As February, American Heart Month, draws to a close, it’s a good time to take stock of our heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure, making them four times more likely to suffer a stroke, and three times more likely to die of a heart attack. There are many drivers of high blood pressure including hormones, stress, diet, and lack of exercise, but the bottom line is high blood pressure can have dangerous consequences, resulting in a buildup of plaque, inflammation, and a weakening of the heart over time.
If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital.
Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital
If you've ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks - especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital.
AARP New Hampshire and New Hampshire Pharmacists Association will host a free event in Concord to help older adults better manage their prescription and over-the-counter medications. Held on October 16, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the new Centennial Senior Center in Concord, Make the Most of Your Meds and More! features brown bag medication reviews, screenings, educational sessions, and more. And it’s all free and open to the public.
When Silvio Scaglione of Revere had heart surgery 20 years ago, he knew he’d be on cholesterol-lowering drugs for years to come, perhaps the rest of his life. What he didn’t anticipate, however, was the cost of one of the drugs, a statin called Lipitor, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Inc.
A year after the state slashed spending on the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, it will restore funding — at least for the first three months of 2013.
Bay State residents age 50 plus continue to be affected by prescription drug sticker shock , with the majority reporting major problems paying for their medication, according to a new AARP survey.
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