Start Planning Now Advanced healthcare planning and end of life conversations are oftentimes put off and ignored. Although they are hard discussions, it is extremely important to talk about these rough subjects early on before it is too late. National Healthcare Decisions Week (April 16-22) is the perfect time to bring up these topics and the resources that are available to help make these decisions easier. One of the most helpful resources to help facilitate end of life conversations is the Five Wishes Living Will. Five Wishes was designed specifically to help terminally ill patients express their wants to their loved ones and caregivers. The 11 page living will includes the following prompts: The person I want to make care decisions for me when I […]
You most likely have heard of asbestos and how it causes terrible diseases like mesothelioma, but what is it and why is it so dangerous? During Asbestos Awareness Week 2018, it is important to acknowledge the seriousness of this substance and how you may be at risk. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of long crystal fibers. These fibers are malleable, extremely strong, and are resistant to heat and electricity. These tenacious properties became widely known and spurred the mineral to be greatly used throughout the world for a majority of the 1900s. It was used mainly for insulation purposes and could be found in numerous households and businesses from floor tiles, roofing shingles, and even in clothing. Veterans were most exposed to asbestos […]
Disease is something that has touched us all in some way. Most of us are familiar with well-known diseases like cancer and diabetes because these often affect our friends, family and even ourselves. Rare Disease Day thankfully reminds us that there are people who suffer from rare diseases that need our acknowledgment and support. According to the Orphan Drug Act of 1983, a rare disease is classified as affecting less than 200,000 people in the United States. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences states that there are a total of 25-30 million Americans living with rare diseases today. Research continues to be a driving force in determining new ways to treat and cure rare diseases. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects approximately […]
Twitter, Google and Facebook knowingly provided “support and resources” to ISIS as the terror group carried out its 2015 coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, a lawsuit charges. Hundreds of people were injured in the terror attack, including Illinois resident Mandy Palmucci, who filed the federal lawsuit in Chicago last week. Palmucci was with friends at a cafe in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, when three ISIS terrorists approached and opened fire. Read the rest of the story here.