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By Dian Brannen, 4:50 pm on May 21, 2014

Over the past couple of years I have been feeling under the weather.  It didn’t come on all at once but little by little over the course of a couple of years.  I started complaining that my head felt foggy, my joints became stiff and achy, fluttering heart, I was tired all the time.  This winter my latest complaint was that I was sicker than usual.  Normally, I would average one cold in the winter and one in the summer.  This winter though it seemed like I had one cold after the other.  I knew all these signs and symptoms were not normal for me, something had to be wrong!  All the possibilities of what it could be wrong with me kept running through my head, “Do I have arthritis, chronic fatigue,…

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By Dian Brannen, 1:26 pm on May 13, 2014

I was racking my brain trying to decide what to blog about this week.  Vitamin D deficiency? Maybe.  Cholesterol and egg yolks? Not today.  Stress and aging? No.  None of my ideas were screaming write about me, write about me!  So, having sat in front of the computer for 20 minutes with nothing yet typed I decided to write about Vitamin D Deficiency, it is an interesting topic! Then, while taking a break before I dove in, I had a conversation with my husband about a conversation he had with a mutual friend who told his mother that Mothers’ Day was a fake holiday made up by the gift card industry and he was not going to fight traffic this weekend to come see her.  I asked my husband, “Well, you do know the real story of Mother’s Day don’t you?’ …

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By Dian Brannen, 3:00 pm on April 30, 2014

This post is probably a year and a half overdue!  But we just launched our new website and so what better time to begin blogging?  I figured we’d start with a picture of our office, and introduce you to myself (Dian) and our client care manager (Rachael)! So here goes!  Our office is located on S. Cedar Crest Blvd. in Allentown.  We provide home care assistance in the Lehigh Valley area, serving towns such as Allentown, Bethlehem, Whitehall, Macungie, Emaus, Easton, Nazareth, Saucon Valley and pretty much everywhere in between! As I mentioned, my name is Dian Brannen – I am the Owner and Director of Operations for Home Care Assistance Lehigh Valley, and also a mom of 5 (yes, I said 5 – 2 sets of twin girls and my oldest, a…

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