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Grandparents’ Medicines Not Secure Around Grandkids

Most grandparents don’t move medications to a safer location when grandkids come to visit, and most of them also keep pills in their bag or purse when they visit their grandchildren, a U.S. study suggests. 

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Lack of Communication Creates Risk of Clashes Between Medicines

Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely.

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Guide: If you have a problem with alcohol

Source: National Institute on Aging Alcohol may act differently in older people than in younger people. Some older people can feel “high” without increasing the amount of alcohol they drink. This “high” can make them more likely to have accidents, including falls and fractures and car crashes. Drinking too much alcohol over a long time can: Lead to […]

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