3 Ways to Report an Adverse Medication Reaction

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3 Ways to Report an Adverse Medication Reaction I recently spoke with a woman over 65 who was recovering from a serious adverse reaction to a prescription drug. She notified her doctor and stopped taking the medication, but she wanted to do more. She was concerned that in the future, others might experience similar reactions. […]

Our Flower Blooms Power!

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Our Flower Blooms Power! Do you use a vibrator? Is it connected to an app on your phone? Does the app have controls that personalize the experience and make your pleasure feel like a game? Or maybe you went to one of those websites that let you design a digital lover, your dream companion, someone […]

None Dare Call it Normal

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None Dare Call it Normal The email landed in my box with a nearly audible thud. Dear Stella, It’s time for your online follow-up visit to the Brain Health Registry! Just like your first visit, you’ll be asked to update your information by answering questionnaires and re-taking brain tests. Your participation is vital to furthering the […]

A Quilt is More than Fragments

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A Quilt is More than Fragments By age 92 my mother was no longer independent, though she lived in the house my parents had bought sixty years before. My brother and I were far away, and Mom depended on the kindness of neighbors and a bit of hired help to shop for her, do her […]

What to Expect When You are Seventy

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What to Expect When You Are Seventy Having been in my seventies for all of six months, I am only marginally qualified to write about this decade. But never having been reticent about sharing an opinion, whether informed or not, here is what I know so far. If you’re a Crone in Training in your […]

Drugs after 60 – And Not The Fun Kind

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Drugs after 60 – And Not The Fun Kind I react badly to most medications – sometimes badly enough to warrant a MedWatch report to FDA. A bit ironic, given that I spent my career in biotech writing submissions to FDA for product approvals. But knowing what I do about medical regulation, it did not […]

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