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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Leigh Layne, RN with Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, North Carolina   Q: Can I receive home health services if I go to church? A: Yes, if leaving your home is a taxing effort. In other words, if you drive to church effortlessly, and walk without requiring assistance; I…

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Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina   Q: What is Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT)? A: ECT refers to the most effective and rapidly acting treatment that we have today for severe depression and other…

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Ask The Expert: Hospice Care Dr. Chirag Patel, The Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio   Q: What is palliative care? What is the difference between palliative medicine and hospice?   A: The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for people facing the pain, symptoms…

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Ask The Expert: Medical Transportation Brian Hathaway, Co-Owner of Spirit Medical Transport, LLC in South Greenville, Ohio   Q: What is the best time to call if I need an ambulance or want to schedule medical transportation? A: Spirit Medical Transport, LLC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a…

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Ask The Expert: Moving Services Joshua Baxter, President and CEO of Here to There Senior Moving Services in Miamisburg, Ohio   Q: What do senior move managers do? A: We handle the moving details so our senior customers and their families and friends do not have to. Moving is a stressful life event. It is…

alzheimers

Study: Sleep Loss Could Indicate Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease by Stuart Mapes Disrupted sleep could mean a number of things, and recently scientists have found a connection between sleep loss and Alzheimer’s. Preclinical Alzheimer’s patients may not notice any cognitive symptoms at first, and the progression to full-blown Alzheimer’s is often gradual. Sleep loss,…

long term care insurance

Buyers of Long-Term Care Insurance Prefer Home Care by Ann Carrns via New York Times Long-term care insurance, which can help cover the cost of extended care if you’re unable to care for yourself, is something no one really wants to think about. It’s a product you buy, after all, in the hope that you…

Final Expense Insurance…..Do you have security for your loved ones? Final expense insurance has become a major need with the economy changes.  What is Final Expense Insurance?  It is a type of insurance that covers burial and funeral expenses. It is more affordable than a whole life policy and for some easier to obtain.  All…

How Can Term Life Insurance Affect you? When most people hear the words Term Life Insurance, they go “What’s that”.  Term Insurance is a lower cost life insurance policy purchased for a stated period of time.  It has no cash or loan value. So many people are unaware of how owning a Term Insurance policy…

colonoscopy

Why is having a Colonoscopy important? Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.  It all starts with a small growth called a Polyp.  Polyps are only seen and detected when having a colonoscopy. It is very important and also recommended that adults over the…