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Disabilities law was among Bush’s great achievements

Q:  I spent hours watching television of the coverage of the memorial service for the late President George H.W. Bush. As a caregiver of a disabled spouse would you remind people of the role the late president had in the

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Counseling is available in wake of gas disaster

Q:  A friend of mine moved her mother in with her after the recent gas explosions. The elder’s home had minimal damages and all the repairs have been completed. Her mother is terrified to return to her home. She has

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“Do I Have Rights as a Caregiver?” Understanding the CARE ACT

As we close out the year and get ready for 2019, it’s important that caregivers are recognized for all the support they give daily to their loved one, and to make sure they understand their rights. Most caregivers know the

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Nutrition counseling helps manage diabetes

Q:  Several weeks ago you mentioned in a column the possibility to receive nutrition counseling if you are a diabetic. Could you provide more information? I am interested to find out if this would be a good opportunity for me.

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Realistic goals are key to program success

Q:  My primary care physician has strongly encouraged me to lose weight. My mobility is becoming more limited and my blood sugar numbers have gone up so he thinks taking off a few pounds would help with both issues. I

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Community pulls together in times of trouble

Q:  Sometime in October you had an article about the gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. That article focused on preventative measures for folks who use natural gas. How are things going in the aftermath of this accident?