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The Wave

The Wave

Have you ever been caught up in a wave, tossed and turned, taken by surprise? Medications can be the same. A medication you have taken for years may cause falls or hospitalizations, and may take you by surprise. Read more to learn about questions to ask your health care professionals and about deprescribing.

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Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Combination of Concern

Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Combination of Concern

Some Things Just Don't Go Together Certain medications are concerning if taken alone, especially in older adults, or if taken at a high dose, or may be inappropriate at ages young and old. Some medications become even more concerning when combined with other...

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“Do You Have Any Questions?”

“Do You Have Any Questions?”

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com When visiting a health care provider, doctor, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, physical therapist, and pharmacist, we are often asked at the end of the visit, “Do you have any questions?” The most common answer is, “No.” But...

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The Driver

The Driver

Please see the new Templates and Resources Link above! "Tee-up" your medication list for your next doctor's visit! Golf bags are typically filled with 14 clubs. Though the clubs may be a similar number, iron or wood,  the clubs themselves may not be ideal from one...

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The Grand Piano

The Grand Piano

My daughter started playing piano a couple months before her 7th birthday. We had a 100-year old upright piano that we had moved from a cousin’s house to our home. We had it tuned and soon after it would be out of tune, well before the next scheduled tuning. It got...

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Are You Overmedicated?

Are You Overmedicated?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Do any of these statements sound familiar? “Of course, I do not take medications that I no longer need.”  “Wouldn’t my doctor automatically stop a medication that was no longer needed?” “My doctor reviews all my medications.” If you take...

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Introductory Blog

Introductory Blog

Is it Age or is it Medication? Think about the those you know that are 65 years or older. How many medication do they take? Be certain to include prescriptions, over-the-counter products, supplements, and herbals in that total number. And don't forget the eye drops,...

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