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Posted: Sep 17, 2017

Caregiving & Preparing for the Unexpected

Most people know that it’s helpful to plan for the future. But for many caregivers, it is difficult to think about a time when they (not their loved one) may face a crisis or medical illness. Today, 30 million households are providing care for an adult over the age of 50 – and that number is expected to double over the next 25 years. So everyone who has the responsibility of providing assistance or care for another, (whether it is full-time, part-time or just occasionally) should start considering options if they become ill or unable to continue to provide care.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017

DIY Advanced Care Planning How-to

With a TideWell Hospice Expert

Planning for and making known your future healthcare and end-of-life wishes is an important task for everyone. So how do you get started?
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017

Inpatient Care Specialists Improving Healthcare

Written by SMH Senior Communications Editor Kim Savage

What is a "hospitalist"? As inpatient care specialists, hospitalists work hand-in-hand with hospital nurses, case managers, therapists and each patient’s primary care provider. They also co-manage specialty care that might be needed, meet frequently with family members and coordinate services that patients might need after discharge.
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Posted: Sep 7, 2017

Rehab Can Cure a Leaky Bladder

By SMH Physical Therapist Shayna Shefrin

Women: Leaking urine—whether you’ve given birth or not—is not normal, and it is not something you have to learn to live with.
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Posted: Aug 31, 2017

Lung Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

Written by SMH Lung Cancer Screening Coordinator Amie Miller

Approximately 85 percent of lung cancers develop in current or former cigarette smokers. About 90 percent of those battling lung cancer die from the disease—in large part because the cancer is often not found until it’s at an advanced stage.
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