Tag Archives: Mental Health

Holiday Grief – Survival Tips

The holiday season – beginning with Thanksgiving and through the New Year – can be unbearably hard if you are grieving the loss of a loved one. Here are my tips to survive. Continue reading

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Telemedicine via Skype

With healthcare costs skyrocketing, some physicians are getting creative to try to make care more affordable: they are seeing patients via Skype. Continue reading

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How We Make Medical Decisions

The bewildering sensation of too much information, yet not enough knowledge to use it, is the reality for many people faced with a serious illness or condition. How do you decide what to do? Continue reading

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Childhood Depression is Real

Childhood depression affects many children deeply. There are tools and resources that can help. Continue reading

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Pain Management – Why Doctors Don’t Get It

There are multiple problems with regard to pain management in the United States, including a puritanical history that has contempt for suffering and enormous misunderstanding about pain management and addiction.
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Back Pain Help Comes in Many Forms

Yoga, pilates, chiropractic care and acupuncture offer natural therapies for back pain. Surgery may end up being necessary, but the patient should explore these alternative other options first. Continue reading

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Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival

Many people experience depression during the holiday season. Now imagine trying to face it when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is very hard. It is painful. It is unbearably sad. Here are my own tips on how to get through the holidays if you are grieving.

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Navigator Notes – December Edition

Topics this month: Medicare Open Season for Seniors; Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival; and Food Science Part 3.
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Navigator Newsletter—September-Edition

The September edition of Navigator News includes articles on:  Understanding Palliative Care; The Fine Print of your Insurance Policy; and Food Science Part 1.   We welcome your feedback! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Navigator-Newsletter—September-Edition.html?soid=1103192011442&aid=C2KCCMiqSHU&share=fblike. Bookmark It

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Depression – One Size Does Not Fit All

We’ve all seen the endless television commercials in which sad and dejected people suddenly start looking happy after taking the particular pill being advertised. However, it’s just not that simple. Depression is a mood disorder that comes in different forms. Continue reading

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