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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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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Seven ways your pharmacist can help you through these challenging times

  Note: This article was co-written by Betty Chaffee and Alan Tanabe. Greetings everyone! With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation remaining dynamic and dominating the news, we are all experiencing changes in our daily lives. Some of us have been instructed to work at home. Others may continue to go to work, but may have concerns about exposure to illness.  Classes have been canceled in schools, which may create challenges regarding

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Take the next step towards a healthier heart

  Image from depositphotos.com Greetings, everybody. I hope this article is finding you doing well. At this time, we are just past the halfway point through winter. During the colder and gray months, it can be more difficult to stay motivated to take the steps to maintain or improve your heart health, such as staying physically active and eating a healthier diet. However, February is American Heart Month, so we’re

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