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Archive for the ‘Alternative Therapies’ Category

Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

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The Opiod Epidemic is bad - and getting worse - but it's not the only drug problem this country has Prescription drug use in America is out of control. That's not to say that I'm anti-medication by any means. Prescription drugs can literally be... Continue Reading »

The Health Benefits of Prayer

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Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools

According to the Washington Post, "...prayer is the most common complement to mainstream medicine, far outpacing acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and other alternative remedies." Though scientific studies vary as to the efficacy of prayer, most... Continue Reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips and Tools

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Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

The Days are Getting Longer, but Winter is Still Here The Winter Solstice was on December 21st this year. That means that we're in the half of the year where days are supposed to be getting longer, and we should be able to enjoy more sunshine.... Continue Reading »

Get to Know Your Advocate — Patsy Tongren

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Posted on January 1st, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Advocacy

Q: Tell us a little bit about how you got into private patient advocacy? A: I spent over 38 years being a nurse. I advocate for my patients, but outside of the hospital, patients come in to the ED or go into their doctor’s office who are alone,... Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Music Therapy

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Posted on December 25th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools

The Universal Language                           Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning... Continue Reading »

The Benefits of Music Therapy

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Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies

Music plays a significant role in nearly everyone’s life, but for some people it represents much more than an invitation to dance or a soundtrack for the morning commute. Researchers have found that music therapy provides a diversion from... Continue Reading »