Seniors' Health

Bronson South Haven Internal Medicine

At Bronson South Haven Internal Medicine, we specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and chronic illnesses affecting adults and seniors.  We're here to help you maintain good health and get quick treatment when you're sick. We're accepting new patients. Call (269) 639-2777 to schedule an appointment. Visit www.bronsonsouthhaven.com to learn more. 

 
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Rising Rx Drug Costs Continue to Create Tough Choices for Seniors

WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A solid minority of senior citizens still struggles to afford their prescription medications, a new government report shows.

About 5% of adults 65 and older don't take their medication as prescribed to cut costs, according to survey data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Anger a Threat to Health in Old Age

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 -- The loss of loved ones can hit the elderly particularly hard, but a new study suggests it's anger, and not sadness, that may damage the aging body more.

Anger can increase inflammation, which is linked with conditions such as heart disease, cancer and arthritis, the researchers said.

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Quick Test Helps Predict Hospital Readmission Risk After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 -- For elderly heart attack survivors, how well they perform on a simple mobility test could help predict whether they will be back in the hospital within a month, researchers say.

Nearly one in five of these heart patients are readmitted with complications such as heart failure, bleeding or irregular heart beat within 30 days after leaving the hospital.

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