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House Call: Assisting seniors aging in place

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

One of the many challenges older adults face as they age and inevitably start to fail to cope with daily living is how and where to get help to maintain functional independence. I’ve been navigating this challenge personally with several declining family members in the past year.

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Marijuana financing is loosening up

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

Marijuana companies have long faced high prices to raise debt financing, but a pair of recent bond offerings show that terms are improving even as banks largely shun the industry. Trulieve Cannabis recently raised $350 million by issuing a five-year secured bond.
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People’s Pharmacy: COVID-19 vaccine vanquishes persistent wart

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

I had a wart on my left ring finger for many years. It never really bothered me and wasn't visible being on the side next to the middle finger. When it got big, I would pare it down with tiny scissors. I was so used to it being there that I didn't notice right away that it had gone away.
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FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 13, 2021

Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips.
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Flu’s return will shape the pandemic’s impact in coming months

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 6, 2021

As countries from Italy to Canada lift restrictions, travel resumes and colder temperatures set in, influenza will probably start circulating, as well. That's after measures to thwart COVID-19 such as masks and ventilation kept the flu at bay for the past year and a half.
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People’s Pharmacy: Lactose hiding in pills causes gas

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 6, 2021

You recently wrote about foods that cause flatulence. Folks should know that many pills contain lactose as a filler. Even though it may be a tiny amount in each pill, for the lactose-intolerant, this is a repeated small insult to the digestive tract.