Building the board brilliantly

Building the board brilliantly

If your board brings on new people at the end of the school year, and bids farewell to those who have reached the end of their terms, you are probably thinking through candidates right now. As you do so, consider the characteristics of strong boards noted below and see if anything is missing. Before you nominate, enlist and orient new members, make sure the items below are up to snuff. This also is a good way to evaluate the board’s…

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What you should know about kidney disease

What you should know about kidney disease

Though nearly 30 million adults in the United States are affected by kidney disease; most are not diagnosed until there is permanent damage. March is National Kidney Month, calling awareness for the need to check your kidney health and begin a conversation with your health care provider. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases indicate that if you have diabetes or high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure or heart disease, you are at…

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Are you prepared to ask someone to stop driving?

Are you prepared to ask someone to stop driving?

Telling someone they should no longer drive, or being told that you should no longer drive, can become a very stressful time. There is an element of freedom for anyone who can sit behind the wheel of a car, turn the key, look out the front windshield and say, “I can go wherever the road takes me.” However, there comes a time when we can no longer drive a vehicle safely due to changes in vision, slower reaction time, cognitive…

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