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Speak up about all medicines
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.