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Juneteenth – America’s Other Independence Day

Everyone knows that July 4th is America’s birthday – the day set aside to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the day when American colonists threw off their oppressive British royal shackles to create a new nation where “all men are created equal.”
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Palliative Care: Managing COPD as Temperatures Rise

Summer’s heat can be a challenge for anyone, but for those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) the increased humidity can exacerbate symptoms and make it even harder to catch their breath. Palliative care can provide additional support to home COPD patients, preventing trips to the emergency room.
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This Gift of a Day Was Worlds of Fun

Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Dale Edwards loves roller coasters and wanted to spend his Gift of a Day getting a “rush” from all the rides. A trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, MO was the perfect outing for this thrill seeker.
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Communicating With Dementia Patients Who Don’t Know Your Name

Perhaps no caregiving situation can be more challenging than doing so for a loved one with dementia. Communicating with dementia patients can be difficult, and even more so when it’s your mother, father, grandparent or someone else close to you who doesn’t even remember your name in a particular moment.
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Gift of a Day: Start Your Engines

Roger Good is a huge National Hot Rod Association fan. He loves the roar of the engines and the smell of the Nitro. For his Gift of a Day, we took a very special trip to see the races.