Rashad, actor, producer, writer, is
possibly most recognized for her
stellar role as Clair Olivia Hanks
Huxtable, the wife/partner of
Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable (Bill
Cosby) on The Cosby Show.
has recently taken on a new role in
raising awareness of Peripheral
Artery Disease (PAD), a condition
that affects about eight million
Americans and puts them at more than
double the risk of heart attack or
What should people know about PAD?
Rashad: That the people who are
at greatest risk for developing PAD
are those with diabetes who are over
50 years old, who have hypertension,
high cholesterol, people who are
heavy smokers, people over 70;
people with a history of heart
attack or a stroke in their family
has PAD affected your family?
I did hear about PAD, I thought
about my father immediately, because
my father had diabetes and he died
of a heart attack. Then I continued
to read about PAD and I remember the
moment that I read about one of the
common symptoms, cramping in the
legs. My dad used to complain about
Saying Goodbye to Caregiving
By Jennifer Bradley, Staff Writer
Everything comes to an end, good
and bad. When living the daily grind as a caregiver,
there are both moments. When the season of
caregiving ends, many caregivers are found searching
for something to fill their time and their hearts...read more
By Janie Rosman
Dad calls my name from three
rooms away; to me, it sounds like a bellow. The dear man
is hard of hearing—none of his three hearing aids work,
he says—and he doesn’t know the volume of his own voice
It’s a wonderful voice—one that
soothed me, comforted me, reprimanded me, advised me,
and now asks me for help...read more
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