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Week of Events to Bring Health Insurance Assistance

From The Carroll County Times, Saturday, March 12, 2011 Health officials in Carroll say knowledge is power, and starting Monday it can help people get the best health insurance possible for their dollar. The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County’s Access to Healthcare Leadership Team is hosting events throughout the week to help county residents […]

Carroll County Cancer Survivor Helps Other Patients Navigate Issues Beyond Medicine

From The Eldersburg Eagle, Sunday, October 17, 2010 Lou Yeager of Finksburg recalls the day about 20 years ago when he got the diagnosis. He was 33, and he and his wife, Franca, had been married just six months. “I went to a hospital,” he said. A doctor walked into the room and asked, “do […]

He Helps Ill Negotiate Daily Trials

From The Baltimore Sun, October 22, 2000 By Maria Blackburn Lou Yeager doesn’t use chemotherapy or radiation to help patients and their families cope with cancer.  Instead, he mows their grass, helps file their wills, feeds their horses and stands in line for them at the Social Security office when they need to file for […]

Cancer Survivor Forms Services Clearinghouse

From The Baltimore Sun, October 31, 1993 By Amy L. Miller, Staff Writer Louis E. Yeager wants to help the medical community care for the whole person.  He knows that a positive patient surrounded by a supportive, calm environment often heals quicker than others.  For people who have terminal illnesses, it could mean the difference […]

Cancer Survivor Honored

From Carroll County Times, Monday, June 9, 2003 Lou Yeager was diagnosed with small-cell nodular lymphoma in 1986.  The cancer had already spread throughout his bone marrow and lymph nodes.  His doctor gave him six months to live and told him to go home. But Yeager refused to curl up and accept the prognosis and […]

Survivor Offers Guidance to Cancer Patients

By Ron Hohnson, Staff Writer From Carroll County Times, Sunday, June 18, 2000 Lou Yeager is a talker.  Ask anyone who knows him. As founder of Catastrophic Health Planners, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps people who find themselves in difficult situations, his conversational abilities are vital.  In addition to talking with those who need […]

Nonprofit Helps with Health Bills

From Carroll County Times, Sunday, January 17, 2010 Lou Yeager said he deals with a lot of sadness and depression in his work. “What we see here is the human tragedy.  My friends are sick people,” he said. Yeager founded Catastrophic Health Planners, a nonprofit with an office in Westminster that helps Americans from all […]