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Preventing Medication Errors It is not hard to imagine how medication errors can occur. Bottles can be mislabeled or can be filled with the wrong medication. Patients don’t always read the label for directions and may take the medication incorrectly. Language can also be an issue. Here are some helpful…

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 Medicare’s Drug Coverage Gap is Shrinking Away The Affordable Care Act has effectively intiated the destruction of the Medicare Part D “donut hole.” While it will not be completely gone until 2020, the end of the donut hole has begun with new discounts that operate in the jurisdiction of the…

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Future of Cancer Treatment Brightened by Melanoma Breakthroughs Metastatic melanoma has recently acquired some formidable foes, according to two new trials presented at the most current meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Melanoma is a worldwide problem. Each year, over 70,000 people in the U.S. alone are diagnosed…

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More People Delivering In-Home Care, Can You Afford Them? Thanks to the growing needs of the rapidly aging baby boom generation, the number of home health care workers in the U.S. will greatly increase over the next decade, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). A newly released BLS report…

Ryan as Romney’s VP May Mean Changes for Medicare, Medicaid

In a move that reinforces GOP plans to overhaul a variety of key government entitlement programs, Governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, the definition of the man with a plan, as his running mate. As Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee,…

Is Long-Term Care Uninsurable?

Options for funding future care are dwindling for the millions of baby boomers who will need pricey long-term services as they age. Since 2004, the number of long-term care insurance policies dispensed in the United States has decreased by 38 percent, according to a recent industry analysis conducted by Moody’s…

Emergency Preparedness for the Elderly

There are several items you can get and procedures you can follow to better safeguard against your elderly loved one falling victim to an in-home emergency. Here are just a few. Cordless phone. A cordless phone with a clip can easily be hooked to a belt loop. Some elderly people keep…

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 There May be a Medical Reason for Forgetfulness It’s normal for a loved one to become more forgetful as he or she ages. But how can a family member distinguish normal absent-mindedness from something more serious? Don’t panic. Here are six other common but treatable causes of memory loss, any…

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Reduce the Risks of Degenerative Arthritis Common Causes of Degenerative ArthritisDegenerative arthritis happens when cartilage of one or more of your joints are either partially damaged or completely broken down. Your joints contain a fluid known as the Synovial fluid. They provide lubrication to the joints and assist them in…

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9 Types of Medication Older Adults Should Use With Caution If you’re over 65, think twice before taking these drugs As you grow older, you’re more likely to develop long-term health conditions that require taking multiple medications. You’re also more sensitive to many common medications, including over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. As a…