Seasonal Allergies: Which Medication is Right for You?
The pollen count is sky-high. You’re sneezing, your eyes are itching, and you feel miserable. Seasonal allergies are real diseases that can interfere with work, school or recreation. Allergies can also trigger or worsen asthma and lead to other health problems such as sinus infections (sinusitis) and ear infections, particularly in children. An allergy is […]
Tips to Stay Safe in the Sun: From Sunscreen to Sunglasses
Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Why? Exposure to the sun can cause sunburn, skin aging (such as skin spots, wrinkles, or “leathery skin”), eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers. And skin cancer […]
How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes
Using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes. Glucose meters and test strips are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And the FDA wants to make sure you use these devices safely. Read on for advice. Beware […]
Are You Taking Medication as Prescribed?
Medication adherence, or taking medications correctly, is generally defined as the extent to which patients take medication as prescribed by their doctors. This involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take medication on time, and understanding the directions. Common barriers to medication adherence include the inability to pay for medications disbelief that the […]