What You Need to Know About Taking Pain Medication

It Can Be Beneficial but Be Aware of the Risks

Chronic pain is a common occurrence, especially if you suffer from diabetes, arthritis or another worsening health condition.  While medications may be effective in treating your pain, there can be many risks, especially if you are over 65. (more…)

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Road Hazards: High-Risk Medications

Are You Taking a High-Risk Medication? Here Is What You Should Know

As a pharmacist, I know the life-saving potential of every medication on the market.  But even the safest and most effective medications have some effect on your body beyond just its intended purpose. (more…)

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Making the Most of Your Doctors’ Visits

Playing an Active Role in Your Health

A visit to the doctor can sometimes mean spending more time in the waiting room than talking with your doctor. We all know how busy doctors are and, by the time your exam is finished, there may be little time for questions about your condition or the medications you are taking or being prescribed. Playing an active role in your health by being prepared for your visit can actually make it easier to ask the right questions about your diagnosis and medications. Here are some tips to help make the most of each visit. (more…)

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Vaccines: The Shots That Matter for Seniors

What You Need to Know About Vaccines and Your Medicare Plan

Are you getting the recommended vaccines you need as a senior? Many adults aren’t aware that they can also benefit from getting vaccinated; in fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), flu and pneumonia combined are the eighth leading cause of death among seniors 65 and older. Take action and protect your health by staying up to date on your vaccines.
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Getting to Know Your Medications

Tips for Avoiding Harmful Interactions and Tracking Your Medications

More than half of American Medicare beneficiaries take 5 or more prescription drugs on a regular basis. One in 4 take between 10 and 19 pills each day. It’s no wonder that harmful drug interactions are a major worry for many seniors. Managing so many medications can take a toll on both your health and your wallet. (more…)

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