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What is arthritis?

By Jana Bennett, R.Ph. Arthritis is a chronic disease of the joints, especially the weight-bearing joints, that develops when the linings of the joints degenerate resulting in decreased mobility and pain. This wear and tear […]

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Herb-Prescription Interactions

People are buying herbal remedies for everything from migraines to memory preservation to depression. Where once you had to see an herbalist or naturopath to get the daily dose of herbs for what ails you, herbal products are now widely available in drugstores and health food stores, making the ability to self-medicate greater than ever. But with opportunity comes a warning: mixing herbal remedies and prescription drugs could be harmful to your health. Just like drug-drug and drug-food interactions, herb-drug interactions are very common. Some herbal medicines may cancel the effect of a prescription drug, while others may reduce or exaggerate it.
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When and why should you move to senior housing?

Pat Colonna, writer and a senior-housing resident, recently said “Chronological age has little or nothing to do with making the decision to move to senior housing. It’s all about you.” She is absolutely right. Each individual needs to assess his/her own needs and resources before making a move. Preparing ahead is key to making the right move, at the right time, for the right reason.

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