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“There are side effects to caregiving, and Kristin Flanary wants a health care system that recognizes the people who support patients when they leave doctors’ offices and hospitals.

Before he had turned 35, Mrs. Flanary’s husband, Will Flanary, MD, had survived testicular cancer twice. She supported him through surgeries, recoveries, and connected him with a support group. Dr. Flanary also survived cardiac arrest; Mrs. Flanary gave him CPR to the tune of “Stayin’ Alive” while she waited for an ambulance to arrive at their home.”