Tag Archives: elderly

Aspirin for people over 70? New science right here.

I know many people who take a daily aspirin in an effort to stay healthy.  I even know many doctors who recommend it.  But you may be surprised to know about what the actual medical science says about aspirin. Back … Continue reading

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Falls: Humpty Dumpty was just like you and me

  Sobering facts about falls in the elderly: The leading cause of injury that leads to death in people over age 65 is falling. That means 27,000 older adults in the US will not survive a fall in a year. Nearly 1 in … Continue reading

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My dog is a slob: staying upright and avoiding falls (and a patient story)

Before I get started on this post . . .  I have started reading How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, which is the selection for our online Healthy Matters book club.  Check out the recent post about it here and start … Continue reading

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