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Medication Management

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two.

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Healthy home advice: Falls, chemicals, medications, sharps

When thinking about staying healthy, your home may seem like the safest place. A big part of being healthy means preventing accidents and injuries in your own home. Consider these safety tips.

Marie Morris MD By Marie Morris June 1, 2020

5 tips for managing medications for aging parents during a pandemic

Some medications should be closely monitored, and you may be concerned about aging loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 5 tips for helping them with their medications even when you can't be physically with them.

Catherine Lea, R.Ph., BCACP By Catherine Lea April 20, 2020

Over-the-counter, prescription medication safety

When medication is prescribed by a doctor and taken correctly, it can help you with day-to-day life. But did you know that you also should take precautions with over-the-counter medications?

July 31, 2019

Why should I test for a penicillin allergy?

Do you have a penicillin allergy? If you were identified as having the allergy over 10 years ago, you may want to be tested again.

Adela Taylor, M.D. By Adela Taylor June 20, 2018

Headache medication: Get the facts

Concerned about taking prescription medications for your frequent headaches? Get the facts for relief.

Angela Oldenberg, N.P. By Angela Oldenberg June 18, 2018

Medication disposal: Why, how to safely clean out your medicine cabinet

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases. But when those medicines no longer are needed, it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce risk from accidental exposure or intentional misuse.

May 4, 2018

Answers about oft-questioned psychiatric medications

Taking medications on a daily basis can be a chore, but it becomes more challenging if there’s lack of understanding of or misconceptions about your medication. Many patients are skeptical about taking psychiatric medications. Here are the facts.

June 22, 2015