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Depression in the Caregiver

Caring for a loved one is a rewarding, experience, yet it can lead to stress and depression.  Pine Tree Hospice’s “Caring for the Caregiver” series is hosting a ‘Depression in the Caregiver’ workshop which will explore the signs and risks of caretaking as well as where to turn to for help.  Valerie Sauda, who is an ANCC certified gerontological nurse, will start the morning by discussing the clinical signs and prevalence of depression, highlighting caregiver risks, red flags to watch for, as well as suggestions for keeping the caregiver healthy.  After a healthy lunch provided by Pine Tree Hospice, Josephine Cirrinone, LSW, CCP, and Theresa Boettner, a Family Caregiver Specialist through Eastern Area Agency on Aging, will discuss caregiver resources within the community and throughout the surrounding areas.  Please join us April 2, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

Why John Nappi Wants People to Just Say Yes!

John Nappi wants to shout, "Just Say Yes!" from the rooftops. He wants to see the words plastered on tee shirts and bumper sticker and posters.

Broad Spectrum Advice About Skin Cancer

Broad Spectrum Advice About Skin Cancer

My husband Barry loves being out in the sun. Here’s a picture of him picking blueberries on a sweltering hot day last summer. Unfortunately, skin cancer runs in his family. Over the years, he has had several lesions removed, frozen, or burned off. He’s lucky because, so far, all have been either precancerous areas called actinic keratoses or basal cell carcinomas, which are easily treated. He has all of the risk factors. Read more ...

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

When Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley were married 23 years ago, she told him that since she went for yearly medical checkups, she expected him to do the same. "After all," she says, "we promised that we'd grow old together and take care of each other."  Read more ...

Brain Injury Voices Wins a National Award. It's a Big, Big Deal.

Brain Injury Voices Wins a National Award. It's a Big, Big Deal.

Congratulations to Brain Injury Voices for being one of four hospital volunteer programs in the United States to win the prestigious HAVE Award (Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence). The national award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and will be presented on May 5 in Washington, DC during the AHA national conference. Read more ...