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Silent Killer: Heart Disease

Silent Killer: Heart Disease

By Scottie Gainey, MHA, RT(R), Texoma Medical Center, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine
Most people don’t see it coming. Learn possible signs because the faster you get medical attention, the better your chances of survival and recovery are. […]

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Allergy or cold? How to tell.

“Ah-choo!”

Allergy or Cold?
By Joan Weems, RN, Victory Home Health, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

It’s the third time this morning that you have had a sneezing fit. “Oh my, am I taking a cold or is this just allergies?” The cold-like symptoms include sneezing, congestion, runny nose, but perhaps it’s the recent weather change. Well, if you get similar symptoms at the same time every year, chances are you probably have seasonal allergies. With spring bearing down upon us, take precautions now for allergies. […]

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Visiting Angels on medication mismanagement in the elderly – LIVING WELL Magazine

A Healthy Dose of Reality…

Medication Mismanagement in the Elderly

By Jodi Wood, RN, BSN, Visiting Angels, Akron LIVING WELL Magazine
As we age, life can become complicated. Taking medications as prescribed can be complicated and confusing as well. In fact, mismanagement of medications is one of the leading causes for hospital readmissions and death in older adults.
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Walgreens on helping patients take hospital care home – LIVING WELL Magazine

Innovations in medicine hit home: How Walgreens is helping patients take hospital care home

Courtesy Walgreens, North Atlanta LIVING WELL Magazine
Times—and medications—are changing fast. As healthcare continues to advance, more drugs will be delivered by infusion. That’s a term used to describe drug delivery that goes directly into the body via a small tube usually inserted into a vein, rather than in a pill or liquid taken by mouth. […]

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Craig Watson on Planning to Avoid Probate – Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Planning to Avoid Probate and Guardianship without Using a Living Trust

Craig Watson, Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

Arvie is an 85-year-old widow in good health. She delights in her two adult children, who also enjoy a good relationship. Her will was drafted over a decade ago. She owns a house (debt free) and about $150,000 in cash. She has a long term care insurance policy in case she needs nursing home care. She wonders if she needs a power of attorney and a medical directive, so she schedules an appointment with an elder law attorney. […]

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North Texas Family Medicine on Thyroid Care

About the Thyroid

Lisa Houk, North Texas Family Medicine, Denton SENIOR Magazine

Thyroid control, if done thoroughly, can be one of the most challenging medical decisions that a doctor or nurse practitioner faces. The Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the Endocrinology Society have not come to an agreement on the standard of care for optimal thyroid function. Thus, many patients have been told that their thyroid is fine; but truthfully what is “fine”? […]