Coping With Illness

Lisa Shaver with Pistol

A Horse Named Pistol Helped Her Heal

An incurable condition known as RSD had left her unable to do the thing she loved most in life: Ride a horse. But a quarter horse with its own health issues proved a perfect match.

A smiling nurse gives her senior patient a hug

Activities to Help You Live Well with Parkinson's Disease

Therapists and patients at Good Samaritan Society in Mountain Home, Arkansas, offer hope and guidance to those who are coping with Parkinson's disease

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Actress Glenn Close on the red carpet.

Do You Know Someone Living with Mental Illness?

In this 2010 Guideposts story, actress Glenn Close shares what it’s like having a loved one who has bi-polar disorder and explains why we need to destigmatize mental illness.

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Scott Hamilton on the TODAY Show

Olympian Scott Hamilton Wants You to 'Finish First'

Figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton shares valuable life lessons he's learned on and off the ice in his new book. 

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Caregiving

Caregiving—Faith in Action

Our faith comes alive when we express love to people in times of need.

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Flu Season 2018: Things To Know

What You Need to Know About the Flu

Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease doctor, shares some helpful insight into this year's severe flu season and how you can protect yourself. 

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Comforting a loved one in the hospital

The Possible in an Impossible Situation

We often can’t control an outcome, but we can still play an important role.

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A young woman embraces her mother

7 Keys to Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

Caring for a family member who has Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming.

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Karen, Mondy and their daughter, Grace, with Virginia

Alzheimer's Disease: Comedy Improv Is a Surprising Resource

As her mother's Alzheimer's worsened, improvisational theater experience gave her and her husband a new way to interact with her mom—and ease the strain.

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A woman consults with her doctor

10 Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Pain

Dr. Payam Hakimi, a physician who practices integrative medicine, offers advice for talking to your doctor about chronic pain.

A young caregiver walks with her loved one in the park

How to Handle Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Caregivers may face sadness and frustration. Follow these practical tips to help manage some of those challenges.

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Music legend Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell's Touching Final Album, 'Adiós'

Music legend Glen Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, has gone silent, but his final album is a beautiful parting gift from a multitalented performer.

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How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

How Crafts Are Helping People with Chronic Illness Heal

Through the craft website ConsciousCrafties.com, Karen Thomas empowers others like her who are managing a chronic illness.

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Here are some tips to keep your family safe while still enjoying the outdoors. 

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