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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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A Reminder of Where I Live

Parental Unit Papa drilled into my miniscule cranium, all the years that I was growing up, Be prepared. Think ahead. Walk through the problem before it is a problem. Remind me again that I live in the Frozen Northeast Ohio. The land of ice and snow. If G [...]

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I had a headache today-- sitting in my family law and policy class-- which sounds like a headache in itself-- but its not, its actually fascinating and my favorite class this term.... anyway... I was doodling.  Here is how I felt.

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Patient Experience: What is the ROI?

As a parent I’ve learned there are two types of tasks–those my children won’t do the first time I ask them, and those they won’t do no matter how many times I ask them.  Here’s the segue. Hospitals have a … [...]

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Chipur Update | Anorexia, Eating Disorders, and a Smokin’ CBT

Was spending some time this past week flickin' through the usual sources for learnin'. An article on anorexia and the eating disorders caught my eye. I posted a three part need-to-know series on the eating disorders some three-and-a-half years ago. But gi [...]

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Last Minute Papers

Every term I think I will get my homework done and even turned in early.  Every term I am up late the night a paper is due and I end up banging it out in one super stressed out, very focused work session.  I do pretty good on my papers too as I [...]

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