Aging & Independence

Aging & Independence

Reduce the Risks of Taking Multiple Medications

· · Aging & Independence

When people fail to follow instructions for taking prescription drugs, they are putting themselves at risk for an adverse drug event (ADE), which is any injury that results from the use of a drug. ADEs, which include a diverse range of symptoms including dizziness, fainting, nausea, diarrhea, rash, weakness, heart  … Read More

Coffee Lowers Rosacea Risk

Charles Darwin commented that “blushing is the most peculiar and the most human of all expressions.” Any number of emotions can make a person quickly redden—from embarrassment to happiness, attraction to deception, anger to social anxiety. But no matter what the cause, there is no hiding a blatant blush, a  … Read More

Loving Animals Helping People

An elderly female patient was dozing late one afternoon when a therapeutic recreation staff member, a Golden Retriever, and the volunteer dog handler walked into her hospital room. She woke and she seemed confused, then her eyes brightened and she smiled. The dog approached her bedside, and the woman patted  … Read More



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