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Battling Addiction amid COVID & Social Distancing

People battling addiction face added challenges when it comes to their support networks and healthcare during this pandemic. Sanket Dhat, MD, Medical Director at the CMG Addiction Treatment Center and Pathway’s Recovery Lodge offers some insights and advice.
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Chef Tim’s Roasted Tomato Halves

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men worldwide. Research studies suggest eating cooked tomatoes may play a significant role in reducing prostate cancer risk. Cooking tomatoes increases the bioavailability of lycopene, a bright red carotenoid, which is a powerful antioxidant. So in honor of June - Men's Health Month, Centra's head chef, Chef Tim Schoonmaker, produced an easy recipe featuring cooked tomatoes.
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What are the Different Types of Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain. This interruption causes damage to the brain cells which cannot be repaired or replaced. The effects of your stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Sidney Earley, NP at the CMG-Neurology Center describes the different types of stroke and their effects on the brain.
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Helping Kids Manage Anxiety & Stress about Coronavirus

Do you want to read more on this subject? https://centrascripts.com/covid/mental-health/helping-kids-cope-during-covid-19/ https://centrascripts.com/episode/lets-talk-about-coronavirus-with-our-kids/
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Dealing with Caregiver Stress During the COVID-19 Crisis

Caregiving for family members can be challenging. The COVID-19 crisis has only added more complexities. As family caregivers have added extra protections for their loved ones, they must also take extra steps to ensure their own health and well-being.
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Couples in the Time of COVID-19: Creating a Safe Harbor

Many couples are finding themselves in confinement within their homes, sometimes with children, no work, and no end-date in sight. This can be a recipe for disaster as anxiety and tensions are high. Couples can choose to make this a time of unity – a time to make your marriage a safe harbor.
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Bonding and Maternal Care

Skin-to-skin contact usually refers to the practice when a newborn baby is placed directly on a mother's bare chest. It helps the baby transition from the womb and calms and relaxes both baby and mother. But sometimes the process of the cesarean section can delay that important moment even for several hours. Centra’s Birth Center at Virginia Baptist Hospital offers skin-to-skin bonding after ALL deliveries and has since 2015. In our latest blog post, one mom shares her memories of missing the experience of holding her newborn and her joy in witnessing the c-section of a mom who does.
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Helping Kids Cope During COVID-19

As a parent, you may be wondering if it’s even OK to have conversations about COVID-19 with young children. The answer to your question is absolutely YES!
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10 Tips and Tools to Support Mental Health During Coronavirus

The world is focused on physical health due to Coronavirus, but many are forgetting one important element of our overall health: the brain. Maintaining good mental health throughout this Coronavirus pandemic is becoming increasingly important. People are facing weeks or months without seeing loved ones, participating in beloved activities, or even leaving the house. For…
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