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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CBD – So Many Questions, So Few Answers

CBD – So Many Questions, So Few Answers

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a popular newcomer to the healthcare marketplace. You’ve probably seen advertisements on the windows of retailers of all kinds, random text messages, pop-ups on websites. You can purchase it at a variety of local stores and from internet retailers. But how did CBD get SO popular, SO quickly? And what do we really know (and not know) about it? This will be the first in a

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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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Exercise and Bone Health

Exercise and Bone Health

Bone health is important. Healthy, strong bones allow us to stay active, both physically and socially. We can go about our daily business with little fear of injury. But when bones weaken and become fragile (a health condition called osteoporosis), the risk of fractures increases.  The most common fractures in those with osteoporosis tend to occur in the hips and spine. Hip fractures often require surgery and hospital stays; spine fractures

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