunity, emotional balance, lower blood pressure, decreased stress and inflammation, and a sense of calm. Science […]

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Facing a Scary Diagnosis with Positivity and Love

Heather and Michael’s second pregnancy in 2008 had been fairly normal; nothing had been flagged as worrisome as the due date arrived. Within minutes of giving birth to baby Lilly, however, both Michael and Heather knew something was wrong. That first hour proved to be critical. The infant was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and taken into […]

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