which launches April Fools' Day each year. To commemorate, WHF is subscribers a special offer -- two tools to empower consumers and caregivers.
Treating and Beating Heart Disease - a consumer's guide to cardiac medicines, was authored by WHF's own chief medical advisor Barbara Roberts, MD, FACC of the Women's Heart Center at Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island. Dr. Roberts gives consumers an inside track on medicine use and how to avoid certain serious problems. For any patient taking cardiac medications, this is a "must have" book for the home library.
The Comfort of Home for Stroke - a guide for caregivers was written by registered nurse Paula Derr, patient advocate Maria M. Meyer and Stroke Connection Magazine editor Jon Caswell. It includes vital information on understanding stroke, using the health care team effectively, getting in-home help, illustrations on how to log-roll a patient, and much more. These two books will arm you with the facts you need to take charge of your health and the health of your loved one.
Orders will be taken until April 30 so you can expect delivery mid May.
In addition to the discounts offered here, the publishers have agreed to donate $2 to the Women's Heart Foundation from each book sold . Act now because this offer is only good 'til the end of April; educate yourself about your health care rights; and take time to learn about your medicines and supplements. Don't be fooled by generics and brand names or interractions with supplements. Download a free Medicine Record and Health History Record courtesy of WHF and Cards4Life.com. These two records comprise your essential personal health file - vital for every member of your family to communicate more effectively with health practitioners. For more consumer health information, visit www.womensheart.org. Go to our online Book Store for additonal resources. Take care of your heart.
Bonnie Arkus, RN
April 1: Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet day
April 2: Know the Names of Your Medicines day
April 3: Read Labels Carefully day
April 4: Dietary Supplements day
April 5: Organize Your Medicines day
April 6: Transitional Care Awareness day
April 7: Better Communication -"brown bag" day