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    Medication Storage and Disposal

    Safe medication storage People often take multiple medications. It can be easy to lose track of all the pill bottles you have in your home. People often struggle in handling these medications and keeping track of them all. It is important to manage your meds and always be aware of any meds that are expired...
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    Medication Disposal

    There may be medications you don’t use anymore. There also may be medications that are expired. You can throw these away. It must be safe though. Follow these tips to throw away your medications. Drug Take Back Programs Drug Take Back Programs take your old medications. These medications can be expired. These medications can also...
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    COVID Vaccine

    COVID-19 is considered a “novel” virus. This means the virus has never been seen before. Therefore, there has been no vaccine yet for it. A vaccine is currently being researched. They are using data from older coronaviruses (SARS and MERS) to help develop the current vaccine. Vaccine challenges The vaccine has to be safe. Vaccines...
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    Medicare Annual Enrollment

    There are 2 ways to get Medicare coverage: Original Medicare is Hospital (Part A) and Medical (Part B). If you need drug coverage you can buy a drug plan (Part D). You can also add Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap). This helps pay personal costs. Medicare Advantage Plan is a blended plan. It includes Part A,...
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    Sharps Disposal

    Needles are used to give many different medications. Needles must be disposed in “sharps container”. This container is made from thick plastic with a lid. This will prevent injury. Needles should never be thrown away in the common trash. Keep sharps containers away from children or pets. Syringes, lancets and any other sharp devices should...
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    Prescription Opioids

    Opioids are a drugs that are used to for pain. Some examples include Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Morphine, and Hydromorphone. These drugs have become more and more popular.   Use has increased with over 191 million Americans using them. Some side effects: Constipation Upset stomach, vomiting, dry mouth Sleepiness Dizziness Confusion Itching s...
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    Do masks prevent COVID-19?

    There is conflicting information on whether or not masks can help prevent COVID-19. Studies have shown that wearing a cloth mask lowers the risk of getting COVID. This is in comparison to not wearing a mask. Cloth masks are almost as good as medical masks in reducing the spread of infection. You can use cloth...
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    COVID-19 testing

    There are many types of tests for COVID-19. The two main types are a viral test and an antibody test. The viral test tells you if you have the virus. The antibody test tells you if you had a past or current infection. Antibodies are small proteins that your immune cells make. They bind to...
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    Vitamin D and COVID-19

    With COVID-19 still ongoing, any treatment that can prevent COVID helps. Vitamin D has a role in many health conditions. This includes bone health, lung diseases, and depression. There are reports that claim the lack of vitamin D leads to a higher risk for COVID. The data is still not clear. Lack of vitamin D...
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    When to get the flu shot?

    There’s a bigger push to get the flu shot this year. Some patients may want to know when is the best time to get flu shots. Flu season doesn’t start until much later in the year. It may help to know if there are any reasons to get it earlier. When is flu season? The...
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