Well, here comes 2022! A lot has changed over the past two years. And if we’re honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that lots was changing even before that. But the changes really accelerated in early 2020 and, for many of us, life feels different now. Some of us feel mostly loss —  lost connections with people we love, lost or changed jobs, profound loneliness. But others may look at change

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Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medication Management – A Guide for Patients

Medicine…… So many of us find ourselves taking medicine. Almost three-quarters of Americans take at least one medication, and 20% of us take five or more. The older we get, the more likely we are to have health problems. And medications are the mainstay of treatment for chronic health problems like heart disease and diabetes. That’s because so much research shows they work well to keep people with health problems

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Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

Deprescribing — An Important Part of Healthcare

If you’ve been a reader of this blog you’ve probably seen the phrase “getting the best value out of your medications.” That means not only making sure your medications are doing their job, but also taking a hard look at medications you might not need anymore. I’m a firm believer in using only medications that actually improve health. And a medication that was important for you a decade ago may

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BetterMyMeds — What’s in it for YOU?

BetterMyMeds — What’s in it for YOU?

You’ve been reading these blog posts for some time now. Thank you! But many of you don’t really know exactly what BetterMyMeds is. Why I, as a pharmacist, founded this business, or what value it adds to health care. Your health care, specifically. What does “BetterMyMeds” mean? My husband, Bruce, also a pharmacist, actually came up with that name. And it’s perfect. So many of us take medications to improve

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