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Keeping track of your prescriptions

Posted: 10/26/2012 9:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

According to a national survey conducted by Forbes, one in three American adults take at least one prescription. Almost half of Americans 55 and over take some form of prescribed medication. You may find yourself asking, “Why do I take so many medications?” October is "Talk About Prescriptions" month, created by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). The NCPIE’s goal is to promote the safe and appropriate use of medicine and to increase and improve communication about prescriptions.

Bone Up on Joint Health

Posted: 10/18/2012 12:13 PM by Interim HealthCare

Whether it is because of arthritis, another disease, an injury or just normal wear-and-tear, many people will need to have a joint replaced at some point in their lifetime. Where two bones meet is a joint, these include the hips, shoulders or knees. When a joint begins to wear away, you can experience pain, swelling and stiffness. Damaged joints can also limit blood flow to the bone, eventually leading to additional problems with your bones as well.

Early Detection is Key for Breast Cancer Survival

Posted: 10/9/2012 1:00 PM by Interim HealthCare

Breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death for women. The National Cancer Institute says one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and over 220,000 will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone. With aging comes an increased chance of developing breast cancer. The American Cancer Society reports that two thirds of invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older.

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