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Family Caregiver Tips: To Help you Find Balance In Your Life

Stay True to Yourself Keep Your Friendships Thriving Keep Your Body Moving Keep the Brain Active Learn About Alternate Resources to Aide in Caregiving Consolidate Important Papers Complete an Advanced Health Care Directive (AHCD) Give Copies of Your AHCD to Family Members & Doctors Eat Well Plan for a Crisis Communicate With and Cherish Family [...]

Pain in Your Feet? Try These Proven Techniques for Soothing Them

Birgitta Rice, MS, RPh, CHES Dec 25, 2008 This article was originally published in Diabetes Health in February, 2008. One of the more common and early complications of diabetes is nerve pain or peripheral neuropathy. Symptoms are tingling, pain or numbness in the legs and feet, sometimes in arms and hands. The nerve endings seem [...]

Study Shows Podiatrist Care Reduces Amputation Risk

Amputation, one of the most devastating and costly consequences of diabetes, can be prevented when patients are treated by podiatric physicians. That’s the finding of a national, large-scale study coauthored by Dr. James Wrobel, DPM, MS, associate professor of medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He is also director of the Center [...]

Is It Time to Stop Driving?

Signs that it may be time for an older driver to quit (HealthDay News) — As cognitive function, coordination, eyesight and other skills decline in old age, it may be time for an elderly person to quit driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mentions these warning signs that seniors may no longer be able [...]

Five Steps to Ensure a Health Crisis Doesn’t Mean Financial Ruin

(ARA) – A serious long-term illness or disability can have a devastating, often irreversible, affect on a family’s financial well-being. In fact, health care expenses are among the most common cause of bankruptcies, according to findings published in the “American Journal of Medicine” last year. Most people are not financially prepared to have their employment [...]

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