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Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications

Older Driver Safety Week: Ask Your Doctor About Medications The first full week of December each year is Older Driver Safety Awareness Month, when experts focus on ways to keep seniors safe behind the wheel. This might be a driver safety evaluation, a senior driving safety course, a car inspection—and perhaps a family discussion, which… Read More

Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise

Insights from Finland About Senior Independence and Exercise Finland is known for valuing healthy, active living. And did you know that with the exception of Japan, Finland has the fastest-growing percentage of older adults of any country? University researchers in Finland are drawing on many studies of its older population to learn the best ways… Read More

A Flu Shot Reminder for Heart Patients

A Flu Shot Reminder for Heart Patients When it comes to vaccines, most of the conversation these days concerns shots to protect us from COVID-19. People who are living with a heart condition are at higher risk of both contracting the virus that causes COVID, and experiencing serious illness when they do. But this is… Read More

Tell Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine Practices

Tell Your Doctor About Alternative Medicine Practices Today, many people are using health care approaches that are not considered to typically be part of conventional medical care. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), these products and practices fall into three categories: Complementary practices are used along with conventional medicine—for example, massage… Read More

October Is American Pharmacists Month

October Is American Pharmacists Month The doctor writes a prescription, and we go to our local drug store to fill it. That nice person in the white coat that fills that prescription is a medically trained professional who can help us more than most people realize. “Taking your medication correctly is one of the best… Read More

Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google

Avoid an Appointment with Dr. Google Do you “doomscroll”? That word was coined to describe a habit many of us have developed over the past few years, obsessively clicking on links to bad news in our social media feeds or online news sites. “The biology of our brains may play a role in that,” say… Read More

Your Medications: True or False?

Your Medications: True or False? Prescription and nonprescription drugs help seniors manage a variety of health conditions. They preserve both life and quality of life. Of course, they only work if we take them properly. How much do you know about your medications? True or False? If my doctor prescribes a drug, and then I start… Read More