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Are Doctors Overprescribing Antidepressants? Many people not diagnosed with depression take them More doctors who are not psychiatrists are offering antidepressants to patients, often for vague complaints of fatigue, headaches or gloominess. Indeed, the practice of prescribing these drugs without a diagnosis of depression is escalating and more common in men and women over…

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Are Doctors Overprescribing Antidepressants? Many people not diagnosed with depression take them More doctors who are not psychiatrists are offering antidepressants to patients, often for vague complaints of fatigue, headaches or gloominess. Indeed, the practice of prescribing these drugs without a diagnosis of depression is escalating and more common in men and women over…

Higher Dose of Popular Alzheimer’s Med Gets FDA Approval

Alzheimer’s sufferers now have access to an additional treatment option, due to the recent Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a higher dosage of Exelon patch—a commonly prescribed drug for people with mild to moderate forms of the disease. The approval follows on the heels of study results that indicate receiving…

Are Doctors Overprescribing Antidepressants?

Many people not diagnosed with depression take them More doctors who are not psychiatrists are offering antidepressants to patients, often for vague complaints of fatigue, headaches or gloominess. Indeed, the practice of prescribing these drugs without a diagnosis of depression is escalating and more common in men and women over age 50. Nearly four…

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Most Patients Don’t Tell Their Doctors They Take Supplements Did you take your multivitamin today? Toss down a fish oil supplement? Swallow a couple of chondroitin capsules to ease your aching, arthritic knees? Pop a ginkgo biloba to improve memory? You could be doing more harm than good. Nearly half…

Do Antidepressants Work? – Home Care Services in Warren, MI

A leading expert talks about the latest research on these drugs Do antidepressant medications work? The question may seem an odd one to ask these days. More than one in 10 Americans have prescriptions for antidepressants, which rake in sales of almost $10 billion in the United States alone. Yet…

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Are You Taking Too Many Pain Meds? An unclear diagnosis can result in being overtreated Q: I’ve been diagnosed with stenosis or moderate to severe osteoarthritis. I have severe back pain at times, along with neck and shoulder discomfort and pain in my left knee and right ankle. My rheumatologist…

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Are My Mother’s Meds Making Her Fall? And if so, which drug — or combination — is at fault? Q. My 81-year-old mother has been falling at home, and recently fractured her arm from a fall, which has me worried. Her doctors have been doing lots of tests, and now…

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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…

Medication & Risk Factors That Lead to Falls – Macomb County, MI

Aging sometimes means reduced balance, coordination, vision, strength and agility. These factors, along with certain medications and even our home environment, can increase our risk of falling. Ground-level falls are a major health problem for people 65 and older. An estimated 30% of people in this age group fall each…