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MIDDLE-AGED WHITE AMERICAN MEN WITH HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION ARE DYING FROM DESPAIR

Middle-Aged White Men/Demographics Mental Health Death rates are rising for middle-aged white American men. It’s unlike every other age group, every other racial and ethic group and unlike their counterparts in other rich countries. Angus Deaton, Princeton Economist, 2015 Nobel … Continue reading

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THE WHEELS ON MY CAR GO ROUND AND ROUND

Self-Care/Medical 2017/Caregiving I know I’m not alone in this business of caregiving but it can be a lonely life. I fight to stay out of that hole of despair. It’s not good to look back on ‘what might have been.’ … Continue reading

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CONGRESS HAS A HARD TIME

Older Female Veterans/Continuing Resolution/ Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom   Congress has had a hard time doing its job for decades. From time to time they pass legislative funding that covers only a short period. Are they … Continue reading

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IS IT A PIPE DREAM OR IS IT REALITY?

Female Veterans/The Veterans Administration/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom Is it a pipe dream or a reality that VA women’s health care is more proactive in some areas of care than the private sector? Efforts have been made … Continue reading

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BAD MEDICINE – HOW DOES IT BEGIN, WHERE DOES IT END?

Obamacare/Medical 2016/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom Dear Readers, I wrote this blog last Oct and found it sitting in my draft folder waiting for a picture or two to be added. The medication I write about in … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS DAY AND COLD CONCRETE WALLS

Bipolar Disorder/Mental Health/Slice Of Life By – Sheri de Grom Goodwill toward men—my first thought on Christmas morning. No, Sheri. You will not feel sorry for yourself. This is your life and welcome to it. You made the decision to … Continue reading

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THEY SENT MY HUSBAND HOME TO DIE

Baptist Hospital & Medical Center, Little Rock, Arkansas/Medicare/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom   Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas sent my husband home to die. A mere pull on the plug of Tom’s heart generator, a two man lift, … Continue reading

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MEDICAL FACTS I LEARNED WHILE LOOKING UP OTHER INFORMATION

  Medical 2016/Research/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   From the back of my Medicare statement:   If you, or someone you’re helping, has questions about a Medicare Summary Notice (MSN), you have the right to get help, … Continue reading

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WHEN ARE WE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental Health/Stigma/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   FROM MY JOURNAL – ARKANSAS, OZARKS FALL, 2004 We’ll only have peace within when we surrender to ourselves. The worst stigma of all is the individual who’s aware they need … Continue reading

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MEDICARE – WHAT REHAB FACILITIES & NURSING HOMES DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Medicare/Physical Therapy/Medical 2016 By – Sheri de Grom The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services passed a law that’s good for the patient and not the establishment. The settlement agreement means that there have been changes to the manual that … Continue reading

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