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HIV Testing is an Important Habit to Learn

Recently, a colleague of mine was at a community health fair where HIV testing was being offered and a mother and her 13-year-old daughter both took an HIV test. My colleague asked the mother why she was having her daughter take the test. She responded that while, to her knowledge, her daughter was not sexually active, she wanted her to be in the habit of getting tested as a part of her routine health care as she moved into adulthood.
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May Is ALS Awareness Month: Spread the Word in Your Community

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS causes severe muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and the loss of the ability to speak, eat, cough and breathe.
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Celebrating a “Papa” of Kansas City Jazz

Father’s Day is a time for us to honor our dads and celebrate their influence on our lives. We often show our appreciation through special tributes to their loving support. Crossroads Hospice recently honored a “Papa” of another kind with a remarkable gift that resulted in a night to remember for one beloved musician.
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Elder Abuse: How to Recognize the Signs

This weekend, I was at my local mall and was saddened — and admittedly a bit angered — by an incident I witnessed. While In the food court I noticed an elderly lady, I am guessing in her 80s, using her cane and making her way with her food over to the only empty table.
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Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags: Honoring Our Veterans on Flag Day

Over the next five weeks, Crossroads will be celebrating veterans in a series dubbed, “Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags”. This series will reaffirm the importance of all our servicemen and women, and also remind us why we celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, and of course, July 4th. We kick-off with a brief explanation behind Flag Day, one of the most honored holidays for our Real Heroes.