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Study: Sodium phosphate enemas can be dangerous in the elderly

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Sodium phosphate enemas, which are commonly used to relieve constipation, can cause kidney failure and even death in elderly individuals, a new study finds.

Summer tips for seniors: Stay in air conditioning, drink plenty of water

Summer can be dangerous for elderly and frail individuals, who are especially prone to heat-related injuries. But taking certain precautions can reduce these risks.

What to do with unused meds

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There is more and more talk in state legislatures of finding new ways to dispose of unused medications at healthcare facilities. This is an idea whose time has come.