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Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags: Healing the Family

It’s estimated that over 22 millionpeople have served in the United States’ military. That’s 22 millionfamilies directly impacted by wars and political agendas. Millions of husbands, wives and children expected to continue with normal lives, during and after a loved one’s deployment or service.
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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.