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Posted: Jun 26, 2018

Learning to Live Well with Cancer

Written by SMH Oncology Clinical Counselor Elizabeth Bornstein

The cancer journey is a rollercoaster, physically and emotionallyWith the right support and resources, people can and do live well with cancer. Here, an SMH oncology-certified counselor offers a few strategies for coping with cancer.
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Posted: May 14, 2018

Caregiver Tips: Preparing to Care

By SMH Outpatient Care Coordinator Wanda Jackson

Being the caregiver for an ill, injured or aging loved one can be one of the most exhausting, rewarding, complicated and important roles you’ll ever tackle. Here are some practical tips and resources that can make it easier.
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Posted: May 7, 2018

Medically Dependent? Register Now for a Storm Shelter

We're moving into the historically most active part of hurricane season. If you or a loved one is medically dependent and will require shelter in the event of a hurricane, now is the time to pre-register with the county for assistance.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2018

How Can Spring Cleaning Help Fight Drug Abuse?

Written By Pharmacy Resident Melissa Campo

Dispose of your unwanted medications at a designated dropoff location year-round. When improperly disposed of or left to collect dust in a medicine cabinet long after they are needed, prescription drugs often end up in the wrong hands. 
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Posted: Nov 17, 2017

Cancer & Caregiving: Tips to Thrive

WRITTEN BY SMH CANCER CARE COUNSELOR ELIZABETH BORNSTEIN

Last year, 15.5 million people in the U.S. were living with cancer. This year, another 1,688,780 people will be diagnosed, according to the American Cancer Society. Many of these cancer patients will, at some point, come to depend on the care and support of a trusted family member. Nearly 44 million adults in the U.S. are informal caregivers, providing personal assistance for family members with disabilities or other care needs. More than 34 million of them care for frail elders, and nearly 4 million help children with disabilities. About 6.5 million care for both, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP.
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