According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 48 million Americans – or 20 percent of the population – have used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons at some time during their lifetime. This includes many elderly who are using medication for pain management.
It wasn’t too long ago that heart disease was viewed as a man’s problem. In fact, up until about 10 years ago virtually all studies on heart disease excluded women.
That was a big mistake because heart disease is the biggest killer of women in the U.S. Even with increased awareness, 80 percent of midlife women (ages 40 – 60) still have one or more of the modifiable risk factors for heart disease – high blood pressure, high cholesterol, overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, and smoking.
The high hospital readmission rate of those who suffer from heart failure impacts adversely on both the cost of health care and the health and well-being of the patients themselves.
New Jersey Home Care News
Post-menopause women might consider four specific eating behaviors to support weight loss over the long term, according to new research.