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VA Extends Caregiver Support Benefits

VA Extends Caregiver Support Benefits

Well, at least there’s one good story from 2020 and it started on October 1 — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has expanded the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), based on the PCAFC Improvements and Amendments Under the VA MISSION Act of 2018.

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Near-Death Experiences: Physical or Metaphysical?

Near-Death Experiences: Physical or Metaphysical?

Most of us at one point or another have probably heard a story or two about someone’s near-death experience (NDE). Typically, such tales involve a sensation of floating above one’s unconscious body. Then, there’s the ascent to a bright light, while bathed in warmth and elation.

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Opioids for Pain Management – The Other Side

Opioids for Pain Management – The Other Side

With all this well-deserved attention about the dangers of opioids, there is another side to the story that should not be discounted. Opioids can also be beneficial for many patients as long as they are carefully prescribed and monitored.

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Living and Learning with Invisible Disabilities

Living and Learning with Invisible Disabilities

Not only are invisible disabilities often debilitating in and of themselves, but the public’s unawareness of their effects can lead to misunderstandings and even prejudice. The Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ) seeks to provide additional clarity on this important and timely topic.

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Identifying and Defeating the Invisible Enemy of Depression

Identifying and Defeating the Invisible Enemy of Depression

…if you feel constant, intense sadness and hopelessness, aren’t really interested in things you once enjoyed, and are consumed with guilt and low self-esteem that never seem to go away, you’re dealing with something different.
This is depression and it’s a serious disorder, but it’s also treatable…

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