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Better Management of Rx Meds Could Prevent Fractures in Older Adults

Even after experiencing a fracture of the hip, shoulder or wrist, many seniors continue to take drugs that increase the risk of having fractures. The results of a new study indicate that most health care practitioners are not having discussions with these patients about the risks and benefits of those…

Side Effects of 5 Drugs Seniors Commonly Take

When Beverly Wilkerson, 58, Sherman Oaks, CA, woke up with a pounding headache and jaw pain last summer, she popped two Aleve. (The recommended dosage is one at a time.) She forgot to take water and food with the pills. Later on, she took two more, again forgetting the water…

CoQ-10 Poses Drug Interaction Risk for Elders

Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ-10) is a natural antioxidant made by our bodies and found in foods such as fatty fish (salmon and tuna), meats and chicken, peanuts, and canola and soybean oils. Our bodies need CoQ-10 to protect cells, reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, and convert food into energy….

Different side effects on seniors – who knew?

My friend is worried about her aging mother. At close to 90, the mother was still walking, energetic, and very involved with the lives of her children and friends. But my friend is concerned because the family has noticed a change recently. The mother has fallen 3 times in a…

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