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The NSPA Blog

Get to Know Your Advocate – Sibyl Yau

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Posted on December 11th, 2017 by Anna Dolezal, under Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Q: Let’s start with the obvious; what you drew you to patient advocacy? A: I’m an only child and my parents were older when I was born. My mother was 36 when she had me, so I grew up with older parents who had healthcare issues. I became a... Continue Reading »

Patient-Centered Care: Fact or Fiction?

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Posted on November 29th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

Patient-Center Care is the new best practice As 2017 comes to its end, almost all of us have heard about the shift in US healthcare to patient-centered care. It makes sense, too. In today’s fractured healthcare landscape, care should be all about... Continue Reading »

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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Posted on November 20th, 2017 by Teri Dreher, under Alzheimer's and Dementia

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month During this month, it’s important for us to reflect on our own experiences. Teri discusses a client she had last year who showed her why advocating for those who suffer from this disease – both... Continue Reading »

Baa Baa Black Sheep and Team Unity

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Posted on November 13th, 2017 by Anna Dolezal, under Take Charge

Does your office have a "black sheep?" What do you think of when you hear the term black sheep? Personally, my mind first goes to the nursery rhyme. Lately, though, I think about how this role can manifest in the workplace. In my experience,... Continue Reading »

Early Signs That a Relative May Have Dementia

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Posted on November 6th, 2017 by Sally Perkins, under Alzheimer's and Dementia

According to statistics, 50 million people suffer from dementia worldwide with many not receiving a formal diagnosis. Recognizing the early signs could help prevent dementia worsening by making lifestyle changes and getting appropriate medical... Continue Reading »

Fall and Flu Season

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Posted on October 30th, 2017 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Tips & Resources

Fall and Flu Season It’s that time of year again, FLU SEASON!  Well, the time technically started in September, and since flu season runs through May, it’s that time a lot of the year. Still, the earlier you get vaccinated the better. Flu... Continue Reading »

October is Talk About Your Medicines Month

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Posted on October 24th, 2017 by Susan Scatchell, under Polypharmacology, Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

Talk About Your Medicines Month The National Council on Patient Information and Education started the annual Talk About Your Medicines Month over 30 years ago.  The primary focus was on better communication between consumers and their healthcare... Continue Reading »

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