Category Archives: Self management

Alcohol’s effects on chronic disease — Good or Bad?

Betty Chaffee/ April 16, 2019/ Self management/ 2 comments

The last article in our three-part series observing National Alcohol Awareness month, like the second, will focus on the majority of folks out there who, when they drink alcohol, drink in moderation. An accepted definition of “moderate drinking” is less than two standard drinks per day for women or less than three for men.  There’s been a fair amount of research on the effects of alcohol on chronic disease, including

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Personalized and Expert Health Advice — From Your Pharmacist!

Betty Chaffee/ February 4, 2019/ Medication Management, Self management/ 2 comments

Did you know that pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare providers? Pharmacies are often open six or seven days a week, and most maintain hours that make them available to nearly everyone. Appointments aren’t needed for most services and products provided by pharmacists and their well-trained staff members. Not only that, but of all the professionals on your healthcare team, pharmacists are known as the Medication Experts. Pharmacists graduate with

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New Year – New Goals. Let Your Pharmacist Help You.

Alan Tanabe/ January 8, 2019/ Medication Management, Self management/ 2 comments

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope that the new year has started well for everyone. New Year’s Resolutions With the arrival of a new year comes the age-old practice of making resolutions. “I will lose weight this year.” “I will quit smoking this year.” “I will exercise one hour everyday this year.” “I will get my diabetes/blood pressure/asthma under control this year.” Of course, not everybody makes new year’s resolutions,

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Insomnia – a common problem

Betty Chaffee/ December 11, 2018/ Medication Management, Self management/ 1 comments

  DON’T YOU WISH YOU COULD ALWAYS SLEEP SOUNDLY?  In any position, any place, for as long as you needed, with nothing to bother you? Some of my favorite photos are of my labrador retriever sleeping in odd positions, odd places, and at any time of day (or sometimes, practically ALL day). But too often sleep doesn’t come that easily. And when that happens, we often feel more like this:

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