Rethink the Drink

There are a lot of changes that happen with age, and some of them, like physical pain, loss of mobility, and loneliness can lead to alcohol misuse. As people age, they become more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. Over time, someone’s drinking habits may become a problem. Older adults who drink may be at a higher risk for falls or other injuries. And alcohol can make some health problems worse, including diabetes, high blood…

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At risk for Diabetes? Take this quick test.

Diabetes affects 22 million people in the U.S.—are you one of them? Tuesday, March 22 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day, and it’s a great time to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you’re at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a disease where blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults. Many people with diabetes don’t know that they have it, but …

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One Time Passwords for EPCS/DEA Prescription Orders

ADL Data has added Onetime Passwords to their Electronic Prescribing software. This allows physicians to electronically sign electronic Rx Orders for Prescriptions and DEA medications. The passwords are generated on a Hybrid PKI/OTP Token (Fob) that supports both password display and USB connection. A one-time password (OTP) is a password that is valid for only one login session or transaction, on a computer system or other digital device. OTPs avoid a number of shortcomings that…

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5 Ways to Become an Informed Medicare Consumer

Each day, you make important choices about your finances, health, privacy, and more. During National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), March 6–12, 2016, non-profit organizations and government agencies can help you take advantage of your rights and make better-informed choices. There are 5 things you can do to become an informed Medicare consumer: Know your rights. As a person with Medicare, you have certain rights and protections designed to help protect you and make sure you get…

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