Borrowing an idea I saw on Facebook, I have tried every day to isolate something for which I am grateful. It’s been an interesting process and I now realize it really should be a 365-day-a-year exercise. One day I was grateful to be able to breathe through my nose as I battle a lousy cold. Today (Saturday) I was imminently grateful to have not run over a stray cat that crossed my driveway just as I pulled in.
As part of our State’s plan to balance the budget, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has recently imposed a three percent rate reduction in reimbursement for services to Medicaid patients in long term care facilities, or as we know them, nursing homes.
I get a jillion pieces of email every week. Sometimes the High Commander (who gets six jillion emails) forwards me something that he knows will spur this column. He was never as right as one he sent me about a new American Christmas tradition a week or so ago.
Noted developmental psychologist Abraham Maslow developed what he called the “hierarchy of needs” in 1943. Often portrayed in a pyramid, the most basic of needs at the bottom includes, breathing, sleep, water and of course, food.
Acne, often called zits, pimples or blemishes is a very common skin disease that can be emotionally distressing to people of all ages. Although approximately 17 million people in the United States have acne, it is most common in teenagers since hormones likely play a role in its development. Adult women also have an increased chance of developing acne when undergoing hormonal changes associated with menstrual cycles or pregnancy, or even starting or stopping the use of birth control pills.
Adult attention-deficit disorder is a mental health condition that causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior. Adult ADHD symptoms can lead to a number of problems, including unstable relationships, poor work or school performance, and low self-esteem.
In this paper or on this website, you will find a story about an event recently held at the Manning High School stadium. The annual event, known as Fields of Faith, is an attempt to bring young people together for a time of spiritual renewal and bonding.
Back pain is one of the most frequent complaints doctors hear with approximately nine out of ten adults experiencing back pain at some point in their life. Approximately half of working adults will have back pain every year which accounts for one of the most common reasons people miss work or go to the doctor. Chances are that if you don’t have back pain now, you will eventually have it at some point.
This week is “Freedom to Read Week,” formerly known as Banned Books Week. The occasion is celebrated in libraries around the nation and as the offspring of a former librarian, I can tell you, those book folks take this very, very seriously.