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The Family Health Council provides information on the use of medications for



The Family Health Council provides information on the use of medications for

As many people age, they face health problems that may need to be treated with regular use of medications. And with normal body changes caused by aging, the likelihood of potential drug problems increases for many older people. With this in mind, the Council on Family Health (CFH) has updated Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults - your educational guide for seniors on the safe and responsible use of medications. Department of Health and Human Services.

The new publication will be available for the first time at the 2004 Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging, April 14-17, in San Francisco, California.

Medicines and You, first published by CFH in 1991, provides practical information for older adults on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The educational guide provides information on drug interactions, tips for speaking with healthcare professionals, and ways that seniors can help lower their drug costs. The 17-page guide also includes "My Medicine Record," a chart in which seniors can list the medications they take and other important health information.

Knowledge and good communication between older adults and their health professionals can help avoid problems with medications," she adds.

Donovan urges, "Know your medications. Read drug labels and package inserts and follow directions. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or other healthcare professionals."

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