According to the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, as many as 17% of adults age 60 and over abuse prescription drugs. Narcotic pain killers, sleeping pills and tranquillizers are common medications of abuse. The New York Times reports that about 170,000 Medicare beneficiaries received prescriptions from five or more medical practitioners. They report of patients who had […]
Ever have the burger vs. salad debate at your favorite local fast-food joint? When it comes to your health, this seems like a simple decision. But a deeper look at the Nutrition Facts statements in each restaurant could change your mind. This info graphic from Labdoor magazine may surprise you!
Though the HealthCare.gov website fiasco has more-or-less subsided by now, most Americans are still busily working to get everything organized for the coming year’s coverage plans. For some, it means signing up for a coverage plan through their employer, for others it might mean applying independently. It might even mean undergoing a few trial-and-error scenarios […]
I have the privilege of presenting a blog that was recently published by a dedicated nurse who may be stripped of her license because she was doing what she was trained to do:provide safe and quality care for her patients. In order to provide the best care, systems must change and adapt and sometimes this […]