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“Stories from Nursing Overseas” by Anna Iraggi

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In May, I wrote an article about Anna, a nurse from Cary who was, at the time, onboard a ship docked in Madagascar, Africa and caring for patients who needed surgery. Anna is back in Cary now, so I met with her to hear about her stories overseas firsthand.…

Haley’s Story: Parent-Child Role Reversals

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People are living longer, and an increasing number of adult children are becoming caregivers to their aging parents. …

Exercising Safely in the Summer Heat

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With summer comes increased temperatures, increased humidity and extra precautions to take if you are playing a sport or exercising outside.…

Keep Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

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A worrisome press release I received from the Town of Cary last week inspired me to publish some tips on how to protect your pets from the heat this summer. …

Safe Traveling Tips for Seniors (& everyone)

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As part of my ageless design series for seniors and senior caregivers, I'll discuss an interesting topic--how to make traveling and vacations safe and comfortable for everyone, including seniors and people with physical disabilities or other limitations.…

Health: Learn How to Stretch

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Do you take time to stretch regularly? Most of us understand the importance of regular exercise, but we often neglect flexibility training and stretching.…

Support for Caregivers: You’re Not Alone

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If you're going through a hard time caring for aging parents, you're not alone.…

Fitness: My FIT10N Workout Experience

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Right now, Active Bodez Gym in Morrisville is promoting a new contest, the Fit Team Challenge. Winners of the challenge will receive one year of "Fit10N" small group personal training classes.…

Make Your Bathroom Safe for Seniors

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As part of my aging-in-place senior living series, I’ll go over some ways to keep your bathroom stylish while giving it a safe, "ageless" design for yourself or for your senior parents.…

Haley’s Story: Another Resource for Senior Caregivers

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Today, I'd like to tell you about a wonderful organization right here in our own backyard: Transitions GuidingLights, an organization founded in 2010 to provide support for both family and professional caregivers in our area.…

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