Medication Adherence – How it Affects Your Health

Betty Chaffee/ June 24, 2020/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Self management, Taking medicine as prescribed/ 2 comments

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

Alan Tanabe/ March 28, 2020/ Coronavirus, COVID-19, Medication Management/ 3 comments

  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

Alan Tanabe/ February 11, 2020/ Medication Management, Medication Therapy Management, Self management/ 0 comments

  Image from 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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Give the Gift of Better Health this Holiday Season!

Betty Chaffee/ December 13, 2019/ Medication Management, Personalized Medicine, Self management/ 2 comments

Do you have someone on your holiday gift list that’s hard to buy for? Most of us have people on our gift list who seem to have everything. We spend a fair amount of time trying to find something to give that would be meaningful, fun, or different. We want our gifts to make a difference to these special people in our lives. How about giving a gift that will

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