Category: Seniors

people who use phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5Is), a class of medications most often prescribed for erectile dysfunction, may run an increased risk of vision-threatening ocular conditions, researchers say. Read more…

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In 2019, the estimated number of global dementia cases totaled 57.4 million. That number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. Given the predicted surge in incidence, and the lack of substantial treatment options, research into potential risk factors to help avoid the condition is being closely monitored. Read more…

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With so many people affected by COVID-19 and an increasing number of people who have been vaccinated, Read more…

Receiving vaccines are recommended, and should be prioritized by senior citizens, as we age our immune system weakens. Older adults are more likely to have chronic illnesses such as heart Read more…

Around 9 million individuals in the U.S alone, and around 2.5 million individuals in Canada have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this is a promising step towards reducing the spread of COVID-19, extra precaution such …

Got the COVID-19 Vaccine? Do I still need to wear a mask afterwards? Read More »

Medication adherence refers to the extent to which a person’s medication-taking behavior corresponds with recommendations from a healthcare provider. The world Health Organization reports that adherence to medications averages 50% among patients with chronic diseases, although it can vary substantially by patient population, age and location. Read more…

Until a few years ago, when giving a prescription for antibiotics, healthcare providers advised us to finish the entire course of medication. Even if you felt better, you were supposed to carry on until the often bitter end.
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Flu season is in full swing in most parts of the world. Immunization is the leading factor in preventing the flu, reducing its impact, and minimizing complications from the flu. Read more…

So your doctor has identified your health problem and it’s one a prescription can help fix. Off you go to fill it and start taking as prescribed. After all, the…
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According to recent data collected by Health Canada, seniors represent 17% of the population but are more than 40% of prescription users. Read more…