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The Benefits of Respite Care for Patient and Caregiver

One year ago   |   By Active Beat

Caring for a loved one can be extremely physically and emotionally demanding. However, many caregivers unselfishly give so much of their time tending to the needs of their loved ones and patients that they often neglect their own health and well being, inadvertently leading to exhaustion and health issues in their own lives, as well as a subconscious decrease in the level of care provided to their patients.
Maintaining a healthy life balance can be challenging for caregivers, however, it's essential for your physical and mental strength when caring for a loved one. This infographic on the...
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Ways for Caregivers to Care For Themselves

One year ago   |   By Active Beat

Many Americans find themselves as the primary caregiver when in-home medical care becomes prohibitive. Even being a stay-at-home parent can be exhausting, and everyone needs to recharge their batteries from time-to-time.
For the purposes of this article, we're going to focus on how to cope with being a caregiver to an elderly or sick family member. If you don't take some time to de-stress occasionally, you run the risk of becoming ill yourself, and that isn't good for either party. Here are six ways caregivers can show a little self-love...
Recognize Burnout
Perhaps one of the most...
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Just How Effective Is PSA Screening?

Just How Effective Is PSA Screening?

NEW ORLEANS - Prostate cancer screening with prostate-specific antigen blood testing appears to have a more favorable benefit-to-harm trade-off than originally estimated... Read more ...

Plant-based diet may lower prostate cancer risk, lead to favorable outcomes

Plant-based diet may lower prostate cancer risk, lead to favorable outcomes

A systematic review of 31 studies showed favorable results supporting the incorporation of a plant-based diet for men at risk for or diagnosed with prostate cancer. The... Read more ...