After devoting 10 years to caring for her parents, Barbara McVicker began searching for a way to help others deal with their own overwhelming caregiving circumstances. She interviewed hundreds of caregivers and healthcare professionals, gathering their stories and compiling information and common themes essential for all caregivers.This data, including numerous poignant stories, became the basis for her presentations, as well as her book, Stuck in the Middle: Shared Stories and Tips for Caregiving Your Elderly Parents. Find out more and get your copy of Stuck in the Middle today at www.barbraramcvicker.com!
As the presidential election of 2008 approaches, the focus on the problems with American healthcare intensifies. Unfortunately, there are many complicated challenges facing our citizens in terms of providing first- rate yet affordable healthcare to meet our nation’s healthcare needs. As this debate has progressed, I have noticed a question that is being asked with increasing frequency. That being “Is healthcare a fundamental American right?” Continue reading “The American Right to Healthcare”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working collaboratively with state health departments, the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on reports of adverse health effects following consumption of the dietary supplement “Total Body Formula,” and “Total Body Mega Formula” manufactured in the USA exclusively for Total Body Essential Nutrition, Inc. This dietary supplement has been found by FDA to contain hazardous levels of selenium (up to 200 times the label value) and chromium (up to 17 times the label value).
An FDA press release on April 9, 2008 detailed information regarding the level of selenium in the product (http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2008/NEW01818.html