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 Tuesday May 10, 2011 - Issue #33

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From The Editor

Gary Barg - Editor-in-chief An Interview with Naomi Judd

Raised in the small Kentucky town of Ashland, Naomi first came into public view as half of country musicís most famous mother/daughter team, The Judds.  In 1991, after selling over 20 million albums and videos in a mere seven years and at the pinnacle of their phenomenal career, The Juddsí reign came to an abrupt end. Naomi was diagnosed with hepatitis C, a potentially fatal, chronic liver disease that forced her retirement. Now Naomi is on tour once again with her daughter Wynonna, travelling the country in "The Last Encore Tour".

Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg sat down with Naomi to share some of her unique wisdom, wit and warmth.

Gary Barg:   Iíve noticed over the past couple of years a marked increase in the amount of emails or calls we receive regarding hepatitis C.  Is hepatitis C really that prevalent in America?

Naomi Judd:   It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that whatever kind of ability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others...continued

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Gary Barg

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Feature Article

Safety Begins at Home: Emergency Escape Plan for
Loved Ones with Mobility Challenges

By Jennifer Wilson, Staff Writer

Children are usually taught about fire safety and disaster preparedness in school. Experts in the field, such as firefighters, teach through demonstrating how a family should safely and quickly evacuate their house during a fire, or how to seek shelter during a natural disaster, like a tornado or hurricane...continued

Guest Column

Surviving for Those Who Didnít - Choose
By Amelia Owen

Curled up under a hospital blanket in the large recliner with her workbook from school, she awakened to the sound of the nurse measuring her motherís blood pressure and temperature. The glow from the TV and the methodical pumping of the oxygen machine had lulled her to sleep as she worked on her homework. At first, she could not make out the strange environment...continued

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Charting Your Course With Parkinson's Disease Care
By Kristine Dwyer

Caring for a loved one with Parkinsonís disease at home can be like sailing a ship through uncharted waters. Currents, wind shifts and changing weather patterns all influence the shipís course on a daily basis. The effects of Parkinsonís disease also present an unpredictable course and caregivers must continually seek solutions and a positive direction for the care they provide. ..continued

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Inside This Issue:

From the Editor
An Interview with
Naomi Judd

Feature Article
Safety Begins at Home

Guest Column
Surviving for Those Who Didnít

Charting Your Course


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