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

The Latest Evidence Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Greetings, everybody! Collectively, we have been through a lot since the first confirmed case of COVID-19. We have seen peaks and valleys in reported cases, hospitalization rates, and deaths. We have seen variants and sub-variants of the initial virus. Additionally, we have seen proposed treatments, ranging from those with poor evidence, to newer treatments that at times, pharmacies have difficulty keeping in stock. However, one “cliche” that has long existed

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Is Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor Reliable?

Is Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor Reliable?

Nearly half of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Many monitor their blood pressure at home. If you use a home blood pressure (HBP) monitor, you’re already doing a great job taking care of your health. But are you sure your monitor is giving you reliable results? It’s important to care for your monitor, too. They don’t last forever. Inaccurate results can cause you to worry needlessly,

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Disposal of unneeded medicine keeps everyone safe!

Disposal of unneeded medicine keeps everyone safe!

  Saturday, April 30, 2022, is National Drug Take-Back Day. Seems like there’s a National Day for just about every activity, doesn’t it? But honestly, every person who takes any kind of medicine should pay attention. Drug disposal is serious business — it’s all about keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm. Let’s talk about why it’s so important. Prevention of abuse and addiction The government Drug Enforcement

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Another New Pneumonia Vaccine? Nope. Two.

Another New Pneumonia Vaccine? Nope. Two.

Pneumonia vaccines have been in use for years. And they’re very effective at preventing serious illness in people of all ages. But just when we think we’re on top of the best way to vaccinate, experts find new information and change the game. Recommendations for the best use of vaccines of all types change now and then. Guidelines for pneumonia vaccines have already changed in recent years. In 2014, pneumonia

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