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Average Annual Generic Drug Retail Price Declines by Year (chart)
En español | Prices for generic drugs most commonly used by older Americans fell by the smallest percentage since 2006, with 1 in 4 rising in price — some by more than 1,000 percent, according to a new report from AARP’s Public Policy Institute (PPI).
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Could a 15-minute test you take with pen and paper provide an early warning of Alzheimer's or other cognitive problems?
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If you packed your  suitcase with the medicine you need, put the suitcase in the trunk of your car, and then drove several hours in beastly hot weather -- don't be surprised if none of your drugs work while you're on vacation.
There is an interesting posting on the Los Angeles Times' "Booster Shots" blog that talks about older patients and sleep problems - and how those sleep problems aren't just something people have to deal with as they age. The article does say that aging does bring about changes in sleep patterns, but those changes often are related to chronic diseases - like diabetes and high blood pressure - that also happen to be more common as we age. Once those ailments are treated, so too are the sleep issues.
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