Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

Disposal of Unneeded Meds – Liquids and Other Hard-to-Dispose-of Items

We’ve talked in previous posts about safe and secure disposal of medications. Why it’s important, and how and where it can be done. Several BetterMyMeds readers and event participants have pointed out that it can be tough to dispose of certain types of medications. Liquid medications, and injectables in glass vials are good examples. Controlled substances, like morphine and valium, can be a problem, too. And the rules around how

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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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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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