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  1. 7 Tips to Help Decide if Surgery Is Right for You

    If you're not sure whether to go ahead with surgery, think about the pros and cons. It may seem like a daunting task, but with your doctor's help, you can lay out the risks and benefits. These tips can help you make up your mind.   Ask your surgeon about specific benefits. For instance, will your op

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  2. What to Ask Your Surgeon Before an Operation

    Before your operation, meet with your surgeon to get all your questions answered. It will help put you at ease before the surgery, and you'll get tips about how to prepare. Here's what to ask: Where will the operation take place? Most surgeries used to happen at hospitals, says Frederick L. Greene,

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  3. What to Expect When You're Sent Home After Surgery

    When your doctor tells you it's time to go home, you may feel excited, but also a little stressed. You might worry about how you'll manage when the support you got in the hospital goes away. You can ease your fears by learning what to expect on the day you get sprung. How will my doctor decide when

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  4. How to Plan for Recovery at Home After Surgery

    You can make your recovery at home go a lot smoother if you take a little time to plan ahead. Ask your doctor about your restrictions, and get help from friends and family to prepare your living space. Here's what you need to start thinking about: Do I need to make changes to my house? This depends

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  5. Online and Mail-Order Medicine: How to Buy Safely

    You know you can save time and money when you buy medicine online or through a mail-order pharmacy, but still you wonder: Is the seller legit and are the drugs safe? Follow these steps to make sure you're getting a good deal. No. 1. Be wary of a super-bargain. "If it's too good to be true, it probab

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  6. 7 Tips for New Caregivers

    The right planning and knowing where to get advice can make all the difference in your caregiving experience. Follow these tips to keep you and your loved one healthy and happy. Don't wait until a medical emergency happens to have a talk with your loved one about long-term care. "We should have this

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  7. 7 Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

    If you live far away from a loved one who needs care, you can still get him the help he needs. The key is knowing where to turn for support. These tips can keep you connected and involved. Even if your loved one doesn't need regular medical help, it's still a good idea to have someone stop by and ch

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  8. How to Get Emotional Strength for Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one is easier if you get the support you need to keep up your emotional strength. There are many resources that can help you get the backing you need. Many national groups have helpful information about what your loved one is going through. By having a better understanding of the

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  9. How to Choose Assisted Living for Your Loved One

    If your loved one needs help with daily tasks but doesn't need intensive medical care, "assisted living" may be the answer. It's a way to let him live independently in a safe and caring atmosphere. Sometimes an assisted living home is part of a larger nursing care center or hospital, retirement comm

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  10. What You Need to Know About Nursing Homes

    If your loved one needs medical care that you can't give him, but he doesn't have to be in a hospital, a nursing home may be the right choice. It's a way for him to get regular attention from skilled health professionals. A nursing home has aides and nurses on-site 24 hours a day. Some have doctors

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