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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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How Not To Get Sick At Christmas

Notable Quotable: “There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.” — Robert Lynd It’s supposed to be a ti [...]

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Meet a Belt on a Mission – Mission Belts

Spa, Travel and Skincare Experiences are Not a Luxury, but Essential to a Healthy Body and Mind. Visit Spa Travel Gal for more information on things spa gals need to know! Ava Roxanne... Please see the rest of the story here... www.spatravelgal.com [...]

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Patient Access: What Does Failure Cost?

It is time we pull back the curtain and tell the truth about patient access and scheduling. The points of truth are: Almost all access happens by phone Most health systems do not have a “call center”. What they have … Continue reading [...]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder | SADly Misunderstood (as in it can occur in the summer and include mania)

Okay, so I get all sorts of come-on's from folks wanting me to feature their work, product, brilliance, scams, etc. on Chipur. Flattering, I suppose. However, the vast majority of the dogs don't hunt. This one does. Tap-on-in and get the straight scoop on [...]

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Excuse Me While I Answer My Brick

I have said a fond farewell. Goodbye Adios Seeya! To my well loved, small and gently aging iPhone 4s. We had been together for 2.5 years, which in terms of phone technology might be equal to a 50+ year marriage. HHBL and I don’t tend to run out and [...]

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