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Not All Caregivers' Stories Are The Same, But Their Pain Is
I had a great conversation the other day with a woman who takes care of her 90-year-old mother. Her mom continues to live independently, which is a nice way of saying that her daughter would prefer having her fingernails ripped out than having mom come stay with her. The daughter pays through the nose to have in-home caregivers pretty much around the clock. Before you rush to judge and marvel at what money can buy, just know that this adult daughter feels the burden of caregiving as acutely as the rest of us. She feels the same sense of loss, the same guilt, the same obligation, the same sometimes-resentment. She too makes...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Stroke Heroes 2016
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Puget Sound Division, along with our sponsor Medtronic, congratulates the honorees for this year's Stroke Hero Awards. We had amazing stories sent to us. Thank you to all of you who submitted a nomination. Here are some of the inspiring individuals honored this year as a Stroke Hero. AMY MOORE, Stroke Survivor Amy is described as a truly an inspiring person who has never let her stroke stop her from accomplishing her goals. Her stroke was diagnosed at six months of age and left her legally blind. Amy learned Braille during her first two years of high school an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Pregnancy Is Scary Enough Without Having To Worry That a Catholic Hospital Might Turn You Away
Maybe I'm just more attuned to it these days -- your 30s will do that to you -- but lately it feels like everyone I know has a scary story about pregnancy. After the adorable photographs have been posted, the celebratory texts sent, the welcome-back-to-the-world-of-sushi-and-beer meals eaten, they tell you about the darker parts of the experience. The nightmarishly long labor. The NICU. The miscarriages that sometimes came before. The last thing any of these women should have to worry about -- the last thing anyone who is pregnant, or their family, should have to worry about -- is being denied appropriate medical care be...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news