CBD for Seniors

Health deterioration is an almost unavoidable part of the aging process, often leading many seniors to turn to a variety of pharmaceutical drugs with complicated side effects. Many senior citizens are instead turning to CBD (cannabidiol) and are discovering its positive effects on their overall wellness and vitality. Here are just a few of the common ways seniors can benefit from CBD: JOINT SWELLING AND GENERAL PAIN RELIEF Most seniors will at some point deal

First Rule of Medicine – DO NO HARM

Every year, more than 8.6 million adverse drug events are reported in the US. 2.2 million of them are Severe. When seeing a doctor for a certain health condition or concern, you’re often prescribed medication — and many times, multiple medications. We live in an age where “There is a pill for everything”. Finding the right drug or drugs for your condition is essential — but why do some drugs work well, and others do

Brain and Input and a New Concept in Medicine

There’s a new concept and it’s available to all. It’s called Functional Medicine. It deals with prevention of chronic disease rather than removing or covering symptoms once they arise. Our culture is experiencing an increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. With Functional Medicine, you can start reversing these diseases and enabling your body to heal

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia

It’s very difficult when your loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia because there are so many questions surrounding that news. And now you find yourself in the position of caregiver which can be difficult and overwhelming especially if you’re still working and have a family. One of the most important things to remember is you’re not alone. In 2017, 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia’s provided an estimated

The Use and Mis-Use of Antibiotics

The long standing, overuse of antibiotics has led to an alarming rate of prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria, such as, (MRSA) Methylcillian Resistant Staph Aureus and (VRE) Vancomyacin Resistant Enterococcus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than half of all antibiotics prescribed are not necessary.  Antibiotics do not treat viruses, such as, colds and flu.  Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. Antimicrobial stewardship programs promote the appropriate use of antibiotics, improves patient

Senior Charity Care Foundation Helps Low-Income Seniors

Established in 2011, Senior Charity Care Foundation (SCCF) is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping low-income seniors get access to healthcare not covered in full by Medicare or Medicaid including dental care/dentures, hearing aids, eye glasses, durable medical equipment and alternative healthcare therapies like acupuncture. We currently serve seniors living along the Wasatch Front (Salt Lake, Weber, Davis and Utah Counties) but are working to expand to other areas in the state within the next