Monthly Archive: September 2016

Just Keep Moving!

With age, there are tendencies to decrease activity levels. This can lead to poorer qualities of life during the golden years. Maintaining an active lifestyle has been proven to lead to better health outcomes.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports “only 1 in 4 adults over the age of 50 engage in …

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4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the 4 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults this week. This consumer update addresses four key points to help people better manage their health in regards to medication intake.

Number 1-Establish an open dialog with your physician/physicians. This is critical for a variety of reasons. First, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/09/23/4-medication-safety-tips-for-older-adults/

Home Blinds…inspect yours to ensure your child’s safety

Children can easily become strangled if they become entangled in the unsafe window blind cords. After years of under-reporting and outcries from families that have experienced an injury or death of a child due to window blinds, you can now receive a FREE retrofit kit. Yes, FREE! The Window Covering Safety Council urges …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/fycs/2016/09/02/home-blindsinspect-yours-to-ensure-your-childs-safety/