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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A plan to let Medicare patients receive rebates that drug companies currently pay to insurers and middleman has been withdrawn by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News The rebates would have been paid directly to seniors in Medicare’s Part D program when they filled their prescriptions. The […]

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Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than biology is at play when it comes to why older women have less sex as they age. A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims. Those factors include body image concerns, self-confidence, perceived desirability, stress, […]

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Ageism Disappears When Young and Old Spend Time Together

Ageism Disappears When Young and Old Spend Time Together

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ageism is pervasive throughout society, and harmful to young and old alike. But a new study finds some simple steps can help erase it. Mixing younger and older people in various settings, combined with educating younger people about the aging […]

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Dangerous UTIs Can Follow Hospital Patients Home

Dangerous UTIs Can Follow Hospital Patients Home

By Kayla McKiskiHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the sick or elderly, a urinary tract infection (UTI) can prove deadly. With many vulnerable patients developing UTIs post-discharge, a new study suggests that better monitoring is needed after leaving the hospital. Researchers at Oregon State University explored more […]

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Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

Plan B One-Step (levonorgestrel, Next Choice One Dose, My Way)

What is oral levonorgestrel, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Levonorgestrel (Plan B) is emergency contraception (commonly called the morning after pill) that is used as backup contraception to prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex or when birth control fails. Levonorgestrel is a progestin. Progestins are hormones used in […]

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tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca

tadalafil, Cialis, Adcirca

What is tadalafil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Tadalafil is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors that also includes sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra). […]