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Thirty-five years ago when my mother was admitted to a military hospital (and placed on the pediatric floor as the only available bed), I didn’t know that day would change my life forever. With an inconsolable six-month old in the next room crying alone in his crib (while both of the military parents were working),…

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Health & Wellness

Prompting Change: Alzheimer’s Awareness

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and there are many campaigns encouraging us to take action to End Alz., and to Go Purple with a Purpose. We are asked to show our support by wearing purple, hanging purple ribbons in windows, and to update your Facebook profile with a purple icon. Currently, there are more…

By Jaime Cobb |
Health & Wellness

Hope Emerges from Recovery

Nov. 15 will always be a day filled with gratitude for me. Well, 29 years ago on this day I didn’t feel very grateful.  I had arrived at the absolute lowest point of my life, yet the paradox was that by finally getting there, circumstances could inexorably change for the better. What happened on that…

By Julie Jeter |
Health & Wellness

The Inside Story: Major Depression

Julie Hersh had it all: a beautiful family, a loving husband, financial freedom – and depression so severe she nearly threw it all away.

By Mental Health Channel |
Health & Wellness

Mammograms Aren’t Accurate – Myth #6

Amidst the many falsehoods around mammography, there is a myth which perpetuates the idea that mammography is unreliable or inaccurate.  Simple statistics prove this wrong. First, let’s look at the trend according to the American College of Radiology, “the breast cancer mortality rate has fallen 38 percent since 1990.  This trend coincides with the start…

By Solis Mammography |

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My Call Into Nursing

Thirty-five years ago when my mother was admitted to a military hospital (and placed on the pediatric floor as the only available bed), I didn’t know that day would change my life forever. With an inconsolable six-month old in the next room crying alone in his crib (while both of the military parents were working),…

By Cindy Carter |
Health & Wellness

Cancer Knocked Me Down

Cancer knocked me down five and a half years ago but it did not define me, it changed me.  I fully believe that you cannot go through such an event without coming away different.  I call it my walk towards healing.  I am healed, but I feel a strong desire to help others to begin their…

By Deb Kreimborg |
Health & Wellness

The Day Storms Became Personal

Have you ever been stuck out in a really bad storm? A couple of years ago, my husband called me toward the end of my hospital shift and told me not to bother to try to come home, that all the rural county roads were flooded. After recommending I stay in town overnight, he went…

By Cindy Carter |
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State of Mind – Controlling Your Stress

Ever feel like a hamster frantically running on a wheel? You’re not alone. We all have countless responsibilities, numerous demands, and a variety of worries that sometimes make it hard to just stop and breathe. In fact, according to the American Institute of Stress, an incredible 75-90% of all medical visits are stress related. A…

By Jaime Cobb |