Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medicine…… So many of us find ourselves taking medicine. Almost three-quarters 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 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 problems

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The Latest Evidence Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines, Including the New Vaccines

The Latest Evidence Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines, Including the New Vaccines

Greetings, everybody! You may recognize some of the information in this post. Don’t worry, you’re not having deja-vu. At the time of the original posting of this article, it did contain the latest information. However, as expected, the information has changed. Therefore, read on to learn the LATEST, latest evidence about the newest COVID-19 vaccines, and what they mean to your health! Collectively, we have been through a lot since

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Physical Activity Can Limit Your Need for Medications

Physical Activity Can Limit Your Need for Medications

Many patients come to Better My Meds for help because they don’t want to take so many medications. It’s true that many common health problems like osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, mood disorders, and others are usually treated with medications. And medications can pile up as we get older. But there’s another effective treatment for all these health problems and more — regular physical activity! It may be hard to believe,

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Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

We’ve talked in previous posts about safe and secure disposal of medications. Why it’s important, and how and where it can be done. Several BetterMyMeds readers and event participants have pointed out that it can be tough to dispose of certain types of medications. Liquid medications, and injectables in glass vials are good examples. Controlled substances, like morphine and valium, can be a problem, too. And the rules around how

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Collagen Supplements — the Good, the Bad, and the In-Between

Collagen Supplements — the Good, the Bad, and the In-Between

Somehow I missed the collagen boat. Collagen supplements have become more and more popular over recent years, but it’s only the last couple of months that I’ve had questions about them from readers. They’re marketed to do everything from keeping skin looking younger to relieving the pain of osteoarthritis, and lots in between. What is collagen? What are its health benefits? Should we all be taking collagen supplements? Well, let’s

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