Save your sanity, time & money!


The Global Resources section of the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge book clues readers in to solutions they could not have imagined.

Learn how to cut your medical costs,
ORGANIZE appointments & paperwork,
keep track of your medications, pack for hospital stays,
join clinical trials, manage rude relatives, doctors &
more.

Need lo-cost or free care, medication, air travel, or other necessities for patients of any age? EMPOWER Yourself is PACKED with information that patients plus loved ones need to know!

Monday, March 29, 2010

End Your Anxiety about Health Care Legislation


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14 Nisan 5770


Pesach/Passover begins tonight, several hours ahead of US time (Israel went into Daylight Savings Time last week). I'll be taking a weeklong blog break to savor the holiday with celebrations, hikes and quality time with friends.

Meanwhile, read the NY Times Wellness blogpost
Doctors Offer Thoughts on Cutting Health Care Costs.

The problem with those otherwise life-saving ideas is that it will take too much time for relevant legislation to pass. Who knows if they can hang on until 2014???


Here's an immediate solution to the problem!

Calm down with funny thoughts, uplifting ideas and doctor-recommended reading. SAVE BIG on healthcare costs with the extensive list of worldwide resources for free and low-cost medical care, medications, medical appliances and more when you read




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Friday, March 26, 2010

The Promise Still Stands

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10 Nisan 5770



Yesterday, a medical professional contacted me on Facebook, indicating that one of her patients had suffered from pre-Passover stress. I offered sympathy and wondered how I could comfort the many people stressed by life in all its complicated aspects. Holidays just seem to present us with the complete opposite of the emotions we want. Emotional health seems elusive at those times.

I definitely recommend ongoing dialogue with clergy, friends and therapists who respect you, your dreams, hopes, situations and concerns. And here's something that resonates with many hearts and souls: enriching music. It is a marvelous rendition of the Vehi Sh'amda passage in the Passover Hagada (the account of Jewish emancipation from Egyptian slavery). It is the GODLY promise to our ancestors, and to us, that all peoples will one day be blessed with enduring peace, plenty and happiness.




The promise still stands. For the entire world.




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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do it Yourself Health Care that's Private and Affordable


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9 Nisan 5770


Check out this GOOGLE SEARCH about Health Care Reform Dangers!

Health care reform in the US is filled with unknowns bound to hurt defenseless innocents (e.g., your medical records might not remain private and your state's budget might be ruined with it).

Here's a self-help solution that calms readers, helps the ill and their loved ones to strategize coping mechanisms, and clues readers in to free or low-cost quality medical care, medical appliances, medications, medical transport and much, much more. Read doctor-recommended E-book
"It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge."

The book has held the #2 spot at the Musella Foundation's Recommended Reading list since November 2 2008 re: the publication of the 2007 print edition.

It's affordable. And only YOU will control the private medical and mental health information added to it's fill-in-the-blank pages.






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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Prepare for Passover without Worsening Your Health!


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8 Nisan 5770


Jews around the world have been busy for weeks, scrubbing their homes clean of leavened foods and their hearts of distractions. We're getting ready to celebrate Pesach aka Passover.

Do you resent the extensive clean-up involved? One way to prevent unnecessary muscle aches and bad attitudes is to do spring cleaning at a different period of time. Dirt is not the same as leavened products (chametz).

Here's a video that summarizes the more well-known points of the Jewish Freedom Festival. Enjoy the break from the scrubbing and rubbing.





Oops, somebody goofed up there. Moses' staff turned into a crocodile, not a snake. Read the original Hebrew-language account ;^ )

Here's a quick overview of
Passover's main points. The holiday begins on the evening of March 29/Nisan 15 this year.

Click on Matza 101 to learn what it is
and how it's baked.

If you have medical issues with observing Passover, please contact your local Orthodox rabbi. Ask for guidance about the diet, medications and medical equipment you're using and how to do so in compliance with the spirit of the holiday.





