Tribute to mothers who take care of their sick adult children
The usual expectation is adult children taking care of their elderly parents. But often roles are reversed with elderly parents having to nurse their stricken adult children. Mothers lead in being caregivers. Special mental and psychological support in invaluable especially in anyone who’s been in a tragic incident. Recently I visited a friend who was involved in a tragic accident in Nairobi in November 2014. By his bedside was his elderly mother who has been there from the day of the accident. My friend is recovering well.
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When a medical relationship breaks down
Your doctor too may get to a point where they are no longer interested in your custom. They may be getting too busy, and looking to filter out some patients from their practice. They may find you unwanted for other seemingly simple reasons. May be you are too demanding, or a hypochondriac who annoyingly keeps consulting for mundane reasons.
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Plan for a healthier holiday season
Plan for a healthier holiday season You may argue the duration of the coming holiday season is too short to care about your health. But whatever you do has both short and long-term health implications. Planning a healthier holiday season well beforehand will still keep you in the celebratory and carefree mode. And you will worry much less about your health once it’s all over.
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Being lonely could kill you
Research shows that loneliness can alter the way genes function, alter certain hormone pathways, and influence impulsive behaviour. The resultant effect is an altered immune system and an increased risk of inflammatory-mediated illnesses like heart disease.
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Sex education and contraception: Long School Holidays and festivities
Like many moms of teen girls, Grace is struggling with whether to put her 15-year-old daughter on birth control pills. It's not that she wants her daughter to be sexually active; it's that, as she explains, "She's started to see a 17-year-old boy a lot. . . . I don't want her think I don't trust her to be careful with this boy, but I think contraception is a good idea and this needs to be addressed."
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