Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Medications

drugs and alcohol02 resizedThe mixing of alcohol with certain prescription medications, over-the-counter medications(OTC’s), or herbal products may lead to serious interactions and side effects.  

This consumption of alcohol can be intentional or unintentional. Alcohol can be an ingredient in products such as mouthwash, cough/cold/allergy medications, anti-diarrheals, laxatives, liquid pain relievers, dental products, and liquid vitamin preparations; always check the product’s label or ask your pharmacist. Some contain alcohol and others do not.

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Unto You is Born..a Savior!

nativity webDo you remember the American Motors’ Rambler?   
Our next door neighbor, Mrs. Liggett, used to pile us kids in her 1959 grey, three-speed shift on the column Rambler and transport us to and from P.S. 22 in Yonkers, N.Y.  For added fun, she’d intermittently push the clutch in and out, thrilling us youngsters in the back seat – and we didn’t even have seat belts!
The reason I bring this up is because of the Christmas Season.  

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Center Helps Individuals, Families Living with Dementia

couple with doctor resized web“It's very clear that people worry about memory loss,” confirms Dr. Catherine Glew with an empathetic look, eyes gazing into the distance and seemingly recalling the hundreds of patients and families that she has seen. Dr. Catherine Glew, a physician at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), is the Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the 17th Street hospital.

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Retirement Jobs

retired couple park bench 325x215 copyPerhaps you are nearing retirement, or you have retired. What do you see yourself doing for the next many years? Many people either need to work or just do not want to sit around.
The good news is that there are help wanted signs all over. Opportunity abounds for those seeking work. Older employees are particularly attractive due to their experience and work ethic. “Some of our older employees are our best employees,” says Kim D’Amico, owner of a local home care franchise Home Instead Senior Care.

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Need to Sell a Home to Move to Senior Living?

house moving webNeed to Sell a Home to Move to Senior Living?
You made the decision to move to senior living. For some this would seem like a daunting task – and it can be. But there is help available so that the transition can be smooth and relatively stress free. I can help you sell your home, guide you through the process and connect you with the resources that you will need to make your move successful.
Checklist. There are innumerable things to consider when you move. I provide a checklist to help make sure nothing is missed when you make your move.

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Holidays, Heartburn and Aging

turkey meal resized webSt. Luke’s Gastroenterologist Noel Martins, MD, Offers Five Tips to Reduce Heartburn
Turkey with a crispy golden skin, cranberry sauce, stuffing, creamy and buttery mashed potatoes, green bean casserole covered with onions, eggnog, coffee, pecan pie topped with whipped cream and just a sliver of chocolate cake with peppermint sauce – sounds the perfect holiday dinner, right? Actually, it’s the recipe for a terrible case of heartburn.

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