Elder abuse robs people of dignity, health, independence and, ultimately, can lead to a higher risk of prematurely dying. Yet elder abuse remains under-recognized.
The discovery of penicillin in 1928 paved the way for combating infections, which are a leading cause of death. But today we live in an era of antibiotic overuse.
The recommendation to stop driving is not easy for physicians to make, but greater success in preserving safety can be achieved through involvement of an occupational therapist and with support from the patient’s family.
Hearing loss can lead to social isolation and affect your quality of life. Find out when you should seek help, especially when hearing problems are a sign of other, potentially more serious problems.
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