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 Tuesday January 10, 2012 - Issue #68

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Joy Behar and her Daughter Eve

Joy Behar is an American comedian, writer, actress, and a co-host of the talk show, The View. In the fall of 2009, Behar began hosting her own celebrity news and commentary program, The Joy Behar Show, on CNN's sister network HLN. For Joy, heart disease is a family affair. Despite having lost both parents to heart disease, Joy’s mother Rose was not prepared when a sudden heart attack struck in her fifties. Now, Joy and her daughter Eve (a talented ceramic artist) are challenging women who have or are at risk for heart disease to be prepared, and better their odds of surviving should a heart attack strike without warning. And they caution women, “Don’t stop there.” Embrace this second chance at life by living a more heart-healthy lifestyle.

Gary Barg sits down with Joy and Eve to talk about family, love and heart health.

Gary Barg: How has heart disease affected your family?

Joy Behar: I am the recipient of a gene, I think possibly, because my mother had her first heart attack when she was 50 years old. An uncle, who is her brother, had a sudden heart attack and died at the age of 58.  Both my grandparents on my mother’s side died of heart attacks.  So, there you have it.  It is not a pretty picture...continued

Take care

Gary Barg


Feature Article

Ovarian Cancer:
Helping Caregivers Communicate and Cope
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer

Teresa Combs, mother of three, lives in Granbury, TX and is an ovarian cancer survivor. She was 23 years old when first diagnosed with the disease. When questioned about her experience, she said, “I wish my caregivers had been more educated...continued

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Guest Column

Overcoming Sadness and Depression, Naturally
By David Dancu

It's often difficult to differentiate between sadness and depression. Each has certain qualities that frequently overlap; yet both can impact our lives dramatically. Sadness can range from a simple momentary unhappiness to a long-term grief or sorrow....continued


Baby, It's Cold Outside
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer

In many areas of the country, cold weather is an old-forgotten nemesis that reappears this time of year. When caring for those with disabilities and seniors, caregivers must take some simple precautions to ensure a loved one’s safety this winter season...continued



My big concern is the cost of medications.  My husband reaches the gap early every year. His meds are so-o-o expensive.  He can't be without any of them, but when he reaches that gap in Medicare, it is a financial struggle. Is there any help?

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Joy Behar and her Daughter Eve

Feature Article
Ovarian Cancer: Helping Caregivers Communicate and C

Guest Column
Overcoming Sadness and Depression, Naturally

Baby, It's Cold Outside


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