Jeannette Yeznach Wick, a longtime writer for Pharmacy Times, is the author of Pharmacy Practice in an Aging Society, recently published by Pharmaceutical Products Press, an imprint of Haworth Press Inc. Accompanied by an Instructor's Manual, the book includes chapters on the graying landscape, the challenge of disease in the elderly, communicating with elders, and exercise and aging. Other topics covered are addiction, elder abuse, sexuality, stress, lost minds, and death, the great equalizer. In the book's Foreword, Dorothy L. Smith, PharmD, writes that the author "confronts the different types of problems that people have with their medications as they age and recommends ways that pharmacists can provide better pharmaceutical care. She is very sensitive to the ethical and communication needs of the elderly and provides pharmacists with insightful techniques that can be used so elderly patients will feel respected but at the same time be given the medication information and care they need."
One study linked multiple pregnancies to an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, and another investigated the association between premature delivery and cardiovascular disease.
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