About Betty Chaffee

Betty Chaffee, PharmD, is owner and sole proprietor of BetterMyMeds, a Medication Management service devoted to helping people get the maximum benefit from their medications.

Protecting your skin from sun damage

Protecting your skin from sun damage

You may remember that the safety of sunscreens was called into question by the FDA in 2019. Research that had been recently published showed that ingredients from commonly used sunscreens were absorbed into the bloodstream in those who used it regularly. And some of those ingredients had no good evidence showing they were safe when absorbed into the bloodstream. Many of us were left wondering how to protect our skin

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Adventure in Greece!

Adventure in Greece!

You may (nor may not) have noticed that it’s been a while since I published a blog post. In case you were wondering if I’d decided to stop posting altogether, I thought I’d tell you what’s been keeping me out of the office. It has been over 30 years since my husband, Bruce, and I have been out of the country. (Well, except for Canada last fall when we drove

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Tick Bite Season is Here — What You Need to Know

Tick Bite Season is Here — What You Need to Know

It’s early in the tick season, but I’ve already been bitten. It seems to have happened while gardening several days before I realized it, too. Worse, I didn’t know what it was it til I tugged at something I couldn’t see, and off came the guy at the right (well, or girl). Knowing that ticks sometimes carry Lyme disease (or other infections), I suspected that my doctor would want to

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Managing your meds can be easier — your pharmacist is the key!

Managing your meds can be easier — your pharmacist is the key!

Medication Management is the way to get the best value, and the best health outcomes, from your medications. In the first four posts of 2024 we talked about your role in managing your medications. I hope you learned a few new things that might make your life easier, or your health better in coming months and years. But in reality, medication management is a team effort. So this final post

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