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  • Meeting the Medicine Information Needs of Americans with Vision Loss May 28, 2019 More than 3.4 million (3%) Americans aged 40 years and older are either legally blind (having visual acuity [VA] of 20/200 or worse or a visual field of less than 20 degees) or are visually impaired (having VA of 20/40 or less). Continue reading...
  • Patient Safety & Poison Prevention March 13, 2019 Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the U.S.. National Poison Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Poisoning Prevention Council during the third week of March, promotes poison prevention tips and the free emergency services provided by poison control centers, including the Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Text POISON to 797979 to save the number in your smartphone. Continue reading...
  • Making the Self-Care Commitment, One Step at a Time  January 15, 2019 There's no better time than right now to invest in your health. Odds are you do it every day — even if you don't know that's what you're doing. Continue reading...
  • Don't Risk a Fall — Know Your Medicines  November 9, 2018 It will come as no surprise to many that the 65+ year old crowd — aging baby boomers and older adults — are taking a lot of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines, along with vitamins, dietary supplements and herbal remedies. As many as 55 million Americans will be older than age 65 by 2020. Continue reading...
  • America's Love Affair with the Car — and Medicines — Can Be Deadly December 13, 2018 First, some recent, eye-opening facts: • In the US there are over 276 million registered vehicles with 222 million drivers holding a valid license. Of this number, nearly 43 million are 65 or older. That's roughly one in every five. • 40,000 people died in accidents involving motor vehicles in 2017 a 1 percent drop from the year before. Continue reading...