How Well Do You Really Know Your Medications?

Greetings, everybody! I hope this post finds you staying healthy and doing well. The ChallengeI have a challenge for you. Without looking at a prepared list or the vials, tell me the names and doses of each of your medications, along with the prescribed instructions, and what each medication is being used for. This includes any over-the-counter (OTC) products, vitamins, and/or supplements. Now I don’t want you to type the

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CBD – So Many Questions, So Few Answers

CBD – So Many Questions, So Few Answers

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a popular newcomer to the healthcare marketplace. You’ve probably seen advertisements on the windows of retailers of all kinds, random text messages, pop-ups on websites. You can purchase it at a variety of local stores and from internet retailers. But how did CBD get SO popular, SO quickly? And what do we really know (and not know) about it? This will be the first in a

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Dietary Supplements and Drug Interactions

Dietary Supplements and Drug Interactions

Dietary supplements are popular among adults in the United States.  About 75% of us take at least one supplement, and many of us take several. Dietary supplements are a big money-maker, too, with over $30 billion in revenue in 2019. We take supplements for a variety of reasons, from doctors’ recommendations to persuasive advertisements, and everything in between. We’ve talked in past articles about the looser regulations for supplements compared

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Medication Adherence – How it Affects Your Health

Medication Adherence – How it Affects Your Health

Have you ever heard of the term “adherence” when it comes to taking medications? Medication adherence means taking medications correctly, the way they were prescribed. Research shows that nearly half of us don’t take our medications as they were prescribed. Sometimes it’s on purpose, sometimes not. But either way, a medication can’t improve health if it’s not taken as prescribed. How does medication adherence affect you? Why is adherence to

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