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This Hospital Safety Checklist Can Help You Avoid Readmissions After Discharge

A Checklist to Avoid Going Back to the Hospital

Fact: 20 to 30 Percent of All Patients End Up Back in the Hospital Within a Month Often, it’s because they can’t drive to get prescriptions filled or make it to follow-up doctor appointments. Sometimes patients ignore signs of health problems after a hospital stay, hoping they’ll just “go away”. […]

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Co-Parenting Tips for a Child’s Care

Streamlining the situation: divorced parents caring for one child.

Keeping track of important family information and schedules gets complicated when two parents are communicating from one home to another. After a divorce, the responsibilities of caring for a child are often divided between two separate homes. In “co-parenting” arrangements like this, it’s very important to communicate a child’s needs well. […]

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My Own Silver Linings Playbook: Laughing at My Cancer

When dealing with a serious condition, humor can help.

I don’t take offense when people call me wacky, offbeat or different. I can’t deny that I find humor in unlikely places. But was cancer really a laughing matter? Well sure, when it was my cancer. Of course I was scared. Yes I held my breath waiting for the results of pathology reports […]

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After Treatment for Lymphoma, an Emotional Roller-Coaster

Emotions are a big part of this lymphoma survivor’s story.

Recently, my husband and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder at church on a Sunday morning. Within the span of a 45-minute service, I got the giggles, cried and then got the giggles again. Scott finally said, “I don’t care if you laugh or cry. Just pick an emotion!” Pick […]

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Our Caregiver of the Month – May 2013

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Every month, CaringBridge likes to recognize a family or caregiver that exemplifies our mission to amplify love, hope and compassion in the world. For those who have been a part of any kind of health journey, there is an understanding that it will have ups and downs. Each and every individual […]

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