Dear Pharmacist: I Bet I Can Make You Yawn

Last week I forced myself to stay up two nights in a row to work. I certainly had work to do, but I also wanted to evaluate my brain function after sleep deprivation.

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Savvy Senior: Finding Help for Seniors Addicted to Opioids

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother, who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug, but I don’t know what to do.

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Flu Shot Clinics Held at Senior Centers this Fall

Yearly flu vaccination has already begun in some locations in York County and will continue throughout the flu season.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth-leading cause of death for individuals age 65 and older. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief—of memories, independence, control, time, and, ultimately, life.

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Sepsis: Deadly Condition Requires Urgent Treatment

Despite the fact that sepsis affects more than 1.5 million Americans each year, it’s been called a silent epidemic and urgent public health issue.

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Exercise May Improve Cognitive Functions in Stroke Patients

Exercise is essential to good health for everyone. Now a recent study suggests that an exercise routine can have positive mental health benefits for stroke survivors.

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New Events Enliven 16th Annual Senior Games

Despite rain looming in the forecast, the first round of events for the 16th annual York County Senior Games kicked off dry and without a hitch.

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Savvy Senior: New Medicare Cards Debut Next Year

Dear Savvy Senior,

I just received my Medicare card in the mail and was surprised to see that the ID number is the same as my Social Security number.

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Dear Pharmacist: Dulse – Superfood of the Sea

Quick—what food is red, salty, chewy, and delicious? If you said bacon, you’re close … sort of!

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