Health

Want to cut down on your meds? Your pharmacist can help.

Pharmacists are pivotal in the process of deprescribing risky medications in seniors, leading many to stop taking unnecessary sleeping pills, anti-inflammatories and other drugs, a new Canadian study has found.

Health

Sound advice for a sound sleep

(HealthDay)—Insomnia affects up to 15 percent of Americans, but sleeping pills aren't the only—or the best—answer. A good sleep routine, exercise and mindfulness are all options to get the restorative sleep you need.

Cardiology

Sleeping pills increase CV events in heart failure patients

Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by 8-fold, according to research from Japan. The study was presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, ...

Health

Seniors and sleeping pills: Empowered patients choose wisely

The US Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act encourages patients to act as their own advocates for reducing unnecessary prescriptions that increase the risk of harm. The American Board of Internal Medicine Choosing ...

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