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Seek help for recovery from domestic abuse

Q.  More than 40 years ago I was in an abusive relationship. Very few people are aware of the circumstances because I was embarrassed and ashamed of what was happening to me. Eventually I was able to move on with my

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Should I continue to take antibiotics prior to my dental visits?

Q.  Following a total knee replacement the orthopedic surgeon prescribed amoxicillin to be taken prior to any dental work. The other day when I picked up the refill at the drug store the pharmacist spoke with me about whether or

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Personal Care and Alzheimer’s Disease: How to Avoid the Struggle

Bathing can be difficult for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and also then often becomes a daily struggle for their caregivers. Here are some suggestions that might help if you are providing bathing assistance for your loved one: Have all

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Tips about staying healthy during this flu epidemic

Q.  My elderly mother has several chronic conditions although she doesn’t let this slow her down. She remains quite active in her church, local senior center and a card group. She got her flu shot in the fall and seems

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Feeling comfortable in home after spouse passing away

Q.   I always thought of myself as a strong, independent woman. After my husband passed away I no longer feel safe in my own home. Every little noise at night makes me jump and I have trouble getting enough sleep.

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The temperature in my mom’s house was up to 80 degrees – It was so hot, I could hardly breathe.

Q.  Due to my mother’s decline in both physical and cognitive health I make frequent trips to spend time with her and monitor her functional status. The last visit as soon as I opened the front door I was met with