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Posted on 3. September 2010

Having and Being a Forever Friend

A few years ago I was given some great advice pertaining to friendship. I was told that some friends come into our lives and are meant to be there forever, while others are only meant to be there for a season. When I first got this advice, I must admit I thought the person meant, literally, a season, like winter, spring, summer or fall. [More]
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Posted on 27. August 2010

Preauthorization Not Required

It can be a patient’s worst nightmare. Imagine having a medical procedure performed only to find out afterward that the insurance company won’t cover it. This seems to be happening more and more frequently. With medical costs skyrocketing, insurers often require preauthorization for expensive tests and procedures [More]
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Categories: Need to Know
Posted on 20. August 2010

Medical Short Hand

By Kris McFalls

Text messaging and Twitter have dramatically changed the way we spell, write and ta [More]
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Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 13. August 2010

Lead by Example

By Kris McFalls

Leading by example: it’s a great piece of advice and way of life.  I’ve tried [More]
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Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 30. July 2010

23 Seconds: Ready, Set, Go!

Recently, I saw a specialist after I began experiencing symptoms I didn’t want to talk about, let alone write about. He did some poking, prodding and testing, and declared nothing was wrong. But, he did prescribe medication, as well as instructed me to reduce the stress in my life. [More]
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Categories: Life With IG
Posted on 23. July 2010

Lysol, Luggage and Lodging-Oh, My!

Ah, the sounds of summer! Frogs ribbiting, the “Ice Cream Man” song tinkling in the distance, crickets chirping, squeaky crutches…. Crutches! What in the world do crutches have to do with the cheerful sounds of summer? [More]
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Categories: Need to Know
Posted on 16. July 2010

Am I a Caregiver?

By Tammie Allegro Caregiver? I had never really embraced this term until my mother’s terminal illness thrust me into the role. I guess we all need to give ourselves a title that somehow explains what we do, but “caregiver” never seemed to cover it completely. For starters, a ca... [More]
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Posted on 9. July 2010

Love with Fur

When I got my dog, Ginger, she was a tiny brown and white fluff, barely eight weeks old. A surprise gift from a family member, she was not the kind of dog I’d planned on. What on earth, I wondered, was a Shih-Tzu? [More]
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