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Archive for the ‘Tips & Resources’ Category

Patient Safety

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Posted on September 12th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

People go to the hospital because they need surgery, have an accident or a serious illness. The problem is did you know you can get a serious infection in the hospital while you are being treated for something else? Most families are grateful their... Continue Reading »

A Special Type of Trust

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Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Tips & Resources

Have you reviewed your will or your trust lately? Have you considered making any changes? Here is some information you should know in determining if any changes are necessary -and could benefit you and your heirs. The estate planning world is... Continue Reading »

Star-Struck, Nervous, and Fumbling

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Posted on June 21st, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

At NShore Patient Advocates, we are not usually particularly attentive to celebrity news, but a recent article from the New York Times caught our attention.  The article, entitled “Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers Malpractice Case”, brings to... Continue Reading »

Frustrating Times At The Physician’s Office

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Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Tips & Resources

A couple of months ago, a friend of ours encountered a situation that we now have permission to share, so that others can benefit. Our friend, a very young, active and vibrant 80 year old, was out shoveling her snow when she had a sudden,... Continue Reading »

Medications: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Prescription Drugs, Tips & Resources

Very few will argue that medications have the potential to prevent, modify, and cure disease and improve the length and qualify of life.  But are there down sides to these medications?  To quote an old Western movie title, we need to consider the... Continue Reading »

When Physicians Have Tunnel Vision

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Posted on April 26th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Take Charge, Tips & Resources

This story comes to us from someone who could’ve used a professional advocate last week. Mark, an extremely intelligent, savvy, and articulate 80 year old male, had been experiencing severe shortness of breath with walking. He brought himself to... Continue Reading »

Caught In The Middle, Part 2: When One Slice Of The Bread Gets A Little Crumbly

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Posted on April 14th, 2016 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Advocacy, Sandwich Generation, Tips & Resources

We all strive to remain independent and competent throughout our lives. It is safe to say that we wish the same for our aging parents. Members of the Sandwich Generation are already juggling so much with having both children and parents over age 65.... Continue Reading »