Caregiving - Original Articles

Helping Out in Health Emergencies: What You Need to Know About 4 Chronic Conditions

What to do--and what not to do--in these urgent situations.

Save Your Pet s Life With CPR

Heart failure in pets is not the same as cardiac arrest in humans, but CPR can get your furry friend s heart pumping again. Here s what to do in an emergency.

Long Distance Caregiving: How to Help a Distant Loved One Who s Had a Heart Attack

Yes, you can help a loved one who s had a heart attack even if you don t live near by.

Caring for a Loved One After a Heart Attack

Caring for a heart attack patient can be tough. Here s how to handle it.

On the Horizon: Advances in the Field of Parkinson's

New findings show promise in helping to slow the progression of the disease as well as stop symptoms from developing in the first place.

Someone's Gained Weight: What to Say (and Not Say)

If someone near to you has recently gained weight, you may feel it's your duty to say something, but consider this expert insight first.

How Happiness Evolves

Has your idea of happiness changed over time? Find out more about this phenomenon of life.

Why You Need a Support Network to Face Depression

What benefits come from a strong support network, and where can you find one of your own?

Why Cancer Insurance May Not Pay Off

If you were diagnosed tomorrow, would you be prepared financially? If the answer is "no," you may be tempted to invest in cancer insurance. But read this first.

Top 5 Diet Mistakes

Have you changed your eating habits to shed some pounds but find the numbers on the scale are going up?

Ouch! How to Handle a Paper Cut

It happens to everyone... and it hurts! Here's what to do when you or a loved one gets a paper cut.

Chiropractic Care: Benefits Beyond the Back

Spinal manipulation is a helpful element of ongoing pain treatment for many. Learn what to expect from your visit to the chiropractor.

Acupressure: Give Yourself Relief

You can easily access two pressure points used widely in this ancient form of healing.

Estate-Planning Pointers for Caregivers

Caring for an aging relative? You'll need to secure some legal documents for their long-term care. Here's a useful overview.

5 Best Anti-Aging Supplements

Add these to your diet to help improve memory, reduce inflammation, control blood sugar, and more.

5 Ways to Help Your Loved One With Cancer

Is a friend or family member dealing with cancer? Here's what you can say and do to help.

Meal Delivery Services for Seniors: What Are the Options?

Food delivery services may help seniors remain in their homes longer. Here's a rundown of the different types of services.

Clinical Trials: Myths and Facts

You may have concerns about joining a clinical trial for Parkinson's disease or another condition. Here's what you need to know.

6 Tips for Finding a Live-In Nurse

Being a caregiver for a loved one is a demanding role, and you may find you can't do it all on your own. If you're thinking of hiring live-in help, here are some things to keep in mind.

Give the Gift of Pain Relief

If someone you care about is plagued by chronic pain, consider sharing these thoughtful gifts.

How to Elder-Proof a Home

If you have parents or other older relatives living on their own, it may be time to assess the safety of their home.

The Downside of Chemotherapy

Despite widespread use for cancer treatment, chemotherapy (or chemo) does have its downsides.

If You Have Elderly Loved Ones, You Need to Do This

Put these important protections in place to help ensure the safety of your aging loved ones.

Telemedicine: Pros and Cons for You

Electronic communication is changing the way doctors exchange information with their patients and with each other. What does this mean for you?

Reduce the Risk of Serious Head Injury By Doing This

Here are 10 simple steps to dramatically reduce the risk of traumatic brain injury for you or someone you love.

What to Believe When Health Claims Conflict

You hear something's good for you, and tomorrow you hear it's bad. Here's how to solve the puzzle when it comes to health claims.

Is Depression a Looming Crisis for Baby Boomers?

Statistics paint a worrisome picture when it comes to aging Americans and mental illnesses like depression.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

It can result from a car accident or even a bad fall. Here's what you should know.

Get the Facts About Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS)

Arm yourself with information about this neurodegenerative condition.

Your Adult Child With Disabilities: A Caregiving Guide

Here's how to find helpful resources and know the right questions to ask.
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