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March 14, 2014

Your Meds Might Be Making You Sick

…“Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.” This list contains 53 medications divided into three categories: Potentially inappropriate drugs and classes of medications that people over 65…

January 31, 2013

DON’T Just Take 2 of These: Questioning Your Doc Could Save Your Life

…asking these questions, particularly “Is it OK to take at my age,” you could be putting yourself in danger. Potentially Inappropriate Medications Medication mistakes among people over age 65 cost…

January 9, 2019

New Years Resolutions for your Medicine Cabinet

…of your prescription medications. Are there drugs in your medicine cabinet you aren’t using anymore? What about ones that are expired? Are you storing them properly? Here are 5 things…

April 10, 2019

“Oh, Doctor…”

…permanent? How is this condition treated or managed? What will be the long-term effects on my life? How can I learn more about my condition? Talk About Your Medications Your…

July 17, 2019

Two new ways to reduce Alzheimer’s risk

…that these are long-term effects from the medications ”but anyone with concerns should discuss them with their doctor and weigh up the benefits and potential risks of these medications.” In…

September 20, 2019

Preventing Falls and more

…pharmacist and have medications reviewed each time you get a new prescription. Remember non-prescription medications that contain sleep aids—including painkillers with “PM” in their names can lead to balance issues…

May 1, 2015

You Know You’re a Geriatrician When…

…and take several medications. In the U.S., these specialists are usually primary care physicians board-certified in either family or internal medicine who complete three to five years of additional training…

May 25, 2018

Higher Medicare premiums?

…is a voluntary program that helps beneficiaries lower the cost of their retail outpatient medications. Unlike Original Medicare Parts A and B, which you enroll in through Social Security, Medicare…

October 8, 2013

Too Much Old Stuff: How to Bust the Clutter

…same – you have to let go. Deep down you know this – holding on, is simply delaying the inevitable.” Decluttering Challenges Medications and medical apparatus Medical needs vary as…

October 26, 2018

New to Medicare in 2019?

…gap that could be expensive if you have multiple brand-name medications. Fortunately, the Bipartisan Budget Act passed in 2018 eliminates the coverage gap for brand-name medications starting in January 2019….

August 7, 2019

What couples should know about E.D.

…safe FDA approved medications to small lifestyle changes, you have options when it comes to how you want to tackle your bedroom issues. Medications like Sildenafil, Tadalafil, and Vardenafil can…

May 4, 2017

How VR Could Break America’s Opioid Addiction

…can no longer work. She often hurts too much even to make it out of bed. She’s taking around 20 different medications each day, including painkillers, antidepressants, sedatives and a…

January 25, 2019

Cut the Clutter with ease

…De-cluttering Challenges Medications and medical apparatus: Don’t flush expired medications: learn if your local drugstore has a ‘take back program;” some police stations offer disposal bins for opioids. If all…

May 13, 2013

The Easy Way to a Mediterranean Diet

…Meds? Continue to take the medications prescribed to lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, or treat diabetes. That’s not cheating. Most of the people in the Mediterranean diet trial were already…

September 3, 2014

Vitamin D Strongly Linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s

…140 percent. Your safest best is to pick supplements that have the USP seal (U.S. Pharmacopeia). Some medications – including Steroid medications such as prednisone, certain weight loss and cholesterol…