Ensuring That an International Online Pharmacy is Legitimate and Safe – a Pharmacist’s Advice

Ensuring That an International Online Pharmacy is Legitimate and Safe – a Pharmacist’s Advice

By Shivam Patel, PharmD, Director of the PharmacyChecker Verification Program It’s now commonplace to either be outraged or hear of a friend who is outraged by drug prices at local pharmacies. The national struggle to afford prescription drugs inspires an onslaught of questions: Why do these prices fluctuate so much? Why is the price of Lipitor at Walgreens a fraction of the cost of the one you bought at Walmart when they’re just across the street? And what’s the deal with these online pharmacies from Canada and India peddling prices that are as much as 98% cheaper than what you’d get in Florida? Is it the online pharmacies that are scamming you or is it the U.S. healthcare system? Thirty pills of Januvia, which treats type 2 diabetes, sell for about $573 at one U.S. pharmacy but $477 at another. At a Canadian online pharmacy, the same amount of Januvia can cost $128.98. That’s over a 70% discount off the U.S. pharmacy...
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A Medical Service that Saves Time and Money

A Medical Service that Saves Time and Money

Many of us are afraid of calling the ambulance or going to the emergency room due to high costs and being unsure of whether the symptoms we are experiencing are actually an emergency. Shortness of breath, tightening of the chest and other issues are cause for concern, but sometimes they are not worth the headache of going to the ER. Dispatch Health is a medical service that comes to your home and treats symptoms like pneumonia, COVID-19 symptoms, urinary tract infections and other uncomfortable ailments. When you experience non-life-threatening symptoms like these, you can simply call them and two medical professionals will arrive within a few hours to treat the issue from the privacy of your home. Once they are done, they call in any necessary prescriptions, update your doctor with what happening and handle the billing to your insurance company. Even better, they accept Medicare and Medicare Advantage. Out of pocket costs are just around $5-$28. A service like this means...
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What Is The Difference Between a Nursing Home and an Assisted Living Facility?

What Is The Difference Between a Nursing Home and an Assisted Living Facility?

| Written by Regina Asihene, M.D. from Majestic Gardens | Families often have to make a difficult decision on the type of residential care that is needed for a senior member of the family who may be declining.  Does mom or dad need a nursing home or an assisted living facility?  This article will simplify the major differences between a nursing home and an assisted living facility. 1. Nursing homes are for those who need more medical care in a clinical setting. Assisted living facilities are for those who need personal care in a home-like, social setting. Individuals who have frequent hospital admissions or multiple medical problems likely need a nursing home to continue to get more skilled nursing and limited medical treatments.  People who need assistance with most of the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, toileting, transfer, mobility, feeding) probably need a nursing home.  A nursing home is for someone who needs medical professionals for 24 hours. An assisted living facility is...
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This Charity Honors WWII Heroes

This Charity Honors WWII Heroes

Our newest Approved Vendor, The Greatest GENERATIONS Foundation (TGGF) is a nonprofit that works to ensure that veterans’ legacies are honored and remembered by sponsoring their return to former battlegrounds and memorials. Their stories and legacies are recorded and retold to future generations to understand the price of freedom. This also allows those veterans to work through any remaining trauma and find closure. The foundation is continuing to grow its more than 450,000+ active veterans and 60 chapters and has recently expanded to Florida, reaching one of the largest veterans’ populations in the country. By expanding, it will be able to continue taking thousands of veterans to more than 40 conflict areas to pay reverence as it has done the past two decades. For more information on TGGF, visit https://www.ourseniors.net/nonprofit/colorado/denver/non-profit/greatest-generations-foundation/ or call 561-468-3738....
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God’s effortless change and what that means for you

God’s effortless change and what that means for you

| Written by Andrew Wommack | Do you know that God has more for you than you’re experiencing? If you’re like most Christians I’ve met, you answered “yes.” The reason why is because none of us have reached our full potential. We all need to keep pursuing the things of God. John 10:10 says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Some translations say life “to its fullest.” But many Christians are not experiencing life to its fullest. They don’t know how to go from where they are to where they need to be. Instead, they spend a lot of time praying, fasting, and begging God for change. They’re waiting on Him to do something. That’s not the way the Scriptures teach us to change. God has a system of change, and unlike the world’s system, it’s supposed to be effortless. People hear...
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Looking Forward to the ‘Post Pandemic’ World

