The Power of Music

Can something usually intended for leisure be combined for therapy? Music is proving to be extremely helpful in medicine by providing behavioral and emotional support for various patients, improving their disposition and quality of life. For example, it was found that...

The Meds Matter: Adverse Drug Reactions

Adverse drug reactions are an all-too-common cause of hospitalization for elders. Almost half of Americans age 65 and older take five or more medications daily* and many mix prescription and over-the-counter medications with vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements....

The Cost of Being an Elder

In a time when American pharmaceutical companies are buying the rights to old medications such as morphine, colchicine (for gout- renamed Colcrys and charging $7 for a pill instead of 50 cents*), or doxycycline and charging much higher prices, or developing peanut...