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FDA Adds Warnings to Statin Drug Use

by Randall J. Ryder February 29, 2012

The FDA has listed new warnings on the class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins. These changes were made to provide the public with more information for the safe and effective use of statins and are based on FDA’s comprehensive review of the statin class of drugs. The changes include the following: Facts about statins […]

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What Seniors Should Consider Before Taking Vitamins

by Randall J. Ryder April 19, 2011
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As you age, regular exercise becomes more and more important to living a healthy life. If you can combine regular exercise with a healthy diet, you are more likely to stay healthy. In terms of diet, however, many individuals take vitamins without really considering if they need them. In our last post on vitamins we discussed […]

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Slowing Development of Alzheimers in Mice

by Randall J. Ryder March 7, 2011
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A drug used decades ago to treat high blood pressure has been shown to improve learning and memory in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study found that the drug, diazoxide, acted on nerve […]

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How Behavioral Therapy Can Treat Dementia

by Randall P Ryder February 22, 2011
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Watching a loved one with dementia can be an extremely hard experience. Not only does the disease have powerful effects on individuals, the pharmaceuticals used to treat the disease can also cause a variety of unsettling side effects. One chain of nursing homes in Minnesota has tried to segway into using alternative methods of treating […]

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Medicare Changes for 2011

by Randall J. Ryder January 11, 2011
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As part of last year’s health care reform, the start of a new year means changes to Medicare. While many of the changes might seem minor, they might have a bigger impact than you realize. So what is new for Medicare in 2011? Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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The Shrinking Medicare Doughnut Hole

by Randall P Ryder November 9, 2010

In less than two-months, the impacts of the health care reform bill will home for elder individuals incurring large expenses for prescription drugs. The doughnut hole in Medicare prescription drug coverage, which is designed to be eliminated entirely by 2020, will continue to shrink. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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More Elders on Medicare = More Antibiotic Usage

by Randall P Ryder October 19, 2010

Health care reform modified Medicare and now provides even more coverage for elder individuals. One would assume that more coverage can have good effects, but at least one recent study shows otherwise. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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Getting Rid of Expired Medications

by Randall P Ryder October 12, 2010

Helping an elder parent organize their medications can be a time consuming task. Some have even suggested using money as an incentive to help elders take their medications regularly. But an important, and often overlooked, aspect of helping with medications is making sure to eliminate expired medications. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

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