Dr. Elaine Ducharme

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Dr. Elaine Ducharme: Talking to Your Kids About Tragedy

Dr. Elaine Ducharme was in studio with Allan, Mike & Mary to talk about discussing and explaining tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Listen to the podcast below:
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 29, 2018 Parenting Guidelines

People become parents for lots of different reasons. Some adore children and want to experience the thrill of sharing their life with a young person. Others think that is what is expected of them when they reach a certain age. Others want to prove they can do a better job than their own parents did...
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Dr. Ducharme’s blog Moving on with Your Life and Dating After a Divorce October 22, 2018

Divorce is very common in this country. While there are some indications that the rate of divorce is declining slightly, about 50% of all first marriages end in divorce. The chances of another divorce increase with successive marriages. After a divorce people are left with so many feelings. Some...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog October 1, 2018 Sexual Abuse

The whole country is talking about sexual abuse. Politics aside, we now have an opportunity to think about how we want to treat victims of sexual abuse. We must develop a climate in which victims feel safer to come forward and report what happened to them. Legislative changes, such as eliminating...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 24, 2018 Seasonal Affective Disorder

It is that time of year again. The days are getting shorter. The nights, if not always the days, are cooling down. I have begun to get up in the dark and leave the office in the dark. I definitely prefer the hot weather and when I am cold I can get a bit cranky. Although my husband continues to...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog September 17, 2018 Suicide in Veterans

September is National Suicide Prevention month. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. 45 million people die from suicide every year at an annual cost of 69 billion dollars. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is working hard to address this issue. I recently attended a...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog: Managing Chronic Pain August 20, 2018

Pain is an all-too-familiar problem and the most common reason people see a physician. At least 100 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine. Pain actually serves an important purpose. It alerts us to injuries such as a sprained ankle or...
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Dr. Elaine Ducharme Back to School

Dr. Elaine Ducharme stopped to visit Allan , Mike & Mary to discuss the dreaded getting ready for back to school!
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog Kids and Chores July 30, 2018

I have, in the past, written about helicopter parents, parents who want to control their children’s world. Many feel they are protecting their kids and helping them to succeed in life. Unfortunately, many parents also feel they are helping their children enjoy their childhood by doing everything...
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Dr. Ducharme’s Blog May 21, 2018 Girlfriends

OK, so this column is probably of more interest to women than men. It is about the importance of girlfriends in our lives even if we have a spouse or significant other. Girlfriends are amazing. Even if a woman has a great relationship with a significant other, intimate friends with a couple of...
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