Save your sanity, time & money!

You need to know how to meet your medical and/or mental health needs NOW. You're struggling to survive moment by moment. And you need your dignity.


You're rushing to appointments (the ones you remembered) and/or wondering which treatment to use. Meanwhile, your costs are rising, your needs are changing and you hardly know how to make sense of what to do first, second and later. What about the emotions boiling inside you? How can you calm down with all that's going on?

A former medical coder and medical writer, I've been in your position. I survived a life-threatening emergency with information only a person with my professional experience would know: How to find medical innovators, medical experts and charitable organizations willing to pay part or all of an applicant's specific medical costs, who has software to simplify medical appointment scheduling, a sensible list of items to pack for hospital stays, and more.

I knew that I'd pulled through because of my ability to connect with resources I needed. I knew that most patients lack that knowledge. I decided to provide it, to minimize your suffering.

I believe in empowering terrified, confused and unhappy people with dire diagnoses. I believe that patients should not suffer insults to their dignity in medical settings. I provide information that can help you to manage your problems better, maybe to end them, in the book.

Calm down. Organize your life better. You just might get your grin back.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Here are Rosh HaShana Season Prayers in LARGE Print!

B'SD

25 Elul, 5776

My friend Terri Shared this with me moments ago, and I'm sharing it with you:


ניתן להוריד קבצים של תפילות הימים הנוראים לכבדי ראייה באותיות גדולות מ:


Files of the prayers for the Yamim Hanoraim in large letters for the visually impaired can be downloaded from the above link.

כתיבה וחתימה טובה
May you be recorded for a good year!

Print the prayers out for someone who'd benefit from that.



There are also - High Holiday prayer books - (even birconim with the after-meal blessings) with very large print for the visually impaired. Ask around at Jewish bookshops.



May 5777 be filled with wonder, happiness and 
sweet blessings, worldwide.





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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Have Kidney Stones? Rock a Roller Coaster!

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24 Elul, 5776

The old Jewish year is coming to a close, the new one about to begin (the night of October 2nd 2016). I'm focusing on happiness and growth in that transition time.

Here's something that I find uplifting: Adding to my potted garden with Hyssop in a glass blender (the motor burned out and the model is no longer made, so I put the container to good use).





Here's what YOU might find uplifting: Medical news with a load of laughter (here's the actual Journal of the American Osteopathic Association research report)!



Over the years numerous remedies have been prescribed to treat kidney stones, but until now climbing aboard a theme park roller coaster has not been one of them.
TELEGRAPH.CO.UK





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Fill your time and space with fun, productive efforts.


Monday, September 19, 2016

When Having Disabilities Means FUN and Accomplishment!

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16 Elul, 5776

WOW, this is exciting news about empowerment! Disabilities, aka differently abled abilities, need not hold back enthusiasm nor best efforts! That means FUN!


The founder of the Paralympics was a Jewish doctor who escaped the Holocaust by fleeing Nazi Germany.
ISRAELNATIONALNEWS.COM








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Fill your life with can-do messages and actions!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Newsflash: Attack of the Warm Fuzzies. The Feel-Good Story of the WEEK!

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10 Elul, 5776

This is the sort of news I always wanted to share when I was a reporter: The heartwarming side of life.

Patients from Sophia Children's Hospital watched the ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord FC soccer game yesterday, and were treated to a screamfest as soft, cuddly objects fell from the sky upon them. Team rivalry? Hardly.

It was a warm show of support regarding their quests for health. The visiting ADO Den Haag fans had known ahead of time that the special guests would be sitting directly under the home team Feyenoord FC's section. The rival teams' fans shouted their support of the children, while gifting them with stuffed animals. Everybody on both sides had a heartwarming time.






Give someone an attack of the healing warm fuzzies.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Happiness, Health and...

B'SD

29 Av, 5776


I've prepared for company during tomorrow's lunch, and cooked to my heart's delight. 

The thing is, when I cook for people they express surprise at learning they'd eaten macrobiotic food. It's not weird stuff: it is cooked from scratch, a balance of male-female strengths in whole grains, fresh produce, herbs, spices, sea leaves, and not a hint of preservatives, colorants or smell enhancers. Real food is a treat for the tongue. And WOW is it good for health! Here's some stir-fried kale with corn, carrots, cauliflower and sweet potato. I serve it topped with home grown mung bean sprouts. And there's never a bit left. Everybody enjoys this dense-nutrition dish.


Look at this cauliflower tabouli with lime dressing! Not one grain in it, but the flavor is pleasing.





Couscous with currants, anyone?





Here's a salad of black-eyed peas with fresh basil.





My kitchen smells wonderful.


Have fun cooking up YOUR fun!



Happiness is good for improved health.






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Fill your plate with fresh food and your health with happiness!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

One Way to End the EpiPen Crisis!

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I'm appalled to realize that the price of the life-saving EpiPen rose at the start of the school year. This is the time when parents, students and school medical offices stock up on necessary supplies.

I want to share a potential solution with you. I just posted it to Facebook, too: The Affordable EpiPen Alternative.


I'm suspicious of the timing at the school year's start, when children must have these lifesaving items on hand.


Two senior lawmakers on the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee on Monday pushed for information regarding sharp price increases for EpiPens, drug-filled injectable devices used by people to counter potentially deadly allergic reactions.
REUTERS.COM|BY REUTERS EDITORIAL

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Yocheved Golani American lawyers, please help me out: Why aren't RICO law standards applicable now? Or are they? http://www.ama-assn.org/.../2016-08-24-epipen-exorbitant...


“With Americans across the country sending their children back to school this month, many parents and schools are encountering sticker shock over the cost of EpiPens.
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Yocheved Golani Well folks, these press conferences are the sound of an implosion. Guilty parties and houses made of cards are falling apart, as they should. http://newsroom.mylan.com/2016-08-25-Mylan-Taking...

Yocheved Golani "Too little, too late," says this citizen's rights spox.http://www.citizen.org/pressroom/pressroomredirect.cfm...
Yocheved Golani Share this! http://www.consumerreports.org/.../how-to-get-cheaper.../


Consumer Reports shares what you need to know to get a cheaper EpiPen alternative.
CONSUMERREPORTS.ORG

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