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How to Help an Older Person Settle Back Home After Surgery

Collaborative Post Recovering from surgery can be challenging no matter how old you might be, but an older person can need a lot more care, and their recovery might be longer. There could be physical problems afterwards as well, and all of this needs to be taken into account so that you can ensure they’re […]

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4 Signs That Your Doctor Might Not Be Right For You

Collaborative Post The older you get, the more important it becomes to have a good doctor that you know for a fact cares about you. A doctor that will make an effort and will work hard to help you. Not every doctor out there is like that, but when you get one, there’s no doubt […]

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The importance of feeling comfortable with your doctor

Collaborative Post A strong relationship with your doctor or primary care provider (PCP) is important for many reasons. Not only do they provide medical care, but they also act as advocates and resources for their patients. Establishing comfort with your doctor or PCP can involve various steps to help you get the most out of […]

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Neglect of the elderly in hospitals: is this a real problem?

Collaborative Post In this article, we’re looking at neglect of the elderly in hospitals and investigating the real extent of this problem. Medical negligence is a growing concern and issue in the UK for many GP practices and hospitals. It’s a sad fact that, in UK hospitals, a considerable number of elderly patients are abused […]

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The Next of Kin Myth

There’s a strong belief that if someone loses capacity to make decisions for themselves for some reason – perhaps an accident or dementia – then the next of kin can take responsibility. But actually both the concept and the rights of next of kin are not as clear cut as we might think. Here are […]

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Can’t see the GP? What can you do?

Getting a face-to-face appointment with a doctor at the local surgery seems to have become almost impossible in many areas of the UK. There has been a great deal of anger focused on GP practices from people struggling to get the appointments they want. Yet according to GP leaders, more than half of all appointments […]

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Is It Safe To Order Blood Pressure Medication Online?

Sponsored Post Unchecked blood pressure can be a real hazard as you age. For one thing, the older you get, the more likely it is for your blood pressure to naturally rise. Another problem is that it’s hard to tell if you actually have high blood pressure because it’s often symptomless. You might be exacerbating […]

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