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  • Medication Management – A Guide for Patients
    Medicine…… So many of us take it. 70% 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 need medicine to treat them. Medications are the …
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    Insulins Will Be More Affordable for Seniors in 2021!
    Insulin can be a lifesaving medication for people living with diabetes. It’s been around for a long time, but in recent years its cost has skyrocketed. Reasons for the price hikes are unclear to most experts, and likely are the result of many …
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    High-Dose Flu Vaccine in 2020
    If you or someone you love is 65 or older, you may be wondering about the high-dose flu vaccine. Who should get it? Is it really more effective than the regular flu shot? What do you do if it’s not available? Let’s take a look at who the …
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    CBD Oil – What are the Health Benefits?
    CBD (cannabidiol) is widely available, and is being used used by more and more people every day. But what is it useful for? Does it really work? And just as important, is it safe? In this third and final installment of our series on CBD we’ll …
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    CBD Products – What’s Really in that Container?
    CBD (cannabidiol) is gaining a lot of interest from consumers and health professionals alike. There are still many unanswered questions about it though, and this series of articles is designed to shed some light on the topic. The first article in …
  • 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 …
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    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 …
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    Dietary Supplements and Drug Interactions
    Dietary supplements are popular among adults in the United States.  About 75% of us take at least one supplement, and many of us take several. Dietary supplements are a big money-maker, too, with over $30 billion in revenue in 2019. We take …
  • 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 …
  • Stay up-to-date on Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Vaccinations are a routine part of preventative healthcare. Vaccinations decrease the chances that we’ll contract infectious diseases, or that we’ll suffer critical illness if we do. We’re all hoping for a safe and effective …
  • 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 …
  • Keeping Bones Strong — Focus on Vitamin D Supplements
    Vitamin D is one of the most commonly used dietary supplements. But what does it do? And who really needs to take supplements? Let’s talk about how vitamin D works, how much you need to stay healthy, and whether dietary sources can meet your …
  • Answers to Common Questions about Calcium Supplements
      One dietary supplement that people frequently use is calcium. Some of the most common questions I’ve had from patients involve calcium supplements. Who should take them? What’s the right dose? And there are some common …
  • Heart-healthy recipe to help you get through social distancing
      Greetings, everyone! I hope that this post finds you and your families doing well during these challenging times. Believe me, I understand the frustration, worries, and other emotions that many of us are experiencing. Therefore, I thought I would …
  • Our commitment to your health – discounted services through April.
    Your health is our priority! BetterMyMeds is committed to giving you the information and advice you need to get the best health outcomes from your medications. Many of us are isolated and anxious due to the COVID-19 crisis. Doctors’ offices are …
  • Seven ways your pharmacist can help you through these challenging times
      Note: This article was co-written by Betty Chaffee and Alan Tanabe. Greetings everyone! With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation remaining dynamic and dominating the news, we are all experiencing changes in our daily lives. Some of us have …
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    Community Pharmacies and the COVID-19 Crisis
    Yep, we’re “socially distancing” ourselves to slow the spread of COVID-19. No trips to the fitness center, no worship services at churches, no school for children, teens, or young adults. Can’t go out for dinner, or enjoy a …
  • Update on COVID-19 — the Novel Coronavirus
      News is changing quickly when it comes to the novel coronavirus that was identified late last year. As a matter of fact, just three days after our first article on this subject was published, a public health emergency was declared in the …
  • Take the next step towards a healthier heart
      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 …
  • What We Can Learn From the Coronavirus News
    Greetings, everybody!   It is likely that most of us have at least heard some of news regarding the coronavirus outbreak. At the time of writing this post, there have been three suspected cases of coronavirus in Washtenaw County.   **UPDATE – …
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    Pneumonia Vaccines – What’s New for Adults in 2020
    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 …
  • Protect yourself from Shingles – get vaccinated!
    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 …