Lifestyle #2605

To Be Of Service

Imagine your loved one is fine one day, then is suddenly hospitalized for weeks and needs two years of recovery treatment. It’s happening to around 50,000 people a year in the U.S. alone, including the family of our special guest today, beloved actress Michael Learned who you know from shows like The Waltons, Scrubs, and more. She is joined by her nephew, Andy Kavoian to share the story of his brother, Nathan. Also joining us is Lindy Boone Michaelis, who was a founding member of Ryan’s Reach, a nonprofit designed to help individuals with brain injuries through recovery Free Offer: CareNotes pamphlet “Self-Care for Caregivers” Offer Description: Most caregivers – both those professionally trained, and those given the role by circumstance-share a common trait. They tend to put the needs of others before their own. While this willingness for self-sacrifice can be seen as an admirable trait, it can also eventually wear down a person, making them unable to care for anyone. This CareNotes offers practiced tips for mental and physical self-care. But perhaps more importantly, it reminds caregivers that needing time for themselves is not selfish; rather, it is an absolute necessity for performing the job well. Written by Ralph P. Plumley, Th.M., C.T. Offer Code: CARE-T-F-401

Lifestyle #2602

The New Epidemic

There’s an epidemic sweeping our nation, targeting our youth in particular. Joining us today to reveal the culprit is actor Daniel Baldwin, and Greg Hannley, CEO of SOBA Recovery Center.  They will discuss the circle of addition and why some addiction programs work when others don’t. Free Offer: (1) CareNotes pamphlet “Getting Help With An Addiction” (2) NIH “Drug Facts” Offer Description: (1) This CareNote by Jim Auer is written for those who have reached a moment of crisis or decision—someone who is ready to face an addiction and seek help but is not sure how to proceed, or what to expect. This CareNote will provide helpful guidance and encouragement to individuals and their loved ones in the journey toward recovery. “Know that there is great reason for hope,” asserts the author. Tackling an addiction can be “the best of times”—because it marks the first step toward freedom and is, many say, the most difficult, the most courageous, and the wisest thing they’ve ever done. ( (2) NIH Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction: This fact sheet discusses research findings on effective treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction. Offer Code: NEWEPI-T-F-401

Lifestyle #2504

Surviving a Stroke

Chances are pretty good you have known someone who has had a stroke. The fact is there are over 600,000 new, first-time stroke patients every year. It’s the fifth leading cause of death in America, and that’s worth talking about. Join our guests: Dr. Matt Farson, a family practice and emergency room doctor; Dr. Wes Youngberg, a doctor of public health, a certified nutritionist, and lifestyle medicine specialist; and Edie Hughes, a stroke survivor. Free Offer: Care Notes pamphlet “Surviving Stroke” Offer Description: Surviving Stroke by Pat Zrelak, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.R.N., N.E.A.-B.C. Those who’ve suffered a stroke, or care for someone who has, know it is often a permanently life-altering event. The key to surviving the stroke and its after effects is being knowledgeable. Pat Zrelak helps readers navigate this new and difficult situation in sections titled: “What is stroke?,” “Types of stroke,” “How does the doctor know I’ve had a stroke?”, “After care”, and “Support Organizations”. Offer Code: STROKE-T-401

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