I can remember when the HIV virus and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) first became known in the early 1980s. It was very frightening to hear about this disease that killed people quickly, but for which doctors couldn’t find a cure or treatment.
As my parents age, I worry about their health – their mental health. I see many older people around me who have become forgetful and, as they age, lose more and more ability to function
There is most definitely a problem with abuse of painkillers – specifically opioids - in this country. Opioids are strong painkillers used to treat severe pain linked with chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and nerve pain caused by injuries and accidents.
It’s very important to be able to keep cool during a time of year when it seems so hard to stay indoors, even if you have good air conditioning. The heat of summer’s dog days can be dangerous to everyone, but especially those who are older.
Do you have prescription painkillers in your home medicine cabinet? Far too many adults, teens and children get addicted to prescription painkillers that they find at home - not from dealers on the street.
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