Why Must We Grieve?

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When we love someone and they die, it can feel devastating. This seems to be a universal part of our human experience. But why do we have to suffer … [Read more...]

Why does my medication give me side effects?

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The cold remedy you take makes you sleepy. The antidepressant gives you a headache. The sinus decongestant makes your heart race. Why are side effects … [Read more...]

Dealing with Dementia: Help for relatives, caregivers and friends

Dealing with Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is the loss of mental abilities and most commonly occurs late in life. Of all persons over age 65, 5-8% are demented. This … [Read more...]

Adult Depression: Effective Treatments

Depression in Adults: Effective Treatments Introduction Everyone has times they feel sad and don't enjoy life. For some people the emotional pain … [Read more...]

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

Sometimes, conflicts with people are unavoidable. Problems with a coworker or family member leave you feeling angry or frustrated. It may feel like it … [Read more...]

Couples and Aging

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Of course marriage at age 65 is different from when you were 25. The reasons are many and varied. One important factor is the time period when the two … [Read more...]

Why do I take so many medications?

Many Medications

When I finished medical school 20 years ago, I rarely saw patients taking 10 different medications... even five was a lot. Now I frequently see … [Read more...]

How to Organize Your Mail and Pay Your Bills

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How to Organize and Pay Your Bills: A Simple System This is a simple system to help organize one's regular mail and bill payment. Often people … [Read more...]