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    1. How to Support Your Loved One's Physical Therapy

      When he decided to give snowboarding a try, 51-year-old Kris Bickell wasn't worried about the challenge. He was already a decent skier. As predicted, it went great -- until he moved off the chairlift. "One foot got stuck in the snow, while the other kept sliding down the slope on the snowboard," Bic

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    2. How to Pay for Physical or Occupational Therapy

      Addie Morgan, a software account executive and part-time wedding planner in Atlanta, has a problem that some women would love to have -- she can only walk in high heels. But it's not because she thinks she's the next Beyonce. It's because of an inflamed Achilles tendon. Morgan went to her doctor abo

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    3. New Trends in Physical Therapy

      When it comes to rehab from surgery or an injury, it's a whole new ball game these days. Gone are long stretches of bed rest and weeks off from work. Today, doctors want you going right away with a round of physical therapy. That's because research suggests it's safe and leads to a speedier, better

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    4. What to Do If It's Hard to Chew or Swallow

      Not long after Debbie McClure was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder that causes dry mouth, she sat down to a roast beef dinner. She was still adjusting to her condition. So she didn’t fully realize how not having enough saliva, which helps move food from the mouth and down

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    5. How to Find Out About Your Hospital's Performance

      Before you make a big purchase, you probably do a lot of research. Is it the best product out there? How are the customer reviews? Picking the right hospital shouldn't be any different. When you have an emergency, of course, it's a no-brainer -- you head to the nearest one. But for surgery that you

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

      Your doctor tells you it's time to say goodbye to the hospital and head back home. You're excited, of course, but also maybe a little worried about the road ahead. You can ease your fears if you take a moment to learn what will happen on the day you get sprung. How will my doctor decide when I can l

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    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. 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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