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Archive for the ‘Patient Advocacy’ Category

Cultural Considerations in Healthcare

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Posted on June 9th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Social

In the fall of 2019, we posted a blog on “Cultural Considerations in Healthcare”. In light of the current cultural challenges, I would like to repost this topic and have added some information as it pertains to African Americans particularly in... Continue Reading »

Heart Beats

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Posted on February 20th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Heart Disease, Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

Heart Basics We all know that our heart beats and beats and beats, working hard for us. But do we know what actually happens when our heart beats?  First of all, our heart is a muscular organ. “An organ is a group of tissues that... Continue Reading »

Experiences in the Age of Dementia

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Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Bettina Carlson, under Alzheimer's and Dementia, Caregiver, Caregiving, Inspiring Stories, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

I just came across this quote from The Purple Sherpa (https://www.thepurplesherpa.org), and immediately thought of how true this is in my own relationship with my father: When you think about whether to visit someone who’s living with... Continue Reading »

SAGAS – Seniors Alone Guardianship & Advocacy Services

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Posted on November 19th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Senior Orphans, Something New

Finally! After having worked so hard on making this happen, having been so “itchy” to share this great news with you, and getting started, here we go. We have a new baby!!!  We are so very excited to officially announce the launch... Continue Reading »

The Dreaded Flu and Immune Support

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Posted on November 4th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

There is no denying it, cold weather and shorter daylight has arrived. Winter is right outside our doorsteps. Coats, hats, scarves, mittens, cozy socks, and boots will be our best friends for the next few months. Hot teas, hot chocolate, warm... Continue Reading »

INFORMED CONSENT

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Posted on October 30th, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Take Charge

I wanted to write about something else in this week’s blog post. But then, I met an elderly women who shared with me the story of her husband. A story that in its essence is not singular to them, but presents a rather widespread challenge. A... Continue Reading »

The Spotlight on Seasonal Depression

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Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Bettina Carlson, under Mental Health, Patient Advocacy, Take Charge

The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and we have less daylight exposure. And we all have heard it, or maybe we are the ones who noticed it ourselves, the claim that our moods are getting darker, too. And indeed there are... Continue Reading »