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Are the Holidays Trying to Tell You Something?

Ask The Experts by Jennifer Raybaud

Q: "I'm already getting a little stressed about the upcoming holidays and all I need to do. I've been seeing things around about mindfulness and meditation, but I've always been a little skeptical. How does this help and should I try it?"

A: Fabulous question! May I begin by asking you to sit quietly for a moment and reflect to see if this season is trying to "speak" to you in some way? If, when we roll a little "mental tape" on past holidays we find the time ...

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New "Making a Pointe" Video

Making a Pointe, a TED Talk-like presentation on issues facing the Grosse Pointe communities, took place on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Co-sponsored by the Grosse Pointe News and the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce, Making a Pointe addressed the challenges, successes and innovations found in our evolving community and looked at regional and national trends affecting Grosse Pointe and Metro Detroit.

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The Heart of the Matter

Ask The Experts by Marla Ruhana

Q:  I've been in a relationship for seven years. Nothing is wrong per se, I just want us to be better. Can you help?

A:  You are not alone. Many couples get caught up in the daily grind and feel that since nothing specifically is really wrong, there is no need to seek help. Yet, with time, the demands of daily life can cause relationships to erode and couples to grow apart.

This erosion is unnecessary. I commend you for writing and recognizing the need ...

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Is it safe to send children to school with cold symptoms?

Ask the Experts by Nancy Ajemian, M.D.

Q: If my children have a high fever, but no other symptoms. Should I still send them to school?

A: If a child has had a fever within the last 24 hours, he/she should stay home from school. Fevers are an indication that the body is fighting some type of illness, so it is important to allow your child time to rest until the fever has subsided. Once the fever has passed and your child feels well enough to return to school, you do not need to keep him/her home....

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Safe Disposal of Unused Prescriptions and Medications

Ask the Experts by Ghada Abdallah

Q: I've been hearing a lot about teenagers using their parents' and grandparents' unused medications to get high. I also know that many of the drugs cannot just be discarded in the trash. So what do I do with unused or expired meds in my home?"

A: It is important to dispose of medications properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse. Proper disposal also protects our nation's water system.

Medications may be disposed of at a collector ...

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