Monthly Archives: October 2016

Risk of Falling in the Elderly

You can’t completely prevent falls — accidents do happen. Adults over age 65, and older adults with dementia in particular, are at a higher risk of falling, for some well-known reasons. These include a higher use of prescription drugs, more night waking, shuffling and other coordination problems, and weakening musculature and balance. Most falls inContinue Reading

Detecting Breast Cancer Early – Penny’s Story

Follow Penny’s journey from breast cancer diagnosis, through making her treatment decisions and undergoing treatment and to her life after treatment for breast cancer. Read selections from her diary below June 15, 2004 I’m worried. I had a mammogram today that raised some questions about my right breast. The doctor recommended some additional mammograms toContinue Reading

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