Do You Know Your Prediabetes Risk?

Do You Know Your Prediabetes Risk?

Diabetes is a common health concern. In fact, about 10% of the US population has diabetes. And it’s estimated that about a third of US adults over 18 and nearly half of those over 65 have prediabetes. What’s more, over 75% of those with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. You may have heard that diabetes can cause serious health problems over time. It can affect heart function, eyesight,

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Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems and need medicine to treat them. Medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with health

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Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

If you’ve been a reader of this blog you’ve probably seen the phrase “getting the best value out of your medications.” That means not only making sure your medications are doing their job, but also taking a hard look at medications you might not need anymore. I’m a firm believer in using only medications that actually improve health. And a medication that was important for you a decade ago may

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