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Category Archive: Health Conditions


Power to the Patient

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As a patient coping with a health event, you have to deal not only with your body changing drastically — sometimes suddenly and sometimes gradually — but also with a significant loss of self. Your independence is often compromised, and family members cluck and fret and frequently talk over you […]

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This Hospital Safety Checklist Can Help You Avoid Readmissions After Discharge

A Checklist to Avoid Going Back to the Hospital

Fact: 20 to 30 Percent of All Patients End Up Back in the Hospital Within a Month Often, it’s because they can’t drive to get prescriptions filled or make it to follow-up doctor appointments. Sometimes patients ignore signs of health problems after a hospital stay, hoping they’ll just “go away”. […]

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After Treatment for Lymphoma, an Emotional Roller-Coaster

Emotions are a big part of this lymphoma survivor’s story.

Recently, my husband and I were sitting shoulder to shoulder at church on a Sunday morning. Within the span of a 45-minute service, I got the giggles, cried and then got the giggles again. Scott finally said, “I don’t care if you laugh or cry. Just pick an emotion!” Pick […]

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Caring for Someone with Special Needs? Here’s Some Help.

Making it easier to care for people with special needs.

Caring for a family member with special needs can be a lifetime commitment. Whether a stroke or other major health event causes a disability, or a condition is diagnosed while one is an infant, taking care of individuals with special needs comes with a unique array of challenges. While there […]

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Hospitals Can Be Dangerous – Tips to Protect Your Loved Ones From Infections and Accidents.

There are easy ways to prevent the most common hazards in a hospital

Thanks to a wealth of great medical websites, we’ve never had access to more knowledge about health conditions and treatment choices. However, the average caretaker or advocate knows much less about potentially-harmful complications known as “Hospital Acquired Conditions,” or “HACs” that can be dangerous — even deadly. National Patient Safety Awareness […]

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