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  1. Causes of Stress

    Take a look at causes of stress, including stress at work and stress from daily life, and how stress can affect health and quality of life.

  2. Hospice Care - Topic Overview

    What is hospice care?Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a terminal illness, such as cancer or heart failure. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. Why would I choose hospice care?The goal of hospice treatment is to keep ...

  3. Hospice Care - Considering Hospice Care

    You may want to consider hospice care if:You have a disease or illness that is expected to shorten your life.Treatment that tries to cure the disease or prolong your life has become more of a burden than a benefit to you.You would like to spend your remaining life as comfortably as possible in a setting that you choose, such as your own home.You want family and friends to participate in your ...

  4. Grief: Coping With Grief

    Key pointsGrief is a normal and healthy reaction that occurs when you lose someone or something important. Although it is possible to delay or postpone grieving, it is not possible to avoid grieving altogether. Grief will subside over time. However, the grieving process does not happen in a step - by - step or orderly fashion. Give yourself all the time you need to identify, accept, and express yo

  5. Grief and Grieving - When to Call a Doctor

    If you or someone you know develops complications of grief such as disturbing or suicidal thoughts, depression, or anxiety, get help. Callor other emergency services if:You think you cannot stop yourself from harming or killing yourself.You hear voices that frighten you, especially if the voices tell you to hurt yourself or other people.Someone who is grieving tries to harm himself or herself or .

  6. Grief and Grieving - Treatment Overview

    Grief itself is a natural response that doesn't require medical treatment. Sometimes, however, people need help getting through the grieving process. Initial griefMedicine. During the initial days of grief, anxiety or sleeplessness can make it difficult to function. If you suffer more than a few days of severe agitation, talk to your health professional about whether a short - term prescription ..

  7. Caregiver Tips - Caregiver Tip No. 1: Take Care of Yourself

    If you want to give good care, you have to take care of yourself first. Caregivers tend to deny their own needs. This strategy may work fine for short - term caregiving. For long - term caregiving, however, it is sure to lead to problems.Several problems can occur when caregivers don't take good care of themselves:They become ill.They become depressed.They "burn out" and stop providing care ...

  8. Grief and Grieving - Cause

    Grief and grieving are the natural response to a major loss. However, any loss can cause feelings of grief, sometimes when you least expect it. Grief is typically triggered by a sudden loss caused by a traumatic or unanticipated event. Examples of such events include:Death of a loved one.Being diagnosed with a chronic or terminal disease.Disability from a severe accident or ...

  9. Grief and Grieving - Symptoms

    Your experience of grief is likely to be different from another person's. Similarly, you will probably grieve somewhat differently each time you experience a significant loss. Your reaction to loss is influenced by the relationship you had with the lost person, object, or situation, and your general coping style, personality, and life experiences. How you express grief is influenced in part by ...

  10. Caregiver Tips - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Fitness: Choosing activities that are right for you ...

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