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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Using Magic to Heal Disabled Children



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8 Nisan 5770



Excercise doesn't have to be boring. Watch the fun and magic of healing when you read
Tel Aviv University: Disabled Children Begin Healing - Magically and Growing Confident, Magically.

There's more good news! Read
Healing of Magic





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Monday, March 22, 2010

Here's How to SAVE MONEY on Expensive Medication!

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7 Nisan 5770

gives lots of information about how to get free or low-cost quality medication you need. Here's another resource for getting expensive medication you can't afford:

Be sure to study every page of that website. It has information about how to receive better reimbursement from insurance companies, how doctors can help their patients, savings programs and other information YOU need.





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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sports Fans Have MORE to Cheer About!

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6 Nisan 5770

What handicap? ESPN RISE Magazine has a cool story to report. Check out what high school student Charlene Lerner did about her desire to play B-Ball. With 1.5 arms.





Keep those endorphins (happiness hormones) pumping! Support the
Race for Hope to help the fight against brain cancer!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Are that Hospital Bed and Bedrail Safe?


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3 Nisan 5770



Last year, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings about hospital beds and bed rails. With growing numbers of people using these items at home, it's wise for you to read that report:

Need to know how to get some necessary home care items for free or at little cost? Read EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.





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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How These Books Can Help YOU!

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2 Nisan 5770


The closeups of my face will show you some of the nerve damage still resolving from that 2005 experience. It used to be much worse. My once lop-sided face long ago appeared as if it had melted. One eyelid had been paralyzed, unable to lift open. One cheek and my lips lacked nerve power to sit normally on my facial bones. I struggled to speak, eat, or drink.

Those complications are disappearing,
as are my vision deficits.

The suggestions and ideas shared in my writings include those that are curing me of residual nerve damage. Listen to what my books can do for YOU and YOUR medical problems!



Remember, medical and mental health professionals recommend what I've written.




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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WARNING SIGNS of a Child Abuser

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1 Nisan 5770



I've shared my book review about child sex abuse with you. I've written before about sex abuse and its across-the-board horrors in every religion, society and socioeconomic group.

Here is an important update for everyone to heed:
Warning Signs of a Child Abuser. The warning signs are not unique to one religion or another. They are typical of child abusers, sex abusers.



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Monday, March 15, 2010

Why Placebos Work

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28 Adar 5770


The Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons (AARP) has an article about
The Placebo Effect. It ends on the usual note of bewilderment at why placebos solve medical problems.

EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge offers proofs about why placebos work in the prose section and Global Resources sections. I speak of them in public appearances.


Harness the power of your mind. Use it to heal.




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Sunday, March 14, 2010

End ADULT Muscle Pain FAST!


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27 Adar 5770



My neighborhood has been hard-hit by an influenza virus that's causing terrible headaches and muscle pain that's off the charts.

Here's what I recommend for adults only. Remember this in case the bug heads in your direction:

Get some organic lavender oil.
Wipe a fingerful (it drips!)
across your painful areas.

Clean your fingers
on the skin
just under your nose
& over your thyroid.

Enjoy the pain relief & pretty fragrance.

WARNING: Lavender oil might not be for children.
Seek your pediatrician's approval
before using it..

I assure you that this ends pain. I use the treatment for almost any muscle ache.



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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Heal with Humor. Watch the Men in Coats!

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24 Adar 5770


I don't have any medical news, insights or suggestions to share with you today. Except to let your sense of humor soar with the Men in Coats!




You feel better with a few belly laughs, right?

I sure hope AARP members are watching. Gee they seem to be terrified of Obama's proposed health care reforms.

I am too.




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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Is that Curly Bulb Killing You?

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23 Adar 5770


This post was a bit delayed as I did some fact-checking before posting it. Without further delay, listen to what neurologists and other medical professionals say to Canada's 16X9 interviewers about the dangers of fluorescent bulbs aka Compact Fluorescent Lamps:



View part 2 of this Investigative Report
HERE.

