Kitty Wilde, RN: 1 (805) 452 3225 info@patient-advocate.com

GO RED FOR WOMEN!

In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe...

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Using Canes and Walkers

Using Canes and Walkers How do I know if I would benefit from using a cane or walker? If you have pain or weakness on one side of your body that makes it hard to walk or balance, a cane may be helpful. If you have poor balance or...

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2012 Tech Gifts for Seniors

2012 Tech Gifts for Seniors by Laurie Orlov The more things change, the more they are the same, only cheaper. The 2011 list of tech gifts for seniors is still pretty accurate in terms of categories – tablets, eReaders and eBooks, game-related and music-related.  But be thankful at this...

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High IV Dose of Ondansetron -Zofran Pulled From Market

12-4-12 The 32-mg dose of the anti-nausea drug ondansetron (Zofran) has been pulled from the market because of concerns about cardiac problems, the FDA announced Tuesday.   Ondansetron is approved for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and, in lower doses, for postoperative nausea and vomiting. The 32-mg formulation is given...

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Generic Lipitor – Atorvastatin Recall

Nov. 26, 2012 — Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a major maker of generic Lipitor, has issued a massive recall of the cholesterol-cutting tablets, which may be contaminated with tiny glass shards. The recall covers 41 lots of atorvastatin, the generic version of Lipitor. Each lot contains thousands of pills. The...

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How the Ear Works

How the ear works for hearing: The outer ear is called the pinna or auricle. This is the part of the ear that people can see.  The main job of the outer ear is to collect sounds from tiny whispers or a barking dog. The ear has three main...

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