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Posted on April 30, 2014 by Stewart Fleishman | 0 comments
A Common and Expected Sad Mood Sadness is a universal human emotion in response to various life events that interfere with our ability to experience pleasure, and it casts a negative cloud over our outlook. It is the rare person who has not experienced sadness at least once in his or her lifetime. Sadness has also been described as part of the common and complex set of emotions experienced when cancer is suspected or confirmed. Part of a usual and expected reaction, such...
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Posted on April 23, 2014 by Joan Friedlander | 0 comments
I met Norene El on the phone a year ago when she contacted me to ask about my coaching services. Clear about her available resources, she didn’t hire me for coaching but we did agree to stay in touch. Fast forward 7 months, to near the end of 2013. We connected by email, and low and behold, she was preparing to launch the Inspiring Women’s Global Network, an online resource for women in business living with a chronic illness or...
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Posted on April 21, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
Next month is Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to shed light on this hidden epidemic, raise awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage more testing of target populations. Our author Lucinda Porter knows hepatitis C. She has been through treatment three times and has treated hepatitis C patients during her work as a registered nurse. Her last treatment was successful and she joins us in the video below to give some best tips on how to make the most painless, quick self-injection that...
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Posted on April 16, 2014 by Stewart Fleishman | 0 comments
James Holland, a medical oncologist and one of the fathers of modern chemotherapy aptly says that there is one experience that is common to every type of cancer, and that is worry. Worry is a natural part of our contemporary human condition. After finding out one has cancer, that skill has license to over-work. There are many venues for worry: that we won't survive the treatment or that we will be in pain, disfigured, disabled or dependent on our health care delivery...
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Posted on April 14, 2014 by Demos Health | 0 comments
It is very common for a person with dementia to exhibit unexpected or inappropriate sexual behavior and yet few resources exist to help partners, family members, caregivers, and others address it. Now for the first time, esteemed geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Doug Wornell provides a compassionate and detailed understanding of the issue and strategies for how to cope in his title, Sexuality and Dementia: Compassionate...