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Sharing Stories Can Ease Symptoms of Illness

Sharing stories helps people cope.

When times are tough, it can feel good to share stories and feelings. Research says that for people dealing with a health journey, both telling and listening to stories can help them cope and even reduce symptoms of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure and other conditions. Caregivers can use […]

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Seven Ways to Use Humor for Healing

Caregiver humor helps healing.

It’s tough to maintain your sense of humor when you’re in pain, recovering, cooped up — or giving care to someone who’s dealing with these challenges. But using humor as a coping technique can defuse stress, brighten your general outlook and enhance your overall health. Laughing at life’s difficulties (or […]

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Power to the Patient

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As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you […]

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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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One social network that promises not to “monetize” you

Founder and CEO Sona Mehring helps keep you and your CaringBridge health social network safe and secure

CaringBridge CEO Sona Mehring and Amplifier Jenny Counsell recently spoke about the benefits of sharing health updates in an ad-free space on American Public Media’s Marketplace Tech Report. Though CaringBridge gets calls from potential advertisers almost daily, Sona said we’ll continue to embrace the charitable giving model that has sustained […]

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