The Accidental Caregiver

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You started out by driving Mom to her doctor’s appointments. Then you helped out by doing her grocery shopping, cooking a few meals, and assisting with medication management. As your mom’s health declined, you gradually found yourself cleaning her house, doing her laundry, and handling her finances. Without realizing it, you’ve become your parent’s primary caregiver—and it happened more by accident than by choice.

Comparing Medications To Treat Opioid Use Disorder

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Using medications to treat opioid use disorder is a lifesaving cornerstone of treatment — much like insulin for type 1 diabetes. The flawed but widely held view that medications like methadone or buprenorphine are “replacing one addiction for another” prevents many people from getting the treatment they need.

EXERCISING FOR LIFE

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As you think about bringing exercise into your life, you can start by understanding the benefits exercise can provide. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that both women and men receive great benefits from exercise and regular physical activity.

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

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It’s inevitable. We’ll wake up this winter with a sore throat, knowing we’ll soon be going through a box of tissues an hour and unable to taste that comforting dark chocolate mousse or the ill-advised ghost pepper enchiladas we ordered in vain, hoping to ignite a single taste bud.

Holiday Foods: Worthy of Seconds?

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‘Tis the season for savory meals and endless leftovers! During the holidays, food plays a major role during parties, family feasts, and gatherings. Although it’s important to take a mindful approach when indulging in holiday treats, don’t be afraid to eat what you enjoy.