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Posts on Medication

Minding Your Meds

Taking medications just as your doctor orders is essential.

Did you know that 50 percent of patients fail to take their medications as prescribed by their doctor and that about 20 percent of the prescriptions doctors write aren’t filled?

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Mind Your Meds

Did you know that 50 percent of patients fail to take their medications as prescribed by their doctor and that about 20 percent of the prescriptions doctors write aren’t filled? 

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Easy Ways to Prevent Falls

Simple Tips to Prevent Falls

Each year, thousands of older men and women are disabled, sometimes permanently, by falls that result in broken bones or trauma. Yet small changes in homes and lifestyles can help.

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Use Medications Safely

Are you among the U.S. adults who take at least one medication or those who take five or more? 

Experts call them “adverse drug events”—when someone has been harmed by a medicine—and they’re a serious public health problem. These mishaps account for an estimated 1 million visits to U.S. emergency departments each year and 125,000 hospitalizations. To help you use your medications safely, here are a few simple tips:

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Generic vs. Brand Name Drugs

Have you ever seen the words “generic” on the label of a prescription pill bottle? Or seen boxes of pain relievers that show the logo of the grocery store instead of the popular brand? Are you curious about whether these plain-vanilla products are viable alternatives to their fancier brand name counterparts?

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