Hiring a Caregiver

Whether you need help for yourself or an aging parent, in-home care can lighten your physical and psychological load. But because a home-care aid will be in your private space, and may assist with intimate aspects of everyday life, “you’ll want to do everything you can to ensure you choose the right person,” says Karen A. Roberto, PhD, director of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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Will You Wake Up During Surgery?

“Will I wake up during surgery?” This is a question I get again and again from patients and for good reason – it’s a scary thought. The truth is: it’s a bit complicated, but you need not be afraid. Your anesthesiologist will review your case and medical history with you and your surgeon and decide which anesthetic option is best for your circumstances prior to surgery.

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