Living Through Loss – Five Steps to Coping with Preparatory Grief

by Elaine Sanchez

Recently when visiting with my friend Joyce, after inquiring about her husband’s latest cancer treatment,  I asked, “And how are you doing?” She said, “You know, I’m okay.  Three years ago when Mark got the diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with grief.  I couldn’t get past the idea that my husband was going to die.  And then our lives were taken over by doctors’ appointments and hospital stays and the dreadful side effects he suffers as a result of all the treatments.  A few weeks ago, I finally accepted the fact that he is going to die before I do,  I cannot continue to put my life on hold until his is over, so I’ve decided that I am going to keep on living. 
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Boost Your Brain Health

Here are the top 10 things everyone should know about improving brain health- they might just surprise you!

1. Take a Walk. Getting off the couch and onto your feet is the best thing you can do for your brain! Studies have shown that regular aerobic exercise (the kind where you can keep up but can’t keep up a conversation) boosts daily intellectual performance and significantly lowers the risk for dementia. Even walking at a vigorous pace at least 30 minutes a day 5-6 times a week will do the trick.

2. Lose that Spare Tire. Studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight with a low ratio of “belly fat” can significantly lower the risk for a memory disorder.
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How Do Patients Find Information About Your Practice?

Google is the most common way current and prospective patients find more information about your practice. Do you know what’s in the first page of your search results? Research shows that less than 10 percent of searchers look beyond the first page, so it’s important to focus on your first-page presence.

Software Advice, a business that reviews medical software and provides business advice for physicians on their profitable practice blog, recently published an article on how this can be done. Here are a few of their tips to consider when developing an online reputation management strategy to help own the first page of Google:

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