Medication Lockboxes; Consider One For Your HomeWhat is a medication lockbox?A medication lockbox is a secure and locked container to store your medications in your house. This helps to ensure your medications are only accessible to you by keeping your medications safe from use by others and keeps others safe [...]
Cannabidiol (CBD) has recently transitioned from an avant-garde medicinal alternative to a panacea-like magical elixir. Today, it is commonly found in products like skin oils, face creams, dog treats, and pharmaceuticals and has slowly gained endorsements from popular medical personalities like Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CBD has been used to treat [...]
Getting poked by a needle is not one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Whether it’s a flu shot, a blood draw, or even an accidental prick while sewing, most people experience anxiety whenever needles are involved. This innate anxiety helps us to avoid getting accidentally poked, but it can also [...]
QUESTION: I’m considering getting weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Will this have any effect on my medications? ANSWER: There are many types of weight-loss surgery out there, all of which will help you lose weight in different ways. While each procedure is different, they all have a similar effect on your medications. [...]
DID YOU KNOW that children are much more likely to suffer ear infections than adults? That’s because their Eustachian tubes, the tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of the nose, are smaller and more level/horizontal than in adults. This makes it harder for fluids to drain out, [...]
QUESTION: I find it difficult to give my child medicine, what tips do you have for this? ANSWER: I remember being a child and having to drink that awful tasting medicine. Fear filled my chest and tears rolled down my face as that thick, chalky fluid took its sweet time [...]
QUESTION: I wake up in the morning and can’t help but notice aches and pains. I feel like I don’t need to make a doctor appointment just yet, but the pain distracts me from enjoying my day. Then when I arrive at the pharmacy to purchase an over-the counter pain [...]
QUESTION: I've heard there is a new shingles vaccine available called Shingrix®, but I already received a different one. Do I need both? ANSWER: Yes! Shingrix® was found to be more effective than the previous vaccine called Zostavax®, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recommends that even those previously vaccinated with Zostavax® still receive Shingrix®. [...]
QUESTION: What is the difference between GERD and acid reflux? How can I get relief from symptoms? ANSWER: First it's important to understand what can cause heartburn. While there are a few conditions that can cause a burning sensation in the chest, the two conditions focused on in this post [...]
Do I Have to Take my Statin Cholesterol-Lowering Medication at Night? A class of medications commonly called "statins" work by decreasing the amount of cholesterol we make in our liver and by increasing the amount of cholesterol our liver removes from the blood. Statin medications have historically been said to [...]
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