What should people do when they
first think they're not getting the
care they deserve?
Fran Drescher: First
of all, you have to take notes.
You have to ask questions and go on
the Internet and know what your
symptoms may be and what tests could
be available. If your doctor
seems busy or seems like he's not
giving you the amount of attention
that you need, you have to move on.
You can't be a child. He's not a
parent; he's not a god. Your
doctor is a person, who is busy, has
a lot of other patients, has his own
personal life, has his own personal
problems. Ultimately, it's your
responsibility to take control of
your body. I don't give anyone power
of attorney over my money, so why
should I do it over my body? Early
detection equals survival when it
comes to cancer, but so many
symptoms can be mistaken for much
more benign illnesses. People never
thought they should be partners with
their physicians in the way they
really need to be. There are more
and more specialists, and if you're
not on top of the game, you're
really putting your life in someone
else's hands, and that is a terrible
Donít Let Eye Disease Slow You Down
Thanks to advances in modern
medicine, personal care and nutrition, there has
been an explosion in the quality of life that adults
are able to enjoy as they age. The pleasure that
stems from having freedom and independence is
immense, so what would you do if you were unable to
enjoy the same things in life because of a loss of
It's About Life
By Betsy Murphy, FNP, CHPN
Only 10 percent of Americans
will die suddenly. The remainder of us (90 percent) will
decline slowly, growing weaker until we die. Because
this process is so gradual, we often donít recognize
that a loved one is approaching the final weeks of life....read more
Moving on: Tips for Selecting a Senior Living Community
By Peter Ganther
Making the move to a
senior living community can be one of the biggest
life changes for an older adult. Thankfully,
todayís wide range of eldercare options means that
there is literally something for everyone in terms
of care levels and cost...read
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