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As Flu Season Accelerates

posted by mpratt

This year’s flu season is already shaping up to be scary. It’s early, virulent, and rapidly overwhelming many U.S. hospitals and doctors’ offices. One of the things that makes this time of year very worrisome is the thought of adding […]

Alzheimer’s Disease: You, an Advocate?

posted by mpratt

Before this year, I have to admit that being an advocate for Alzheimer’s disease was not on my list of things to do. I was aware of the disease, had written a few columns about it, and had known people […]

Light a Candle for Alzheimer’s

posted by mpratt

Often, when I bring up the subject of spirituality, inspiration, or faith  with patient advocacy groups, the response I receive is lukewarm or even negative.  As important as these elements are to sucessfully coping with any physical challenge, some people […]

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Prayer for When You See the Storm Coming
Some storms hit us without warning, and they can be devastating, to be sure. But when we see the storms looming, coming at us, even before we feel their physical effects, we can sense

posted 7:01:21pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »

To Be Encouraged, Encourage Someone Else
Time and again, I've seen the amazing transformation in someone who is deeply suffering (whether with pain, illness, or other pressures), when they receive a kind, uplifting, or unexpectedly positive remark from someone else. Part of this is, I think, because kindness is fundamentally, well, kind,

posted 6:46:21pm Jul. 06, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day - and Independence Day Weekend! I hope you enjoy your celebration, however you manage to commemorate the day. This year, I have been reflecting on the c

posted 12:41:37am Jul. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: History Matters
During this week of celebrating our nation's independence, we hear a lot about the importance of history.  Learning about the past is one of my favorite things; from an early age, I have enjoyed reading historical topics, learning about people who lived years ago, and even visiting historic sites.

posted 12:28:41am Jul. 03, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic illness: Nurturing Creativity
Whether it's juggling the household budget so you can keep a roof over your head and maintain your medical needs, or it's learning to live differently from "before illness," and thrive, we who have chronic illness must often rely on our ability to be creative. To think "outside" the box. To adapt an

posted 12:09:06am Jul. 01, 2014 | read full post »


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