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4 ways pets help impact health and wellness

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Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – even pets – are as important to health and wellness as ever before. ...

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4 tips for beating back holiday stress

Holiday stress

Holiday stress can be especially hurtful for people who are already struggling with isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic. Many families haven’t gathered at all for the past ten months. Many ...

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President and First Lady test positive for COVID-19

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Like millions of Americans, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19 just days after a top aide was diagnosed. The announcement came over night from a White ...

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Sen. Josh Hawley wants government to tackle mental health aspects of lockdowns

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The ongoing pandemic and accompanying lockdowns is taking a toll on the health of many Americans, U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri said. “This time has been extraordinarily hard on people from ...

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Where to find respite: resources for caregivers

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As caregivers, we love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it ...

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Isolation, quarantine, executive orders and the constitution

Isolation, quarantine, executive orders

Overwhelmed by all the news coming out about the new coronavirus, including isolation, quarantine, executive orders and the like? This article attempts to place the coronavirus pandemic and recent executive orders by ...

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Isaac Newton, creativity, and the Bubonic plague

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Who knew that 350 years after Isaac Newton and the Bubonic plague, he could be an example for how we  handle forced solitude during the coronavirus pandemic. In his 1993 book, “Don’t ...

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Quarantine and isolation can draw us closer to the Creator and family

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There is solidarity in hardship and isolation – even for a family. This is a lesson that has become clear to Americans over the past few weeks as communities form “militias of ...

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Kansas state parks & lakes remain open; licenses & permits available online

Kansas state parks

During this time of social distancing and isolation, Kansas state parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas will remain open to the public. But effective March 23, 2020, all Kansas Department of Wildlife, ...

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Tips for managing caregiver boredom

It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to be a caregiver, especially when the care being given is for a loved one. Family caregivers often put their regular lives on hold to ...

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10 ways to prevent caregiver depression

Caregivers often prioritize their care recipients’ needs over their own. The sacrifices involved in caregiving place an incredible amount of strain on even the most capable individuals. The resulting feelings of anger, ...

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Teens prefer texting vs. talking in person

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Text messaging is now the most popular form of communication among teenagers, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense. Teenagers overwhelmingly preferred in-person communication six years ago, with almost 1 in 2 saying ...

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