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Staying Healthy as a Caregiver

Summary: If you're caring for a loved one you may unknowingly be putting your own health at risk.
Air Date: September 12, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Dr. Michael Smith, MD
Guest Bio: Paul Reyes
Paul ReyesPaul Reyes, RPh, is a pharmacist manager at Express Scripts in Irving, Texas. He is also the host of Express Scripts' national monthly radio program, Ask the Pharmacist.

Each month he draws on his more than 20 years of experience as a pharmacist to provide helpful tips for common pharmacy and health related issues that are important to consumers.

Reyes is passionate about his work as a pharmacist and finds it especially rewarding to be able to help patients by providing the information they need to ensure that they will benefit from the medications they use.
Staying Healthy as a Caregiver
With the Baby Boomer generation reaching age 65, there are a growing number of Americans – 42 million in fact - caring for someone who is ill, disabled or aged.

And while being a caregiver can be rewarding, it is often time-consuming and stressful. A recent survey revealed that caregivers were more likely to rate themselves in poorer health compared to non-caregivers.

Paul Reyes, from Ask the Pharmacist, offers important tips to help caregivers stay on-top of their own health.


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