Focusing on those with the highest risk of vision problems — as well as sensitivity to costs — could help improve eye care decisions for people over 50,
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Younger stroke survivors are having less trouble paying for medications that can stave off a second stroke, thanks to ACA and expanded Medicaid.
Making patients’ medication costs more affordable helps ensure compliance, a new review shows. And the investment can avoid costlier care in the future.
States must guide doctors in their new role certifying which patients are too sick to work or require caregivers, and take into account factors that could impact employability.
Patients in their late teens and 20s had the highest risk of persistent use if they received opioids around the time of their extraction, a new study finds.
Many Americans over 50 favor limits on painkiller prescribing, and those who receive prescriptions need more counseling about risks and safe disposal options.