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To Thine Own Self Be True: Self Care for Caregivers

Being “the rock” in someone’s life — a caregiver — can take a big physical, emotional, and spiritual toll. And when your loved one is struggling, the last thing you’re inclined to do is take care of yourself. It may seem selfish to say, “Hey, I need to do something for myself.” But that’s precisely what you must do. Be […]

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Medication Management for Seniors

A recent Yale study revealed that fully 75 percent of patients 65 or older don’t understand their medication routine after leaving the hospital — or they get an incorrect prescription at discharge. No wonder one of every three seniors ends up back in the hospital!  In fact, many older patients overdose on meds their first day or two at home. […]

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Father’s Day Book Review: “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber

I recently read a book that had a profound effect on me as a father. I thought that “Tell My Sons…” by Mark Weber would be an ideal volume to share with you to mark this Father’s Day. I also want to take this opportunity to honor a man I’ve come to respect greatly. I met Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber […]

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“Hope Conquers All” Reveals CaringBridge Founder’s Motivation With Inspiring Stories.

In her new book “Hope Conquers All” (Center Street/Hachette Book Group, August 2013), Sona Mehring reveals that the illness and death of her friends’ infant in 1997 was the catalyst for the very first CaringBridge Site. Today, her nonprofit organization enables millions of people each year to share information during health events, streamlining communication between countless family members and friends. […]

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