How cooking helped me cope with Mom

By: Miriam Green
Posted on: July 16, 2019

The following is excerpted from the new book, The Lost Kitchen, by Miriam Green. In it, the author shares family recipes and discusses her mother’s Alzheimer’s and how it affected her family. Those early months were difficult. I didn’t want to believe the diagnosis. If I was being honest with myself, though, I knew with certainty that Mom had Alzheimer’s. I was not prepared... READ MORE

Drugmakers must reveal prices in TV ads

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Those ever-present TV ads for prescription drugs will soon carry prices, too, the nation’s top health official said recently, responding to a public outcry for government action to restrain medication costs. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration has finalized regulations that will require drug companies to disclose list prices of medications... READ MORE

On meds for RA? Volunteer for this study

By: Margaret Foster
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Enbrel, Humira and Remicade can successfully treat painful, swollen joints due to rheumatoid arthritis, but the medications carry risky — and potentially fatal — side effects. “The biggest side effect we worry about is infection because these drugs are immunosuppressants,” said Dr. Michael Ward of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.... READ MORE

New drugs are improving cancer survival

By: Marilynn Marchione
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported recently at the world’s largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited is Roszell Mack Jr., who at age 87 is still able to work at a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky, nine years after being diagnosed with lung cancer... READ MORE

Obtaining prescriptions online a concern

By: Matthew Perrone
Posted on: July 10, 2019

How do you get men excited about decades-old pills for hair loss and other potentially embarrassing health conditions? Online prescription startups including Hims and Roman are banking on a mix of convenience, viral marketing and glossy packaging to turn generic prescription drugs and other pharmacy staples into a profitable new business model. But some in the medical establishment... READ MORE

Delirium and dementia differ, but overlap

By: Paul Takahashi, M.D.
Posted on: July 09, 2019

Dear Mayo Clinic: My mother is 78, and over the past two weeks, she has become really confused off and on. Before this, she seemed fine, other than having some problems with short-term memory loss. Could this be delirium? How is delirium different from the beginnings of dementia? A: It is possible that your mother has delirium, which is a common condition that occurs when people become ... READ MORE