Category Archives: Caregivers

Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival

Many people experience depression during the holiday season. Now imagine trying to face it when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is very hard. It is painful. It is unbearably sad. Here are my own tips on how to get through the holidays if you are grieving.

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Medicare Open Season – Check on Your Seniors

Medicare Open Season lasts until December 31. If you are involved with elderly parents or other seniors, now is a good time to review their Medicare coverage, in particular their Part D Drug Coverage Plans. Continue reading

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Navigator Notes – December Edition

Topics this month: Medicare Open Season for Seniors; Holiday Grieving – My Tips for Survival; and Food Science Part 3.
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Medical Community Issues Guidelines on Caregiving

The Journal of General Internal Medicine recently released ethical guidelines addressing patient, physician, and caregiver relationships. The medical community is increasingly respecting the role of caregivers and offering guidance on how to develop that relationship. Continue reading

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We All Carry Cancer Cells

We all have cancer cells in our bodies. The good news is that, for most of us, our body’s natural defenses know how to defeat these defective, tumor-causing cells, and they never get the chance to grow up into a full-blown cancer. Whether you’ve had cancer or not, any person who wants to improve their chances of avoiding cancer should read Dr. David Servan-Schreiber’s very important book called “Anti-Cancer – A New Way of Life.” Continue reading

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The Case Manager or Patient Navigator: Providing Support for Cancer Patients During Treatment and Beyond – nccn.com

Patient Navigator LLC highlighted in National Comprehensive Cancer Center article on cancer navigation. Continue reading

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H1N1 – To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate, that is the question…

A parent’s struggle to decide whether or not to give her 8-month old boy the H1N1 vaccination. Continue reading

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Radio Show -What Does A Navigator Do?

If you are interested in hearing the types of things Patient Navigator can do to help you or a loved one, please listen in to this radio show. We welcome your feedback. Continue reading

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National Association of Advocates Conference

The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC), the nation’s first professional association for people working as healthcare and patient advocates, will hold its first annual conference November 14-15 at the University of California, Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus Continue reading

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Ask a Navigator – Help is Here

Do you have a quick health care, medical, cancer care, chronic disease, caregiving, elder care or administrative or integrative care question you would like answered?  Have you been getting lost in the medical information maze on the Internet?  You don’t have to … Continue reading

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