BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy

The FDA’s BeSafeRx initiative is a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. This campaign provides the resources to help consumers know the risks and signs of using fake online pharmacies, as well as the resources to locate safe, state-licensed online pharmacies. Continue reading

No living will? What you must know about end of life documents

Fewer than half of Americans older than 65 have a living will (also called an advance directive), according to a recent Consumer Reports National Research Center survey. “The ramifications of not having one are so severe that it’s bewildering that more people don’t do it,” says Howard Krooks, past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Without that document, which spells out your health care wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself, your loved ones will have to guess. If they disagree, the problem could end up in court. Continue reading

How To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The Thrilling New Science Of Alzheimer’s Prevention That Could Change Everything.

I feel stupid. Worse, I feel overmatched. A simple short-term memory test shouldn’t be this hard. But of the 10 random words just spoken to me, I can repeat back only two. I listened. I concentrated. I focused on the words as I heard them. But for some reason, they didn’t stick. It’s the kind of performance that makes you wonder if your brain is OK. Continue reading