Author page: Trang Phan

Seeking for health care as an LGBTQ elder

During Pride Month, I have realized the unique health challenges that face the LGBT elder population. But what most concerned me is the discrimination and accessibility LGBT elders face when seeking health care. Over the course of my nursing career, there has not been any formal training in cultural sensitivity to the LGBTQ and elder population. For this population experiencing…

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Respite Care for Elderly Family Members

There are many reasons why families with caregivers tend to lean on respite care for their loved ones. It’s a very broad task, putting one’s needs before your own. While a caregiver’s goal is to provide your loved one with routine comfort through their everyday life, one must watch out for their own well-being as well. Caregiver fatigue or “burnout”…

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Top 5 Healthy Eating Tips to Celebrate the National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics began the annually celebrated campaign of National Nutrition Month in March of 2019. The goal is to focus on informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. This month, Discover Health would like to share some of our favorite tips for a healthy and prosperous lifetime (not just this month) of…

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Celebrating American Heart Month with Discover Health

In February 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed the first American Heart Month in hopes to raise awareness for cardiovascular health across the country. The federally designated event promotes understanding healthy heart practices and encourages involving your own friends, family, and community.  5 Basic Facts About Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and…

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What does a patient advocate do?

Recently, a client came to me for help with managing a chronic illness that was having a tremendous effect on her daily life. The client’s symptoms made it difficult for her to work or have loving relationships with family members. Even eating and sleeping became difficult. Her situation became even worse when the medical bills began to arrive. It was time…

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Introducing Discover Health

I’m very excited to begin my newest chapter as I open my own private patient advocacy practice, Discover Health. I’ll be moving forward with my life’s mission of helping others and guiding individuals, families, and businesses through the healthcare journey. After 20 years in the nursing field, I wanted to expand my impact by not only improving the lives of…

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