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How to rate your pain?

You have pain and you’re ready to go to your local healthcare provider to make it stop. What question do they always ask? “On a scale of one to 10, how would you rate your pain?” How do those numbers translate into how much your body is hurting? Let’s give pain levels some definitions to [...]

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Do You Know Someone in an Abusive Relationship?

Written by: Theresa Sokup, Agnesian HealthCare Domestic Violence Counselor Tips for Family and Friends For Supporting Loved Ones Affected by Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is unfortunately very common and affects the lives of many men, women and children who witness the abuse or experience it firsthand.  Statistics show that one in three women around the [...]

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Q & A About Servant Leadership

Q: I often hear about “Servant Leadership.” What does this really mean? A: The phrase “Servant Leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in The Servant as Leader, an essay that he first published in 1970. In that essay he said: “The servant leader is servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that one wants [...]

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Understanding Gambling Addiction

  Myths & Facts about Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Myth: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler. Fact: A problem gambler may gamble frequently or infrequently. Gambling is a problem if it causes problems. Myth: Problem gambling is not really a problem if the gambler can afford it. Fact: Problems [...]

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Emotional Eating

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of the refrigerator looking for something to eat when you weren’t hungry? Are there times when you’ve had a snack, even though you knew you weren’t hungry and you struggled not to eat because you knew that you’d feel guilty afterward? What made you eat even though [...]

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How do I stop bullying?

Bullying seems to be a continued word that is being talked about, especially now that school is back in full swing.  Bullying is any unwanted or aggressive, repeated behavior where there is an imbalance of power between two or more individuals.  For children and adolescents, bullying happens more frequently in areas where there is less [...]

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Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence is behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner that creates an environment of terror for the other partner and includes, but is not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and economic abuse as well as threats and destructiveness directed at the [...]

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Depression Awareness

National Depression Screening Month Depression is very common due to our hectic lifestyles and increased demands that are placed upon us. If left untreated, research indicates that depression may contribute to cardiac concerns and diabetes. The good news is that depression is treatable. Key Indicators of Depression • Persistent sadness, anxiety or feeling “empty” • [...]

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Recovery

September is Recovery Month Recovery month highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment, the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all forms is possible. Here are tips about recovery from The Partnership for a Drug-Free America™. What Happens to the Person with the Addiction in Recovery? Recovery [...]

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Q & A About Training

Q: At our company we are always looking at what training is needed and how best to implement the training so it is effective in both the short and long run. Any tips in this area? A: Thank you for a great question. As the summer comes to an end, companies often begin to ramp [...]

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