Support Groups For Seniors With Chronic Disease: Setting Up A Community of Older Patients And Spouses

Part of staying fit as a senior can involve being connected to a community of like-minded individuals. When cancer or other chronic disease strikes, such a support group can make a huge difference in both bodily healing and emotional well-being. Of course, confidentiality is necessary in any such group to ensure emotional well-being of participants. […]

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Antipsychotics Linked To Sudden Cardiac Death: Significant Risk Associated with Drug Use

The term “sudden cardiac death” (also called sudden arrest) refers to death that results when the heart stops abruptly (cardiac arrest). Death typically occurs within minutes after symptoms appear. Victims may or may not have a diagnosed heart condition. About one half of the more than 600,000 people who die each year of coronary heart […]

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Five Day Birth Control Pill Approved

ella ™ is believed to work by preventing the ovum (egg) from leaving the ovary. It may be effective up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. It also may be effective when intended contraception fails, e.g., when there is a condom malfunction. The medication has been available in Europe for over a year. Its trade […]

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Postoperative Complications Of Surgery: What Complications Could Occur After A Surgical Procedure

Surgical procedures are done for several different reasons and each procedure has its own particular risks and benefits. There are, however, certain complications that could occur with any surgical procedure and some of them are listed below. Pneumonia Some surgical procedures require the use of general anesthesia drugs. The use of these drugs may depress […]

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Free Flu Shots Available At CVS And Walgreens: Unemployed & Uninsured Job Seekers Eligible For No-Cost Flu Vaccine

The seasonal flu is touted by the Center for Disease Control to be a predicted pandemic across America, leading to numerous illnesses as well as unfortunate fatalities. The CDC has recommended certain priority groups to be amongst the first to get vaccinated, including pregnant women and children over the age of six months. Individuals without […]

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