7 Points to Consider When Caring for Aging Parents

Are you prepared for the decline of your aging parent? Perhaps your mom or dad is living alone and refusing health care assistance. You are running yourself ragged trying to do everything so they can live comfortably at home. And then there's a fall. Now what?

Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat

Heat-related illness, also called hyperthermia, results when someone is exposed to extreme heat and the body becomes unable to properly cool, resulting in a rapid rise in body temperature.

Choosing Comfort Care

When Barbara Bush made the decision to pursue comfort care rather than treatment, it highlighted a choice often misunderstood. The words "comfort care" tend to evoke a visceral response of fear - that one is giving up and walking away from medical intervention. People often feel "comfort care" represents the end of aggressive care and modern medicine.

Stroke: It Happens in an Instant

A stroke is an emergency - it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. What happens when someone experiences a stroke and what occurs on the way to and at the hospital is critical in reducing the effects of a stroke.