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  1. Hospice Care - Arranging for Hospice Care

    Once you have decided to pursue hospice care, you will need to:Complete documents to determine your eligibility and insurance coverage and to outline your treatment preferences. These documents include: Health care agent or medical power of attorney. For more information, see the topic Choosing a Health Care Agent.Living will. For more information, see the topic Writing an Advance ...

  2. Grief: Helping Teens With Grief

    Key pointsKnow what is normal for your teen's age group. As teens grow and develop, they change the way they think about and express grief. Although each teen is different, there are some expected changes in thinking that occur during the early, middle, and late teenage years.Listen and watch for opportunities. If you listen closely when a teen is talking and watch his or her behavior, you will ..

  3. 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 ...

  4. Grief and Grieving - What Happens

    Grieving a significant loss takes time. Depending on the circumstances of your loss, grieving can take weeks to years. Ultimately, passing through the major stages of grieving helps you gradually adjust to a new chapter of your life.Becoming aware of a lossFull awareness of a major loss can happen suddenly or over a few days or weeks. While an expected loss (such as a death after a long illness) .

  5. How to Manage Stress

    WebMD looks at stress and strategies for managing it.

  6. Stress Management

    Learn tips for managing stress in your life.

  7. Tips for Reducing Stress

    WebMD's tips for managing stress.

  8. 10 Ways to Boost Your Energy in 10 Minutes or Less

    Need a quick energy boost to get you through the day? Try these pick-me-ups when you’re feeling tired.

  9. Complementary Medicine - Energy Therapies

    There are two types of energy therapies, both of which involve the use of energy fields. Biofield therapies are used to affect energy fields in and around the human body. Bioelectromagnetic - based therapies use electromagnetic fields to affect the body, such as those from magnets or electrical current. AcupunctureHealing touchReikiMagnetic field therapyTranscutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

  10. Complementary Medicine - Manipulative and Body-Based Methods

    These therapies involve the movement or realignment of parts of the body. BodyworkChiropractic treatmentMassage therapyShould I use complementary medicine? ...

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