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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B-Complex Vitamins and Nerve Pain

B-Complex Vitamins and Nerve Pain

Nerve pain, especially in the legs, feet, and hands, is common among adults in the United States. Also called peripheral neuropathy, it affects up to 30% of adults, and nearly 10% of those over age 65. There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including: diabetes vitamin deficiencies trauma Infection immune diseases medications or chemicals If you or someone you love has nerve pain, you know it can interfere with daily

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The Importance of Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Strength

The Importance of Calcium and Vitamin D for Bone Strength

Calcium and vitamin D are essential for maintaining bone strength. From children all the way on up to the elderly, these vitamins and minerals are important for health. But I’ve found that there’s a fair amount of misunderstanding about just HOW important they are. You’ll find more detail about calcium and vitamin D in some of my previous posts, but here’s a brief refresher. We tend to focus on the

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