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7 Tips for Managing Your Medication – July 2023

It happens to everyone. You forget to take your medicine at the right time, or don’t remember to take it at all. It may not sound like a big deal, but it may be if it happens too often. Taking your medications as prescribed is one of the most important things you can do to…

How to Care for Someone With Dementia – June 2023

Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging. That’s because dementia doesn’t just lead people to be forgetful. They may also have trouble with speaking, understanding written and spoken language, problem solving, and paying attention. As a result, they may have trouble carrying out basic daily tasks, like cooking, cleaning, bathing, or taking medication. People…

Mental Health and Teens: What You Need to Know – May 2023

You may think your teen’s mental health is okay, but some teens with mental health issues may be struggling silently, unsure of how to reach out for help. In 2019, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared mental health problems facing teens and children a national emergency that requires action and treatment. And suicide is…

Why You Should Get Rid of Leftover Medication – April 2023

Take a look at your medicine cabinet — or any place you store your medications and supplements. You probably have at least one medication or supplement that is past its expiry date or is no longer needed. It is past time that you got rid of them. Here is why — and how — you…

Why You Need an Asthma Action Plan – March 2023

If you or your child has asthma, you may worry symptoms will flare up without warning. But you don’t have to live your life in fear. Your healthcare provider can help you develop an asthma management plan, also known as an Asthma Action Plan. This is a set of written rules to help you prevent…

What Health Conditions Impact Heart Health? – February 2023

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 34 seconds one person dies from heart disease, and it is responsible for one in five deaths each year. Heart disease is not only about high blood pressure or…

Are You Getting Enough Protein? – January 2023

It’s no secret that protein is important. Since protein is found in so many everyday foods, most people eat plenty of it without having to rely on supplements like protein powders and protein-packed snack bars. Learn more about the importance of protein, how to know if you’re getting enough — and what to do if…

Top Tips for Keeping Your Pet Healthy – December 2022

Pets are more than four-legged creatures who share our homes. They’re part of the family. And as family, you want to make sure they stay healthy. These tips will help you keep your fur babies healthy and happy year-round. Schedule yearly checkups Pets can’t say how they’re feeling. That’s why you need a yearly vet…

How to Screen for Diabetes – November 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 37 million Americans are living with diabetes. With diabetes, your body stops making — or becomes resistant to — insulin, the hormone the body needs to effectively use glucose. In people with diabetes, glucose builds up in the blood. Over time, this can…

What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D for 2023 – October 2022

Prescription drug costs can be a significant problem for older adults. According to a 2019 report published by the CDC, more than 88% of adults 65+ take at least one prescription drug per month — and almost 42% take five or more prescription drugs monthly. If you are Medicare eligible or will be soon, it’s…