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Fearless Caregiver Newsletter
 Tuesday August 07, 2012 - Issue #98

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chiefAn Interview with Lainie Kazan

Gary Barg: You know, as a person who flies a lot, Iíve heard about DVT over the years; but now it seems that DVT affects a lot more people than commonly thought and affects more people than just long-distance travelers.

Lanie Kazan:  DVT affects roughly 3 million people each year, and 300 thousand die annually from a DVT complication called pulmonary embolism. Thatís more than breast cancer and AIDs combined.

GB:  What is DVT and what are some of the risk factors for it?

LK: DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis, and the risk factors for a DVT blood clot include restricted mobility because of hospitalization or due to acute illness or certain surgeries such as hip replacement or knee replacement surgery...read more

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Gary Barg
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gary@caregiver.com


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Feature Article

Before Itís Too Late:
Planning for an Emergency
By Hilary Gibson, Staff Writer

Children are usually taught about fire safety and disaster preparedness in school. Experts in the field, such as firefighters, teach through demonstrating how a family should safely and quickly evacuate their house during a fire, or how to seek shelter during a natural disaster, like a tornado or hurricane...read more


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Guest Column

Fear of Falling
Preventing Falls and Fear
By Sharon Roth Maguire, MS, APRN-BC, GNP, APNP

Most caregivers are aware of the importance of preventing falls. When a fall occurs, the results can be life-changing. While we all realize the significance of a broken bone that may result from a fall, what we sometimes fail to acknowledge is the broken spirit that may occur after a fall...read more

Caretips

Home Healthcare: An Attractive Alternative
By Michael Plontz, Staff Writer

The majority of caregivers would like to keep their loved ones as close to them as possible. Itís a way to gain better control over their care and studies show that loved ones often fair better in familiar surroundings. However, giving care in the home can be a little overwhelming while trying to keep up with lifeís other responsibilities. Home healthcare may be the answer...read more


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Carenotes

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with Lainie Kazan

Feature Article
Before Itís Too Late: Planning for an Emergency

Guest Column
Fear of Falling Preventing Falls and Fear

Caretips
Home Healthcare: An Attractive Alternative
Carenotes
 

 

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