July is UV Safety Month

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the most common cause of skin cancer, and July is UV Safety Month, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Skin cancer is preventable just by taking a few simple steps, but awareness is key. UV Safety Month encourages families, communities and organizations to work together to spread the word about the damaging effects of skin cancer and ways to prevent it from happening to you or someone you love.

Send a Summertime Pick Me Up

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

Summer is the time of year when you want to be outside enjoying the sunshine, the pool, the beach, vacations and more. But for those struggling with an illness or injury, the summer can be a depressing reminder of what they're not able to get out and do. But you can send your friend a summertime pick-me-up with Get Well Meal.

Setting up a Meal Calendar for Someone Who is Ill

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

When someone you love is going through a difficult time or is ill or injured, people will rally around them and do whatever they can to help. In many cases, and most historically, people have brought food to people as they go deal with sickness. But as this tradition evolved, people began to realize too much food was coming in all at once, overwhelming the ill, and leaving much of the food to go to waste.

The Gift of Time

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

When you've got a friend or loved one who is dealing with illness your natural reaction is probably to offer support and assistance. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what kind of help might be most helpful.

How co-workers and work family can offer support to the ill

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

When a friend or loved one is dealing with a chronic or recently diagnosed illness it can be easy to step up to the plate and offer support and assistance. However, if the person dealing with illness is a co-worker, there can be an element of uncertainty about how to go about dealing with the situation and offering assistance.

Helping Children Cope with Illness

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, chronic or otherwise, it can be heartbreaking for the parents. Much information needs to be processed, decisions need to be made, and research becomes ongoing. Families can work to better understand the illness and its effects, plan and prepare, but most important is that amidst all of this there is an effort to help the child affected by the illness understand what is happening to them.

Simple Ways to Cheer Up a Sick Friend

  • Posted on: 26 July 2017
  • By: rachelburns

Sometimes the simplest gestures can be the most meaningful. If you have a friend or loved one who is battling a chronic illness or a recent diagnosis you may be wondering what you can do to help. Support can come in many forms - a listening ear, a homemade meal, or an offer to sweep the kitchen. But often, what your friend or loved one may actually benefit from most is a little lifting of their spirits.

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