Care Matters

By LCWMD

FALLING is serious business – things you can do to lower your risk

A quick Google search for “falls in the elderly” yields about 58 million hits, with roughly 1.5 million results on Google scholar, where the more scientific articles reside. It’s a big deal. Here’s why. • 1 out of 4 Americans aged 65+ fall every year, one person every second •...

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By LCWMD

Never leave home without it – the value of a health notebook

Have you ever been in a doctor’s office for yourself, or with your elderly parent, and not been able to answer “when did you first start having that symptom?” or “what medications have you tried for that, and what dose worked the best?” or “what did the specialist say about...

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By LCWMD

Q 4 ACTION

Four questions to ask before starting a new medication, or about your current list of medications. Medications can be life saving, such as taking an antibiotic for a bacterial pneumonia. They can also be problematic and cause dangerous side effects, especially as we age. In fact, taking more than 4...

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By LCWMD

Care Matters

One physician’s take on traversing the healthcare system in later life. Spoiler alert. Less is more, except for exercise, eating right and laughter. Doctors mean well, but it is best to avoid them when possible. There is not a pill for every symptom. Beware of fancy tests, supplements and direct-to-consumer...

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