Aspirin: The Little Pill that Could

Aspirin has been considered an excellent over-the-counter remedy for everything from headaches to colds to relieving sore muscles. There is evidence, though, that these common, ubiquitous pills pack a serious health punch. In many ways an aspirin is the little pill that could.   For example, infectious diseases like pneumonia are not always thought of […]

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Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly: Prevalence, Symptoms, and How to Help

Prescription drug abuse is a serious issue among Americans. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 52 million people have used prescription drugs for reasons other than medication at least once. This phenomenon typically affects the younger population—1 in 12 high school seniors reported abusing Vicodin, a powerful prescription pain medicine, in the […]

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