Looking Forward to the ‘Post Pandemic’ World

The COVID-19 pandemic is just over a year old, and all of us are tired of the restrictions, the inconveniences, the grief and hardships brought on by this virus. This is not an abstraction; it has meant Christmas without family, weddings and birthdays not celebrated, travel postponed and friends who may never be seen again. Like yours, the OurSeniors.net family has been affected—we have made sacrifices and curtailed some activities like the popular Brunch and Learn programs we have sponsored for years. Take this opportunity to check out our next virtual program (March 26, 11 AM) by clicking on Talking Books for Persons with Disabilities. It is too soon to say that the pandemic is ending, but there are hopeful signs. America’s vaccine program is gathering speed, and this is especially important for seniors, the group most at risk from Covid-19 infection. If you have any doubt about taking this vaccine, please read our past article, “What You Should Know about...
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Our Newest Approved Vendor Specializes in Improving Posture

Our Newest Approved Vendor Specializes in Improving Posture

If doing simple tasks like walking, household chores, sitting or standing is a cause for pain or discomfort, you may have poor posture. As we age, gravity takes a toll on how we position our bodies and our muscles and tendons end up paying the price. Our Approved Vendor, Fitworks Perfect Posture, works with clients to get to the root issue of their pain. Stretching and muscle strengthen are some key methods they use after a full evaluation. Instead of popping things back into place like a chiropractor does, the team at Fitworks Perfect Posture uses natural methods and multiple sessions to fix the problem in the long term. Say goodbye to pain medications and expensive medical bills and say hello to a pain-free life! Now located in Debary, Florida and taking new clients virtually. Call Fitworks for a free virtual evaluation at 407-604-7070....
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Celebrating Women’s History Month with our Female ‘Amazing Seniors’

Celebrating Women’s History Month with our Female ‘Amazing Seniors’

With Women’s History Month almost over, we want to reflect on some of our female Amazing Seniors that have been included in our previous editions. These women are an inspiration to all from their grit and hard work to the way they nurture their families, communities and all who are around them. We are happy to be spotlighting Cheryl Jenkins, Barbara Andersen, Melanie LaJoie, Maria Chaviano, Mirta Ramos and Phyllis Lozeau, who have all walked through various situations in life but stayed strong and persevered. Cheryl Jenkins When we see others go through adversity and turn it into a positive, it always shows more about who that person is than anything else. Cheryl Jenkins went through hardship in a very short timeframe with a diagnosis of type-1 diabetes at 51 years old. During that time, her mother needed hospitalization and rehabilitation while being hundreds of miles away. Relocating an elderly person is no easy task and doing it mostly alone is even...
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What you need to know about kidney disease

What you need to know about kidney disease

Seniors are very much aware that many diseases become more common with increasing age. Conditions like heart disease, arthritis and Alzheimer’s comes quickly to mind, but many people do not think of kidney disease. This can develop at any age, but as we grow older, so do our kidneys, making seniors more vulnerable. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have estimated that more than half of seniors over 75 have some degree of kidney disease. Unfortunately, many do not know it. Often, kidney disease develops slowly, showing few symptoms. Many seniors do not realize they have it until the disease is advanced and the damage is irreparable. The Centers for Disease Control states that kidney disease kills more people than prostate or breast cancer. There are over 98,000 Americans on the national organ transplant waitlist waiting for a suitable donor kidney. This life-saving procedure is by far the most common transplant operation. Awareness of kidney disease, especially in seniors, is the first step...
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Make Sure You Don’t Fall for Any of These Scams

Make Sure You Don’t Fall for Any of These Scams

Seniors are frequent targets for unscrupulous “scam artists.” Scammers know that older people are likely to be more trusting and gracious than younger adults, and they are more likely to have assets like cash savings, real estate or good credit. In 2019, the Special Committee on Aging of the U.S. Senate estimated that American seniors lose $2.9 billion each year to financial scams. Many of these scam operations are run by criminals operating from foreign call centers, beyond the enforcement powers of American law enforcement and immune to prosecution. Nationwide, millions of our seniors are victimized each year by schemes involving lottery winnings, fake tax-due notices, fake tax return filings, bills for services never performed, and an endless range of other ways to cheat honest people. Not all of these schemes are aimed at wealthy or well-to-do seniors; scammers will gladly cheat any victim they can. Because they are often beyond the reach of American law enforcement, these crooks regard scamming...
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