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Mind Works: 8 Tips for Keeping Your Brain Sharp, Focused and Ready for Action

8 Tips for Keeping your Brain Sharp

The idea of working out one’s brain may seem strange. But treating the brain as a muscle (it’s not: it’s an organ) and regularly exercising it can reduce the risk of dementia by as much as 63-percent, according to a study in The New England Journal of Medicine. Here are […]

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How to get a Good Night’s Sleep — Part one

Getting a good night’s sleep

This is the first post in a two part series on how to get a better night’s sleep.  Many factors can affect our sleep: stress, illness, children and more. Maybe you can fall asleep easily, but wake up for good in the middle of the night. Or, maybe it takes […]

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The Heartwarming “Caring Messages” Greeting Card Contest Winners

Hallmark "Caring Card" contest winners

When words of hope and love sprout from personal experience, they warm your heart. For proof, just take a look at the winning entries in the “Caring Messages” greeting card contest from CaringBridge and Hallmark Cards. During National Family Caregiving Month in November, CaringBridge and Hallmark asked people to design […]

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Four Funny, Fascinating Flicks

Four fun family flicks

It’s easy to lose sight of taking some time for yourself among all the preparations, expenditures, and obligations of being a caregiver. Sometimes it feels like taking a break is impossible, or that you need a two-week trip to the Bahamas (stat!) to lower the stress-o-meter. But sometimes, all you […]

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Feeling Beautiful After Breast Surgery

Post-reconstruction hope with two women.

After breast cancer, lumpectomies, mastectomies or reconstruction, many women aren’t sure how to feel about their bodies. You’re dealing with asymmetry, drainage, discomfort and more. And, not only do you look and feel different, so do your undergarments and clothing. Your physical appearance and sexuality is put to the test. […]

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