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From Grandma’s Medicine Chest: Epsom Salt

Today we have another entry from “Grandma’s Medicine Chest.” These are “old fashioned” remedies that still work for modern ailments. This time, I’ll be discussing epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate. Both magnesium and sulfate perform important functions in the body. Magnesium keeps the enzymes in your body running smoothly while sulfate plays a role…

Does George H.W. Bush Need A Nurse?

Watching the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library yesterday, I was struck by the sight of “Bush 41” in a wheelchair. It seems that he has been having trouble with mobility for some time, although he was walking four years ago when President Obama was first in the White House. Of course, as…

Does Nelson Mandela Need a Nurse?

He would if he were in the U.S. You may have heard that former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital to treat a chronic lung infection. This is the second time he has been admitted this year. Hospitals are dangerous places. They are full of infectious germs and high-tech machines and…

New article about health advocates

Last Sunday, Parade magazine had a great article about the benefits of hiring a patient advocate. It’s great to hear about other people whose lives have been improved by having someone look at their health issues from a professional point of view. http://www.parade.com/health/stay-healthy/2011/06/12-health-advocate.html

Guiding Lights

We had such a great time at the Guiding Lights grand opening event!  Lots of good food and conversation, plus a musician!  I’m so happy to be involved with the country’s first caregiver’s support center.  I think they’re going to do amazing things! If you’re a caregiver, check out their website: www.guidinglightsnc.org