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Recent Blogs - 2018

  • Choosing Comfort Care

    posted on Monday, June 11, 2018 When Barbara Bush made the decision to pursue comfort care rather than treatment, it highlighted a choice often misunderstood. The words “comfort care” tend to evoke a visceral response of fear – that one is giving up and walking away from medical intervention. People often feel “comfort care” represents the end of aggressive care and modern medicine.

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  • Stroke: It Happens in an Instant

    posted on Friday, May 25, 2018 A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. What happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital is critical in reducing the effects of a stroke.

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  • Getting Through Grief

    posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 In the fall of 2017, following a 15-month challenge with cancer, Abbie Strother’s mother passed away at HCI Hospice Care Services’ Kavanagh House on 56th Street. Abbie’s mother had been her go-to person for all emotionally challenging situations. With her mother no longer with her, Abbie needed a different way to get her emotions out. Anger, frustration, and confusion filled her mind during this stressful time.

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  • Couple to Cap Wedding Day with Benefit for Amanda the Panda

    posted on Friday, May 11, 2018 Jennifer Rhoads and Clark Smith know what it’s like to live through the loss of a spouse – and to have the fortune to find love again. They will celebrate that love on their May 19th wedding day by hosting Panda Palooza, an event to benefit the grief support services provided by the non-profit Amanda the Panda program.

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  • Five Ways to De-Stress

    posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 Daily stress – whether from driving to work, a heavy workload, or juggling home, family and work – can have real, physical effects on your body. It has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep, and appetite problems. Stress can also lead to detrimental behaviors like eating unhealthy food, exercising less, smoking, or drinking too much alcohol.

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