Caring Currents Archive 2010

  1. Prescription Medications Cost Too Much? Here's What to Do May 20, 2010

    Caring.com has many resources that can help you figure out ways to afford the prescriptions you or your family members need. Prescription drug costs rose by almost ten percent this year, the highest jump in nine years....  Read more

  2. How to Find a Doctor Who Listens - and Cares May 06, 2010

    Finding a caring doctor who listens to you and works with you to care for yourself or your family member is key to maintaining good health as we age....  Read more

  3. Five Signs It May be Time to Break Up With Your Doctor April 29, 2010

    In many cases, it's like a bad relationship; communication has broken down and you and your family member aren't getting what you need.Here are five signs it may be time to "break up" with your doctor:...  Read more

  4. Having Surgery? Protect Yourself From Dangerous Blood Clots April 15, 2010

    Blood clots, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are very serious risks for patients who go into the hospital for surgery but can be prevented with safety measures such as anti-clotting drugs and compression stockings....  Read more

  5. Has a Pre-existing Condition Kept You From Getting Insurance? Now It's Yours April 08, 2010

    The new health bill guarantees insurance to those previously denied because of a pre-existing condition, a promise nobody is calling anything but a good idea....  Read more

  6. How to Get Real, Practical Help From Your Doctor When You Need It April 01, 2010

    Get tips for leaving the doctor's office with real practical help and referrals for carrying out the doctor's advice about health issues and lifestyle changes....  Read more

  7. After a Stroke: What to Expect When Life Turns Upside Down March 03, 2010

    Find out what to expect after a loved one suffers a stroke and the different effects on men and women. Also get actionable information to ease the effects of stroke....  Read more

  8. Need Air? Open a Window Into the Alzheimer's Soul March 01, 2010

    Learn how creative arts activities stimulate and soothe people with Alzheimer's and dementia, as seen in the documentary "I remember better when I paint." Real world examples and art activities. ...  Read more

  9. Long-Distance Caregiving for Someone With Cancer February 28, 2010

    Get helpful advice on how to be a caregiver and provide long distance support for a loved one fighting cancer and depression. Even from far away you can learn how to help with depression from a cancer diagnosis....  Read more

  10. Dementia Caregiving: When Nobody Appreciates You, What Can You Do? February 16, 2010

    Tips for dealing with being taken for granted or unappreciated while caregiving for a dementia patient. Learn how to handle these feelings constructively and without sounding petty....  Read more

  11. To Eat, Or Not to Eat February 12, 2010

    Can soft drinks cause pancreatic cancer and can dark chocolate protect against stroke? Two nutrition studies swept across the nation; we dissect them to help determine what you can and can not eat....  Read more

  12. The Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Heart February 03, 2010

    Looking for ways to protect your heart? February has been proclaimed American Heart Month and we are honoring it with the Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Heart and Promote Heart Health....  Read more

  13. 5-Minute Stress-Busters to Fight Cancer and Other Illnesses January 31, 2010

    Read a helpful article with the top 5 minute stress busters to reduce stress and fight cancer and other illnesses. Stress reduction is an important effort we all need to embark on if we want to stay healthy....  Read more

  14. What to Feed Someone With Memory Loss January 26, 2010

    Get the facts on food and memory loss. Can miracle shakes and juices help stave off dementia and Alzheimer's? Can certain foods actually reverse or stop memory loss?...  Read more

  15. Catching Colon Cancer Early Without Colonoscopy January 24, 2010

    Find out about a new blood test that can detect colon cancer early and identify precancerous cells, without colonoscopy. The new blood test instead of colonoscopy, could prove important in preventing colon cancer....  Read more