Chronic NSAID Use Doubles CV Deaths in Elderly

Lisa Nainggolan July 14, 2011 (Gainesville, Florida) — Older patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) chronically for pain are at significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events, a new post hoc analysis from the International Verapamil-Trandolapril Study (INVEST) demonstrates [1]. The research is published…

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Care for Seniors in San Diego County: May is Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. About 74.5 million people in the United States have high blood pressure, which is also called hypertension. Hypertension increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States. Blood pressure is written as…

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News for Recipients of Home Care in San Diego County: Study shows that Avastin helps fight macular degeneration

Avastin helps fight macular degeneration: study – Sun May 8, 7:37 am ET  WASHINGTON (AFP) – The anti-cancer drug Avastin is as effective in fighting macular degeneration as Lucentis, which, however is 40 times more expensive than the cancer fighting medicine, according to results of clinical trials published in the…

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Safer To Stay At Home with In-Home Caregiving in San Diego County When Possible – Alabama hospital infections linked to filter problem

We often make the point that when possible, it’s actually safer and more comfortable to be at home, with in-home personal attendants if necessary, than in the hospital.  There are many reasons why that is best for many people, especially frail or elderly people. We have suggested that families should…

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