I've warned you before about the ultraviolet radiation and insufficient quality standards in the manufacturing, legal, and sales processes regarding these bulbs.




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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mediterranean Diets SAVE LIVES!




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21 Adar 5770


Once again the ideas and suggestions made in prove worthwhile.


You really owe it to yourself,
or an ailing loved one,

You can even buy a copy to prevent illness when you follow the guidelines in the book. Why?

Dr. Iris Shai & Dr. Dan Schwarzfuchs
found that a long-term weight loss
program using a healthy diet strategy
- such as a Mediterranean food plan -
can reverse carotid atherosclerosis
(arterial clogging).

The findings were published in
the current issue of Circulation,
the leading medical journal of
the American Heart Association.

That Mediterranean diet is only one of many health-promoting ideas and suggestions in the manuscript. I wrote it before the conclusions of Shai & Schwarzfuchs became public knowledge, packing it with healthy thoughts and strategies.

Read a relevant article at How to Keep to Arteries Young: Live in Israel, Eat 'Med Style'Living the sunny Mediterranean lifestyle in Israel is a healthier way to keep one's arteries limber for longer, according to a new study
More


To your health, Yojeved
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Brain Tumor Clinical Trials (no-cost medical care!) and Online Community News!

B'SD

18 Adar 5770



The National Brain Tumor Society is one of the wonderful organizations listed in the GLOBAL RESOURCES section of It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge.

NBTS announces that it "just launched
My.BrainTumorCommunity.Org, the most robust online community focused entirely on brain tumors. We hope that this platform will facilitate connection with and among members of the brain tumor community. Please do stop by and log on. Content on My.BrainTumorCommunity.Org comes from NBTS and members of the brain tumor community.

"We have also launched a clinical trial matching service on our website, working in collaboration with EmergingMed. This service will expedite the process of finding available clinical trials given specific diagnosis and treatment regimes."

You'll find other valuable information in
It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. The prose soothes you. The humor helps you to be upbeat. The overall effect can restore your drive, joi de vivre and more.

Want to feel charged up with energy before you buy the book? Listen to one of my acquaintances blazing his way through a Chopin Etude:





Go on, act on that great sensation. Buy your copy today!



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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

UK Government Providing Person-Centered, Flexible Medical Care

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17 Adar 5770


Good news for UKers! The United Kingdom is about to benefit from
Lord Darzi’s NHS Next Stage Review and Putting People First agenda. To quote the news item, "It places a clear emphasis on longer-term planning and on providing more preventative community-based care delivered at a local level that is tailored to meet the specific health and social care needs of the individual." (whew! We Yanks prefer shorter sentences so we can breathe more often)

Read another report about the
financially compelling factors for the Telehealth breakthrough here.



Want to know how to get free and low-price medications, medical appliances and other necessities in the UK? Check out the GLOBAL RESOURCES section of groundbreaking It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. A one-stop Coping with Medical Challenges Kit, it clues you in to what you need to know.





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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Increase, Even Triple the Odds of Surviving Heart Attacks!

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16 Adar 5770

MAYO Clinic's Doctors Tyler Vadeboncoeur & Bentley Bobrow announce a new way to increase the chances for adults in cardiac arrest to survive the problem.



After my latest eye exam today, I wonder if anyone on my medical team is going to need some help breathing pretty soon. Further improvements in my vision and eye health were recorded today.

A film will soon be made, at the internal level, of my eyes functioning. I expect it will become a teaching tool that demonstrates a most unusual recovery. I'm not quite at the 5th anniversary of the surgery to remove the brain tumor that almost killed me after causing sudden blindness and other medical crises. But it's gonna be one fun celebration, I bet ;^ )

Check out the miraculous story and learn what YOU can do to cope with, maybe heal from, a medical challenge. Click on the flapping pages below.



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