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When was the last time you sat down with your parent's and asked about their medication management? Don't wait!

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Medication Management Overview

At one point in our lives, we have all taken medication. Examples include Tylenol, or an Aspirin for a headache or a muscle strain. However, some of us have to take medication daily for the rest of our lives due to some physical or systemic disease.

There are different categories of medications- Over the Counter (OTC), Prescription, and Herbal are the most common.

The OTC medications are the ones that you purchase at your local drug store/pharmacy at your own risk or without a medical provider’s direction.

  • Examples are ibuprofen, Aleve, aspirin, and cough syrup.

The prescription drugs are written by a medical provider such as a physician, nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant.

  • Examples include medications to control blood pressure or diabetes.

Herbal medications are another category. Some can be prescribed by medi...

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Taking care of your loved one who is ill is second nature. If it’s for a short while and your loved one progresses to improvement then all seems well with the universe with regard to the sacrifice. There is thanksgiving, happiness, testimony, and rejoicing.
But when there is a decline in functioning, the caregiver can become physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually exhausted. All the positive energy can turn to negativity and an unconcerned nature.

So how can the caregiver keep abreast of signs of burning out or being stressed to the maximum?

You may ask… What are some of the signs? Some, but not all of the signs are inclusive of: Irritability; loss of interest in usual activities; feeling depressed; withdrawing fro...

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Have you ever heard the saying…”No Pain, No Gain”. Well that is the good type of pain. Is there such a thing as “good pain”? Well yes, one that yields a successful outcome and gets you closer to your goals.
Who am I kidding? The pain that we usually refer to is an unpleasant feeling. Sometimes the pain comes and goes, at times it lingers. Some causes of back pain include trauma(injuries), mechanical(dysfunction of structures of the spine), and acquired/degenerative changes (aging, scoliosis) to name a few.

Structures of the spine that can present as pain generators are inclusive of the bone/joints, disc, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Spine pain can also be classified as axial (staying just in the...

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Who says that you can’t continue to enjoy the activities that are pleasurable when you turn the big six zero. Sex was created to be enjoyed into your golden years. There is a concern that certain parts of the body dry up, arthritis sets into the various joints, and that the drive diminishes as one ages but there are ways around that. Intimacy and the yearning is there if you sincerely want to participate. In fact it can be more enjoyable. Just think, you are not a novice at this so have fun with it and experiment in a healthy and safe way.

It is always important to exercise and eat properly in order to maintain an energy level that is sufficient for any activity, inclusive of sex. With the proper stretches and daily activity, it i...

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