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A New Chair for Dad

When my father was diagnosed with cancer, we knew that we were in for a very long road ahead of us. My father is a fighter though, and we all prepared together for this battle. He was a very strong and healthy man until this diagnosis, and the chemotherapy really took a toll on him. He lost not only weight but his strength too. He was having a hard time getting up out of his favorite chair, and we knew that we needed to look into a mobility aids website to see if there was something that would help him get up and around a lot easier.

We just wanted to help him in whichever ways we could, and finding a lift chair that was both comfortable and easy to get out of was our top priority. He had to sit a lot because he was just so weak, and we wanted him to be as comfortable as possible. We looked at all the riser recliners on the site we went to, and we knew that we were going to be able to find just what our dad needed.… Read More ...

I Lost 50 Pounds on Nutrisystem

I know in the past, men would probably have been ridiculed for using a weight loss program like Nutrisystem. Even though it was never intended just for women, it just seemed to go in that direction. I needed to lose weight, so I joined a gym instead. The only problem with that was I was still overeating. I also was not getting to the gym as often as I thought I would. I decided to just go ahead and look at the Nutrisystem men plan reviews to see if there was something that would help me out.

I do enjoy eating. I could eat half of a large pizza along with a salad and bread sticks before. If I went to a buffet, I always had at least three plates of food.… Read More ...

Talking to Your Teens About Opioids


As a parent, you try to cover all your bases.  You try to feed your children a healthy diet. You teach them to brush their teeth.  You make sure that they get enough sleep.  You help them with school work.  You try to keep them safe. The list goes on an on. But there may be an area where we as parents are falling short. We may be falling short in communicating to our teens the dangers of opioid use. What happens when you don’t address the issue with your teens?  Parents who fail to communicate the dangers of opioid use to their teenagers are missing an opportunity to save their children from a life of addiction.

“Parents are clueless. Kids know so much more than the parents do. Parents are in denial and they don’t want to think this could happen to them,” Don Wood said. He admitted he was clueless, too, when his son Donnie first started struggling with opioid abuse. “He was so functional. We didn’t know. We didn’t understand addiction. It was a slow spiral downward.” says Don Wood – A father who said he tried everything to help his son, but he may have underestimated the power of his son’s addiction.

Experts believe that parents failing to communicate with teens about the opioid epidemic may actually contribute to the issue.  Most of us want to take the best care of our children and would never want to expose them to harm so how do we remedy this problem?

In an excerpt from an article written by Paul Gaita it states that

The non-profit hospital and healthcare facility corporation, Dignity Health, issued a web-based survey about prescription opioid use to Arizona adults and teenagers. Among the responses they received was the fact that 25{5df394c18618aedf9d002f6f610f26c6dc805d81835237824e05aecf4a509b95} of the

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