Study: Sodium phosphate enemas can be dangerous in the elderly


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


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.