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A Self-Help Approach to Coping with Caregiver Stress

Caregiving can bring forth an ever-changing kaleidoscope of emotions. These feelings are often bittersweet, and without the proper preparations and assistance, things can quickly skew towards bitter. Left unchecked, many of these ...

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When someone you love is sick: ministering to the chronically ill

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Christians get high marks when it comes to ministering in crises. But when it comes to meeting the long-term needs of the chronically ill, most say they feel they’ve failed. Sure, their ...

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Signs That It’s Time for a Senior to Move to Assisted Living

Few people are keen on moving from their homes to senior living communities. However, in some cases, this move is the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe and mentally ...

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The Importance of the Home Health Aide

When children and families are away and seniors are alone, home health care agencies provide valuable services, such as helping seniors stay safe and assisting them to complete their daily tasks and ...

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Amy Grant shares her story as caregiver for aging parents

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Last week Amy Grant again found herself facing what many face–losing a parent for whom you were a caregiver. Dr. Burton Grant died Saturday at the age of 86 after an extended ...

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What’s the Difference Between Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Doctors?

Doctors are in increasingly short supply these days, so it’s not uncommon for patients to spend more time with physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) than their actual MD. This trend ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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Reflections on Father’s Day

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The third Sunday in June is observed each year in the United States as Father’s Day. The origins of this national event are not clear. Some records suggest the act of honoring ...

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Memory care finds unique rural setting for mom and dad

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A rural setting with city amenities may sound too good to be true but some future senior residents of Baldwin City, Kan. will find just that in a new senior living opportunity ...

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Why unhealthy food Is cheap and plentiful

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Every health-conscious person will tell you the reasons why the U.S. food market is such a mess. It’s fast food and corporate farming; we need to get back to local food and ...

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Summer twist on the grill: ginger beef 

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Want a change in flavor for the steaks off the grill? Instead of BBQ why not try ginger beef? Ginger beef can be served hot, warm or cold but is often eaten ...

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How a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ Can Help You

The Internal Revenue Service is continuing its effort to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for ...

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The Creation of Hope: My journey through the darkness of mental illness

By Mark Brenneman May is Mental Health month in America, and what better time to look at the positive side of those that struggle with mental illness. There is so much negative ...

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Skillbuilders instills confidence in life after a spouse dies

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The nation recently remembered and celebrated the life of Barbara Bush. People thought of how lucky the Bush’s were to share 70 plus years of marriage. And they were. Unfortunately, the consequence ...

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Super snacks you can’t go without

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Have you ever nibbled your way through the day without eating anything healthy? It’s easy to do because junk food snacks are convenient. Grab a donut in the break room, hit the ...

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