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How the Use of Vitamin Supplements with Prescribed Medications May Cause Negative Outcomes for Your Residents

It’s undeniable that vitamins and supplements can be beneficial for some individuals. For example, it is not uncommon for older adults to have vitamin deficiencies due to their diets. In these cases, vitamins and supplements can be very valuable. However, for older adults who have certain medical conditions and/or live certain lifestyles,  vitamins and supplements…

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FDA Approves New Alzheimer’s Medication

Although it has always been seen as an “old person” disease, Alzheimer’s disease can be diagnosed as early-onset Alzheimer’s. Some of the youngest Alzheimer’s patients have ranged from their late 20’s to early 50’s; while most patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are usually age 65 and older. Due to early-onset Alzheimer’s,doctors have had to learn more…

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Pharmacogenetics – The Future of Customized Medication

People respond differently to medications, and and some may even experience different side effects from prescription drugs. In fact, there are over 2 MILLION accounts of adverse drug reactions that occur annually. Although this is a frightening statistic there is an analysis called Pharmacogenetics that can help professionals understand what drugs will cause these reactions…

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How to Spot Drug Diversion in Your Long-Term Care Facility

“It’s estimated that over 6 million people in America use prescription drugs for non-medical purposes.” This transference of a controlled substance from a legal use to a use or channel that is illegal is referred to as diversion. The theft of another’s prescription drugs is an act many would not expect from health care professionals.…

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