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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring For the Caregiver Webinar: A Survival Guide For the Sandwich Generation AARP and the Arthritis Foundation would like to inform you of the webinar, Care for the Caregiver: A Survival Guide for the Sandwich Generation. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. MST. Do...

Same-Sex Marriage & Mental Health

Same-Sex Marriage & Mental Health Why Same-Sex Marriage is Also a Mental Health Issue From Psychiatry Advisor Robert M. Kertzner, MD February 18, 2015 With the impending U.S. Supreme Court review of same-sex marriage this year, mental health arguments will figure...

Same-Sex Couples and FMLA

Same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado According to The Williams Institute: A new rule amending the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will impact same-sex couples. Changing the definition of "spouse" extends family and medical leave rights to all eligible workers in...

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights RIGHT TO BE TREATED WITH EQUALITY AND RESPECT You deserve to be treated with respect and made to feel welcome no matter who you are. You have a right to not be denied service or given inferior service. RIGHT TO AFFIRMATION OF YOUR TRUE...

Heart Disease and Depression

According to the American Heart Association, 22 percent of heart attack patients develop some degree of depression.  Symptoms of depression like fatigue and feelings of worthlessness can cause people to ignore their treatment and engage in unhealthy behaviors...

Psychology and Heart Disease

Having a heart attack or being diagnosed with heart disease can be a life-changing event.  It can be challenging emotionally to make necessary lifestyle changes to help live a healthy life. Altering eating habits, managing stress and following the treatment plan...

Depression and the holidays

Do you feel down during the holidays?  You're not alone.  Depression and the holidays often go hand-in-hand.  The darkness can be a factor.  Dealing with family can be a big factor. Formalities and disappointments may be a drain.  There can be...

For some, retirement brings grief

A recent editorial by Tom Lauricella discussed retirement and grief. Most retirees look forward to slowing down, but not everyone makes the transition easily.  The author correctly identifies that, for some, one's career is often one's identity; co-workers are...