Q. I help an elderly neighbor who is legally blind but incredibly sharp. The problem is his house. It’s not very tidy and he’s managed to accumulate an abundance of stuff over the years. He needs someone to help him clean it out, but as you can imagine he’s not very trusting of strangers. I can help but I know the job is too big for me to do by myself... Is there some sort of service that can help with this? Thanks in advance.
When Alfredo Iglesias dove along the coast of Playa de Carmen resort in Mexico where he and his wife, Michelle, were spending their honeymoon in 2008, he didn’t realize that the water was only thigh-high. His neck snapped. He was paralyzed from the neck down and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital from Cozumel.
Q. My father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He and my mother live in their home and have required little outside help and support. Recently, however, my father has stopped sleeping and he becomes very agitated at night. I’m very concerned, not only for him but for my mother. I’ve done a lot of research on “Sundowning,” as it’s called, and have spoken with professionals but none of their recommendations or the suggested remedies have worked.
Sujata Santiago was just 34 in January when her gynecologist noticed a lump on her right breast. After a mammogram, biopsy and ultrasound, she had her diagnosis in March: stage II invasive ductal carcinoma.
Q: My 17-year-old son played football last week and dislocated his left shoulder. It had to be put back in place in the emergency room, and he was given a sling. The doctor said that he will be in a sling for about three weeks and then start rehabilitation. He also said there is a good chance that the shoulder could pop out again and that surgery may be an option. He said my son is out for the remainder of the football season. Are there any other options?
Q: I’m about to have a facelift and my surgeon has strongly encouraged me not to smoke. I am addicted to smoking and I don’t want to stop. Do you really think it’s important for me to stop smoking prior to surgery?
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