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Don’t worry, be happy: Signs & symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Learn about the signs & symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), as well as ways to treat it.

Getting diagnosed with cancer and depression

Receiving the news that you have cancer can be emotionally devastating so it makes sense that everyone who is diagnosed with cancer is depressed… true?

Actually, the statement above is a myth. Although it is “normal” for cancer patients to feel degrees of sadness and anxiousness as they adjust to accompanying changes in their physical health (and appearance for some), not everyone becomes clinically depressed.  Approximately 15 to 25 percent of cancer patients will also meet the criteria for clinical depression or an anxiety disorder; and because of the myth, their clinical depression/anxiety is often underdiagnosed and undertreated.

So how does one distinguish the difference between a stress/grief reaction to a highly stressful event and clinical depression when diagnosed with cancer? Following are the similarities and differences between grief and depression: Continue Reading »

How medical home helps manage chronic conditions

Having trouble keeping your chronic condition in check? Ask your RN specialist for help.


For many of us, living with a chronic condition such as asthma, depression, high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure is just a fact of life.  Some of these diseases have lots of symptoms, and with others, we are only aware of what our doctor is telling us.  Each of these conditions can be hard to live with, or feel overwhelming, but they all are conditions that can be controlled – when you have the right information.

It’s important to know that there is help and you can get better control.  An important person in your medical home health care team is your RN specialist. As an RN specialist, it’s my job to help you learn what you need to know in order to control your chronic condition.  I can help you live a better life. Continue Reading »

Treatment options using integrative medicine

Last week I gave an introduction to integrative medicine and how treatments can improve a variety of conditions such as headaches, cancer, anxiety and depression.

Each person’s treatment plan will be unique, tailored to what makes the most sense for them.

Possible treatment options may include: Continue Reading »

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