Take the next step towards a healthier heart

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

  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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Pneumonia Vaccines – What’s New for Adults in 2020

Betty Chaffee/ January 15, 2020/ immunization, Self management, vaccines/ 0 comments

Vaccination against pneumonia is an important way to protect yourself from one of the most common life-threatening infections. Pneumonia affects people of every age, but is more serious for those at both ends of the age spectrum. It’s estimated that one million people will be hospitalized in the United States this year for pneumonia. Worse, it’s likely that 50,000 of the infections will end in death. Causes of pneumonia include

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Protect yourself from Shingles – get vaccinated!

Betty Chaffee/ January 9, 2020/ immunization, Self management, vaccines/ 5 comments

The new Shingles vaccine, Shingrix, has been in short supply for the past year. It’s starting to become more widely available, and the supply is expected to meet demand during 2020. If you’re 50 years of age or older and you haven’t been able to complete the two-shot series yet, or if you haven’t even thought about getting vaccinated, now’s the time to put it on your to-do list! What

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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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