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How to Improve Medication Safety at Home – April 2021

Medication safety means more than making sure your prescription has a safety cap or that the seal on a new bottle of an over-the-counter (OTC) drug is unbroken. What happens after you get those medications home can also make a difference in how they work and how you feel. Whether you take the occasional OTC…

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Vitamins – March 2021

When it comes to getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs, it’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. However, taking vitamins is a good insurance policy — a way to make sure that you’re not missing out on important nutrients, especially if you have a chronic medical condition or eat a restricted diet….

Creating a Heart-Healthy Diet – Feb 2021

What you eat impacts your heart health. The wrong diet can increase your risk of heart disease. A 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bad diets are linked to 45% of deaths from cardiometabolic diseases, heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, many Americans aren’t making choices…

Five Nutrition Myths Debunked – Jan 2021

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you’ve probably scoured the internet for tips. The problem is, there are so many nutrition myths out there. At best, they’ll tell you to restrict foods unnecessarily; at worst, they’ll recommend diets that are straight-up unhealthy. Here are some top nutrition myths to be wary of and what to…

Adults Need Vaccines Too. Here’s Which Ones. – DEC 2020

Most people know that kids need to get regular vaccines to stay healthy during childhood. But getting immunized is still important for adults — it’s just that the vaccines you need are a little different. Here are some key vaccines you should consider working into your wellness plan to protect yourself and others. Influenza For…

Understanding the Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes – Nov 2020

You’ve probably heard of diabetes, a chronic medical condition where the body can’t properly process glucose (a simple sugar) in the blood. What you may not know is that there are two distinct types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with one of these…

What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D for 2021 – Oct 2020

Prescription drug costs can be a significant problem for older adults. According to a 2018 report published by the CDC, more than 87% of adults 65 and older take at least one prescription drug per month, and almost 40% take five or more prescription drugs monthly. If you’ll be at least 65 before 2022, it’s…

Thinking of Skipping the Flu Vaccine? Here’s Why You Should Think Again. – Sept 2020

The flu shot isn’t always a top priority. Many people don’t consider themselves high risk, or they may not be sure the flu shot really works. Others may be worried they’ll catch the flu from the shot itself. But this logic couldn’t be more wrong. Influenza can cause serious complications, hospitalization and even death. Depending…

Working From Home? Here’s How to Have Better Work/Life Balance – August 2020

Working from home has a lot of perks, from skipping long commutes and forgoing work clothes to having the flexibility to juggle family responsibilities. Despite the benefits, it can also be challenging to balance work and personal life. Without the sharp contrast of being in and out of the office, work can easily bleed into…

Sun Care and Prevention at Every Age – July 2020

Ah, the joy of soaking up the sun. While basking in the warmth can feel good, unfortunately, the sun’s ultraviolet rays are the main cause of skin cancer. While you’re not doomed to a life indoors, you do have to focus on protecting your skin against skin cancer. Here are some tips for preventing sun…