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    What is the difference between Ibuprofen (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?

    Many people are familiar with ibuprofen and acetaminophen. These are two over-the-counter drugs that are typically used for pain. You may be wondering though, are these two medications the same? Do they work the same way? You may be surprised that there are some important differences between these two medications. Ibuprofen is in the drug...
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    Taking your medication on time

    Taking your medication on time is very important. There are many reasons why it might be difficult to take your medication on time. Here are a few that we hear of most often.  “I don’t know how to take my medicine.” When you receive a prescription, it is always important to read the directions on...
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    Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes – What’s the difference?

    Diabetes is a disease that happens when your body has trouble with insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates the sugar in your blood. When you have diabetes, you are at higher risk of infections, kidney problems, and heart disease. It is important to understand the difference between the two types of diabetes. Type 1...
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    Blood Pressure Meds – when should I take them?

    This is a very good question. Usually blood pressure is the lowest while you sleep. Blood pressure is usually highest in the mornings and throughout the day. It makes sense to take blood pressure medication in the morning then, right? Not necessarily! New studies have found that this may not be the case. They show that...
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    Presumed Positive COVID Results

    There are many different COVID tests on the market. There are rapid tests that take 15 minutes to get your result. There are also tests that get sent to a lab which may take 2-4 days to get your result. The rapid tests are unfortunately not as reliable as the lab tests. The rapid tests...
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    Medicare Donut Hole

    Medicare drug plans are widely used by older adults. There are many different plans available to people. They can usually find a plan that works best for them and their situation. What a lot of people may not know about is that most of these plans have a coverage gap (also called the “donut hole”). ...
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    Long Acting Medications

    Extended Release Meds Vs. Regular (Immediate Release). What’s the difference? Many medications come in different forms. It is not always clear which medications are regular and which have special release forms. The regular or “Immediate Release” are more common. After a pill is swallowed and makes its way through the digestive tract. It works by...
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    Holiday Eating

    The holidays are coming quickly and this means spending time with family and friends whether in person or on-line. One of the hardest things about the holidays is making sure you are eating healthy to keep a healthy weight. This is a hard time for everyone to manage what we are eating. With a few...
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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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