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 Tuesday April 10, 2012 - Issue #81

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Patty Loveless

Award-winning music star Patty Loveless is known as one of the world's greatest country singers. The Kentucky-born singer grew up in a small town and climbed her way to the top, recording numerous hit albums and singles. She has had more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including five Number Ones.

Patty is also one the celebrities bringing attention to the challenges of living with COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, that took the life of her sister at only 48. Editor-in-chief Gary Barg spoke with Patty about the challenges of caregiving, COPD and her focus on early detection and treatment of the disease.
Gary Barg:  I know that you’ve been personally affected by COPD—your sister, your dad, your friends.  What message would you want to tell our readers about COPD awareness?

Patty Loveless:  I think more than anything that I just...continued

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Feature Article

Companions Provide Solutions
By William R. Leahy, M.D.

The role of the caregiver has many facets. An effective caregiver, whether a professional or family...continued

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Guest Column

Communication…the Essentials
By Deidre A. Grab

As a caregiver, one of the most stressful things you may experience is the hospitalization of your loved one, especially...continued


Caregiver Burnout
By Dr. M. Ross Seligson

Being able to cope with the strains and stresses of being a Caregiver is part of the art of Caregiving...continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Patty Loveless

Feature Article
Companions Provide Solutions

Guest Column
Communication…the Essentials

Caregiver Burnout


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