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Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Chinese Americans

“In America, most families will honor the individual wishes of an elder as they age, but Chinese families don’t operate that way,” says Stokes. “A Chinese family makes a decision as a unit, which ultimately might not be what the senior wants. Chinese people don’t talk about end-of-life care, but we want to change that.”

Mary Stuhr Diabetes Education Expert

Why the Flu is Bad for Diabetes Patients

"“The flu is challenging for anybody, but it is more so for people with diabetes,” explains Mary Stuhr, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with the Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands in Omaha, Nebraska. “Dehydration, a changed eating schedule and how the body responds to infection can all make the management of blood sugars more difficult.”

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Supporting Veterans and Military Families

Many Right at Home owners, staff and caregivers use their military experience to understand the unique challenges veterans and their families face when providing veteran-sensitive care and support for military families in their homes.

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Caregiver Took WWII Veteran on a Trip Down Memory Lane

Jim and I had been talking about going up to his wife’s gravesite, and one morning he just came out of his room dressed and ready to go! I helped him to the car and off we went. It was about a two-hour trip, and it brought back a lot of happy memories for him. It made my heart happy to see him so happy.

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National Family Caregivers Month

Taking steps to counter the financial and emotional strain of caregiving helps both the caregiver and loved one enjoy better health and time together. Learn what support resources are available for family caregivers.

Dr. Joel Stein

Advances in Post-Stroke Rehabilitation

Dr. Joel Stein, Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University in New York City, discusses a number of forward-looking stroke therapies. Dr. Stein is also Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Physiatrist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian hospital.

Lisa Sukin, Pharmacist

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists

October is American Pharmacists Month, Lisa Sukin, a pharmacist with 20 years’ experience in hospital and retail pharmacy, shares her answers to common questions people ask about medications.

Bill Osborne, Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Health Awareness for Seniors and Caregivers

“Many people don’t realize how crucial respiratory health is when it comes to aging well,” says Bill Osborne, Flight Respiratory Therapist at Atrium Health. “But keeping your lungs healthy can improve your quality of life and help you live longer.”

Rick Tabor

Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

According to the statistics of the Pew Research Center, Gulf War and Vietnam War veterans now account for 66 percent of all U.S. veterans. Although both wars ended decades ago, to many veterans who had been exposed to combat, the wars have never ended.

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Pumpkin Health Benefits and Easy Recipes

Studies suggest that pumpkins can reduce the risk of cancer, regulate blood pressure, reduce blood sugar and help maintain colon health. Pumpkins are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C; their seeds are high in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids.