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Archive for the ‘Patient Tools’ Category

Drug Abuse Among the Elderly

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The Opiod Epidemic is bad - and getting worse - but it's not the only drug problem this country has Prescription drug use in America is out of control. That's not to say that I'm anti-medication by any means. Prescription drugs can literally be... Continue Reading »

RAISE Family Caregivers Act – What it means for you

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Posted on March 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Healthcare Reform, Legislative Issues, Patient Advocacy, Patient Tools, Something New

Support when it counts On January 22nd, President Trump signed the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage) Family Caregivers Act into law. For families all around the country, this is wonderful news.  The RAISE Act was designed to... Continue Reading »

Driveway Safety Tips for Seniors

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Posted on February 28th, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

One of the most common causes of injury in senior citizens is due to falls around the home. As we age, it becomes easier and easier to lose our balance. A fall onto a hard surface can cause devastating damage to an aging body, leading to fractures,... Continue Reading »

The Health Benefits of Prayer

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Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools

According to the Washington Post, "...prayer is the most common complement to mainstream medicine, far outpacing acupuncture, herbs, vitamins and other alternative remedies." Though scientific studies vary as to the efficacy of prayer, most... Continue Reading »

Safe Sex for Seniors

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Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Safe sex never goes out of style Valentine's Day is right around corner, and while we're all for spreading the love, we want it spread safely. Practicing safe sex is important no matter what your age. With the growth rate of seniors skyrocketing,... Continue Reading »

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips and Tools

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Posted on January 29th, 2018 by Teri Dreher, under Alternative Therapies, Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

The Days are Getting Longer, but Winter is Still Here The Winter Solstice was on December 21st this year. That means that we're in the half of the year where days are supposed to be getting longer, and we should be able to enjoy more sunshine.... Continue Reading »

Safety Tips for Seniors on Social Media

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Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Sally Perkins, under Patient Tools, Tips & Resources

Seniors are not behind when it comes to using the Internet. In fact, 40 percent of senior citizens have Smartphones and 34 percent of Americans over the age of 65 use Facebook or other social media platforms. Social media is fun! It provides you... Continue Reading »