Author Archives: Ellary Allis (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)

“His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.”

- J.R.R. Tolkien
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Heart Surgery May Be Best Performed In the Afternoon

A new study shows that patients who underwent heart surgery in the afternoon fared better than their morning surgery counterparts

Researchers  who have studied the effect of the body’s circadian rhythms on patients undergoing complex heart surgery have found that the time of day has an effect on the outcome of the surgery. Collecting data on nearly 600 patients who … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Monster in the Mind” By Jean Carper

Eighty-year-old Jean Carper sets about debunking myths about Alzheimer's Disease

“Monster in the Mind” is a fascinating account of the history of Alzheimer’s disease, from its discovery in the early 20th century to the epidemic we’re facing today. It’s also a step-by-step debunking of the doomsday myths that have built … Continue reading

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“Death is a wild night and a new road”

- Emily Dickinson
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What Is It Like To Run A Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, Part Two

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving children ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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What Is It Like To Run a Kids Camp for Grieving Children?

An interview with Cherie Shoemake, director of Optimal Hospice Foundation

Today SevenPonds talks to Cherie Shoemake about Kids Camp, a summer camp for grieving kids ages 8 to 16 who have recently experienced the loss of someone close to them. Cherie is the director of Optimal Hospice Foundation, the organization … Continue reading

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