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Medication Management Aug 21st, 2018

Who needs a pill organizer?Not I (or so I thought.)I only take one prescription medication, once a day.  But why, at the end of a 30-day supply, did I sometimes have one or two pills left?I also take over the counter medications.  Was I forgetting to take some of them...

"Your falls: Do you have a secret?" Dec 1st, 2017

Do you have a secret?Half the people who fall don't tell anyone, thinking, "It's so embarrassing, it was a fluke, I wasn't paying attention, I was tired, I don't want them on my case," etc.Sometimes that's right.Ships and oil rigs have protocols mandating use of handrails on stairs and slippery...

Medication Overuse Headache Sep 11th, 2017

Medication Overuse HeadacheFor a person with chronic headache the use of pain relief medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, and Excedrin Migraine can have risks.Because they are sold over the counter many people don’t consider them “medications.”  Last week I saw a patient who was taking large quantities of...