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Archive for the ‘Patient Tools’ Category

Measles is making a comeback

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Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Medical Planning, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools

And we don't like it one bit Measles (Rubeola) is an infectious disease located in blood cells. There have been written accounts of the disease going all the way back to the 9th century! Before the creation of the Measles Vaccine, the disease was... Continue Reading »

Resolutions worth revisiting

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Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Teri Dreher, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again New year, new you, right? We all want to be the best versions of ourselves, but not all resolutions are created equally. Or at least, they don't seem to work out that way. With the news year comes list after list of... Continue Reading »

When the patient advocate becomes the patient: how to advocate for yourself

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Posted on November 20th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New, Take Charge

Last week I underwent a MAKO robotic assisted left total knee replacement and got to experience, once again, what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the healthcare system. I decided months ago that I wanted the best surgeon I could get... Continue Reading »

Conversations around death and dying: how to protect your loved ones

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Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Insurance & Billing, Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

We all know it's going to happen at some point, but planning for your own death and dying process is no easy task Still, preparing for medical emergencies and what will happen when you die is extremely important - especially for the loved ones you... Continue Reading »

Transitional Considerations in Downsizing Your Home Before a Move

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Posted on August 29th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Medical Planning, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Although we may wish we could stay in our homes forever, it's not always the case We're all for seniors staying in their homes. Just see our recent blog on the very subject - here. But sometimes staying in place isn't an option. When the time... Continue Reading »

Fun and engaging exercises for seniors

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Posted on May 30th, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Long Term Care, Patient Tools, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

Exercise is important at any age When I was a kid, I loved working out. I would even wake up early to "exercise" with my dad. Of course to a 6 year old, what that really meant was goofing off and moving around a lot. Still, those early sessions of... Continue Reading »

Season of the tick — risks posed to the elderly

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Posted on May 21st, 2018 by Anna Dolezal, under Infections, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

It's that time of year again. Ticks are out for blood (literally) and while no one enjoys their company, the elderly face particular health risks from these springtime pests. More troubling still, tick populations are on the rise and growing... Continue Reading »