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Health Matters: Errors in patient care

March 28, 2009 The American healthcare system is regarded as the most sophisticated in the world, yet medical errors have been estimated to cause 44,000 to 98,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year. more »»

Health Matters: Prescription drugs: a penny saved …

March 6, 2009 Saving money on prescription drugs has become a necessity with escalating health care costs in the current climate of economic downturn. more »»

Sticks and stones: Dealing with osteoporosis

February 24, 2009 Why is it that one elderly person will have a mild fall resulting in a fracture of the wrist or even hip while another gets up and walks away? Such an unexpected broken bone often is a warnin... more »»

Sleep apnea is hazardous to your health

February 12, 2009 Do you know anyone who frequently and too easily dozes off during the day? Is he overweight and prone to snore? Is he physically and mentally fatigued with memory problems? ... more »»

Health Matters: Causes and treatment of insomnia

January 31, 2009 “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” W. C. more »»

Health Matters: Taking charge of depression

January 22, 2009 Depression is not a normal effect of aging, and healthy independent elders actually have a lower depression rate than the general population but this changes drastically if medical illness coexists. more »»



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