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Lisa Sukin, Pharmacist

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists

October is American Pharmacists Month, Lisa Sukin, a pharmacist with 20 years’ experience in hospital and retail pharmacy, shares her answers to common questions people ask about medications.

Bill Osborne, Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Health Awareness for Seniors and Caregivers

“Many people don’t realize how crucial respiratory health is when it comes to aging well,” says Bill Osborne, Flight Respiratory Therapist at Atrium Health. “But keeping your lungs healthy can improve your quality of life and help you live longer.”

Rick Tabor

Veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

According to the statistics of the Pew Research Center, Gulf War and Vietnam War veterans now account for 66 percent of all U.S. veterans. Although both wars ended decades ago, to many veterans who had been exposed to combat, the wars have never ended.

fall pumpkins

Pumpkin Health Benefits and Easy Recipes

Studies suggest that pumpkins can reduce the risk of cancer, regulate blood pressure, reduce blood sugar and help maintain colon health. Pumpkins are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C; their seeds are high in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids.

Stephanie Humphries, Physical Therapist

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Physical Therapists

October is National Physical Therapy Month. Stephanie Humphries, Right at Home owner in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been a licensed physical therapist since 1999; she spent many of those years working directly with physical therapy clients in their homes. Stephanie answers common questions people ask about the physical therapy process.

Theresa Boyd

Third-Generation Veteran Continues Serving the Community

For Theresa Boyd, making the decision to enlist with the U.S. Air Force was a no-brainer—both of her parents, her grandparents and her brother had all served in the military. “I liked the feeling that I was doing something to help my country and making my family proud,” says Theresa.

Dr. Elkind Mitchell

Support for Life After a Stroke

Every year in the United States, 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke, and while some people recover completely from a stroke, nearly 70 percent of stroke survivors undergo rehabilitation to help recover from post-stroke disabilities.

Laurie Reid

Transitioning From Military to Civilian Career

Laurie Reid has an impressive résumé and credits the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) at Tuskegee University for her career success. As a registered nurse by trade, Reid has served more than 30 years in the military. “I have a big sense of pride in serving my country and being able to give back,” says Reid. “I take a lot of pride in having been able to wear my uniforms while I did what I loved.”

Tamisha Taylor, caregiver

Caring for Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

For many veterans, PTSD is a sad reality of experiencing war. Research on veterans and PTSD shows that a large majority of Vietnam veterans struggled with chronic PTSD symptoms, with four out of five reporting recent symptoms when interviewed 20-25 years after the Vietnam War.

Carol Gonzalez-Sheak giving presentation

Neuropsychology of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Loved ones with dementia are not the only ones impacted by the intensity and progression of dementia. “The symptoms can definitely affect caregivers,” says Carol Gonzalez-Sheak, owner of owner of the San Jose, Calif., Right at Home office. “Caregivers burn out easily and they need respite care. They also need to understand that these symptoms are part of the disease and that the person with dementia still retains many abilities.”

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