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Check on Your Elderly Neighbors

In this mornings Dallas Morning News it was reported that 16 elderly people have died from heat stroke this summer, making it the deadliest summer in recorded history. Every summer thousands of seniors are treated in emergency rooms for the complications of heat exhaustion. Given that the summer of 2011 is the hottest in recorded […]

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Patients Unable to Simplify Their Medication Schedules

More than one in five seniors take five or more different prescription drugs every day. Given the limited knowledge of most Americans when it comes to medical matters in general, a study was conducted to examine how seniors schedule taking their medications. To assess their schedules, the researchers interviewed 464 patients ages 55 to 74 who were […]

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Containing The High Cost of Healthcare By Providing Primary Care

While we ponder how the new Republican-controlled US House of Representatives will tackle healthcare reform, there are some practicle issues I wanted to revisit with you. I particular, we should discuss how healthcare expenses are unevenly distributed across the population: For example, analysis of health care spending shows that: Five percent of the population accounts […]

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Talk About Finances With Your Loved Ones While You’re Still Able To

Gina Kolata’s article in Saturday’s NY Times on financial problems appearing as the earliest sign of developing Alzheimer’s disease, points to the need to talk about household finances with your loved ones while you’re “still in the game.” Often times the family is on the verge of financial ruin before anyone finds out what’s going […]

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Healthcare Reform Presentation for Seniors at C. C. Young in Dallas

Guest Lecture on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Jeff Kreisberg, Ph.D., will present a free lecture entitled “Does Healthcare Reform Mean Better Health for Seniors and Their Loved Ones?” at C. C. Young in Dallas, Texas. The lecture is part of the Body, Mind & Spirit Lecture Series benefiting The Point, Center for Arts and Education. […]

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