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Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and it’s as good a time as any to reflect on what hearing means for you, your loved ones and those around you.

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Elder Abuse

While all 50 states in the US have some type of law against elder abuse, the problem still exists. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), about ten percent of people aged 60 and above have experienced elder abuse in some form, and “elders who have been abused have a 300% higher risk of death when compared to those who have not been mistreated.”

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Vaccines: Not just for kids

In 1952, there were around 58,000 reported cases of polio in the Unites States. There were 3,000 deaths due to the disease, which can cause back and/or neck pain and stiffness, fever, headache, muscle weakness or tenderness and, in rare cases, even paralysis and death, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Medication Errors

Here are five simple tips to help reduce mediation errors:

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