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Jacque DigiesoConcussion is not just in your head
Concussions have been in the news lately, especially as related to sports injuries. A recent car accident in Jacque’s family has brought the painful and long-lasting effects of this type of head injury to the forefront of her attention -- and it isn’t pretty.
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Susanne KatzWhen Dementia Creeps Into Your Life
It was very difficult for Susanne to slowly watch her mother slip away day by day. Eventually, all she wanted was for her mother to smile and have a good day. That was enough.
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Elaine Taylor-KlausSlowly Dying (From the Head Down)
People with Alzheimer’s, die slowly – very slowly – from the head down. While their bodies persist, their identity erodes gradually until they reach a point of no return. For the family who lives with this, the saddest and most difficult reality of all is that their loved ones die long before their death.
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Dr. JudieStraight Talk about Sex
A study shows that there may not be any link between strokes and sex in middle-aged men. Any link may, in fact, just be coincidental.
The Grass Is Greener Right Here
As someone who recently celebrated her 50th birthday, Diana has been struggling to get her head around her age and the best way to approach the whole aging process.
Carey SippThe TurnAround Mom
With all the concern about the effects of a sports-related concussion, Carey is focusing on emotional concussions: the effects of a dysfunctional family on a child.
Diane Snyder Cowan The Power of Grief
Many boomers and older adults experience the deaths of several friends and relatives in a short period of time. Diane Snyder Cowan write about managing multiple losses.
Elaine Taylor KlausLiving On Purpose
What makes us who we are is not just our ability to think and reason; it’s also the ability to connect emotionally. A head injury can do irreparable damage to the emotional center of the brain, changing the personality forever.
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The Three Fatal Flaws of Relying on HCAHPS

It seems to me that every mention of a hospital attempting to improve patient experience is a misnomer. While an improved experience may be an adjunct result of the hospital’s efforts, the hospital does not call a meeting to improve … Continu [...]

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“S.A.I.L.” | A Powerful in the Moment Anxiety-Busting Technique

So let's set the scene. You're going out to dinner with a friend. Lord knows you didn’t want to; however, you – the one who can't say "no" – caved in. Well, the event's at hand; and you find yourself on the threshold of being trapped [...]

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I Love Abelmoschus esculentus Moench

I love pickles. Have I mentioned that to you lately. I. Love. Pickles. Sweet or sour, it matters not. I love just about anything that is pickled. Brussels sprouts? Bring it on. Cucumbers? I am so there. Chow Chow? Where is my fork. Watermelon rind? Get ou [...]

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7 Quick Takes (Vol 269)

Here we are, almost August, and I am not sure where July went. Someone stop the Merry Go Round I want to get off. You know your top secret mission. When the blather here starts to self destruct you need to click on the picture above to be whisked, at the [...]

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What are the 3 biggest Patient Experience problems?

Let’s do a quick survey. Have you ever flown on American Airlines? If so, how would you rate your experience? Can’t wait to fly them again The only thing that could have made it worse was if the pre-flight music … Continue reading U [...]

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