How to Get at the Roots of Memory Slips, from the June 2015 Harvard Men’s Health Watch



Memory slips? Consider these seven common causes of forgetfulness

Age-related forgetfulness, although annoying, is common and essentially harmless. Nevertheless, pinpointing its exact cause isn’t always easy. But according to the June 2015 Harvard Men’s Health Watch, asking some simple questions can reveal some of the reversible causes of memory problems and provide the basis for a helpful conversation with a doctor.

“Having an honest discussion about memory and getting tested may help open up discussions about other areas of health too,” says Dr. David Hsu, a geriatric psychiatrist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

After middle age, many people start to worry that simple forgetfulness may be the harbinger of Alzheimer’s disease. But sometimes the causes are more mundane. They include fatigue from an unrecognized medical condition, the effects of sedating medications, lack of good-quality sleep or regular exercise, and the effects of chronic stress.

Dr. Hsu notes that a perceived change in memory performance may simply be due to a slight slowdown in thinking speed that comes with aging. “Remembering takes a little more time, but this is entirely normal,” Dr. Hsu says. Getting frustrated with memory slips won’t make them stop; actually, it could make it harder to remember things.

Read the full-length article: “What’s causing your memory slips?”

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PharmMD New Hires, Medication Therapy Management Success Drives Demand


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) June 08, 2015

PharmMD, market innovator for Part D Star Solutions and Medication Therapy Management, announced new hires amid continued growth of the company. PharmMD CEO Robert Yeager confirmed today the appointment of Lindy Hansen as Account Executive, Client Engagement; Rachel Howard as Manager, Human Resources; Tiffany Kidder as Coordinator, Sales & Marketing; and Theresa Elworth as Director of Quality Assurance, Amber Dillard as Senior Quality Analyst and Court Fletcher as SQL Developer, Infrastructure.

We are delighted to welcome these quality new team members on-board during this accelerating growth period at PharmMD, explains Yeager. Their expertise and skill sets are well matched with our goals for the new positions and we are confident they will enhance PharmMDs impact during this exciting time for our company.

Hansen has over 6 years of healthcare experience and joins PharmMD from Cardinal Health where she has served as Implementation Consultant. She has led more than 250 implementations and managed the orientation process and relationship management of new clients and existing clients while collaborating with internal and external partners to deliver client requirements. Hansen holds a BS in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University.

Howard has over 10 years of experience in the Human Resources field, most recently as a contract Recruiter with Brookdale Senior Living and prior to that as Human Resource Manager at Aegis Sciences Corporation. She led the entire Human Resource function at Aegis Sciences Corporation, including Recruitment, Benefits, Team Member Relations, Compensation Review, and Policy and Procedure Administration. Howard holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana and a MA in Human Resources from Lipscomb University.

Kidder has interned at PharmMD since August 2014 while participating in the Nashville Fellows Program, a nine-month leadership development and community service fellowship. She has led and coordinated multiple marketing projects during her internship and will begin full-time at PharmMD after graduation from the Nashville Fellows Program in May 2015. Kidder holds a BA in Corporate Communications and Marketing from Taylor University.

Elworth joins PharmMD from DaVita where she served as Senior Lead Quailty Assurance Analyst. She served on multiple projects to include Electronic Health Records, Test Data Management, De-Id Data Masking, Electronic Prescription Service, and Mobile Physician Portal. Prior to her work at DaVita, Elworth worked at HealthSpring as a Contract Implementation and Test Manager. Elworth holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas-Dallas and a MA in International Relations from Creighton University.

Dillard comes to PharmMD from Navitus Health Solutions where she served as an Enrollment Analyst. She performed QA on multiple systems and procedures including enrollment submissions, reconciliations, fulfillment, and print vendor work flows. Dillard holds extensive knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid guidelines, laws, and regulations.

Fletcher has nearly 5 years of SQL development experience. He joins PharmMD from Value Payment Systems, LLC where he served as a SSRS Analyst and SQL Developer. Fletcher has held previous developing roles at FleetOne, Magazines.com, and Healthcare Productivity Automation and holds a BS in Finance and Aviation from Louisiana Tech University.

About PharmMD: For Health Plans or Self-Insured Employers that want to measurably improve member and employee health, PharmMD is the proven choice for pharmacy quality solutions. Founded by healthcare and pharmacy innovators, PharmMDs outcomes-driven reporting, priority on personal touch, and scalable network are backed by performance-based pricing that guarantees fast results for Part D Star Rating improvement and the most effective Medication Therapy Management. For more information, go to http://www.pharmmd.com







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Researchers from Boston University Believe Coffee May Help Fight Gum Disease and Increasing Benefits With Tylers Coffee

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Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? That is the question researchers at Boston Univ. Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine explored in a study published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

This is the first long-term study of its kind that has investigated the association between coffee consumption and periodontal disease in humans, Ng added.

The study was conducted by researchers at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine scientists. They used data from 1,152 men in the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study (DLS).

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We found that coffee consumption did not have an adverse effect on periodontal health, and, instead, may have protective effects against periodontal disease, said Nathan Ng of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, lead author of the study.

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