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  • Speak up about all medicines 10/7/2016

    Here’s something you need to do if you take prescription medicine— and it might surprise you: Tell your doctor about every over-the-counter (OTC) drug you take. No exceptions.

  • Hot tips for summer food safety 6/27/2016

    Safety should always be on your mind when handling food. That’s especially true if you’re an older adult, says Ed Kratowicz, RD, MPH, a dietitian with Mercy LIFE.

  • Protect your skin from the sun 6/27/2016

    After the dark days of winter, it’s always good to see the sun. Who doesn’t enjoy that wonderful warmth on their skin?

  • Tips for staying safe in the heat 6/27/2016

    Every summer you hear about people who’ve gotten sick, and sometimes even died, from the heat. Older adults, in particular, are at risk.

  • Lymphedema: How to cope with swelling 6/14/2016

    Breast cancer treatment can be a lifesaver for women. But like all treatments, it sometimes causes side effects. One of them is a condition known as lymphedema.

  • Staying well: Avoid a return trip to the hospital 6/14/2016

    By some estimates, nearly one in four patients nationwide who are admitted to a hospital with certain common medical problems are readmitted just weeks after discharge.

  • Make your meds work for you 3/1/2016

    Medications are important for good health. But managing multiple drugs can be hard sometimes. If you’re struggling to keep up, let your doctor know.