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Are you making yourself sick? You may be if you’re not taking medicine as prescribed. Many people don’t fill their prescriptions, take medicine the wrong way, or stop taking it too soon. This could cause illness, hospitalization, and even death.
Some people who aren’t taking medications as directed say it’s because keeping up with medicines is expensive, or it’s confusing to keep all the prescriptions straight. Although the demands of daily life can be great, it’s important to take care of yourself. Your family counts on you, and taking your medication as prescribed can help you manage your health conditions. There are ways to help you stick to the medicine plan prescribed by your healthcare provider.
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The holidays offer a great opportunity to be with loved ones, celebrate life and reflect on what’s important. They also are a time to appreciate the gift of health. However, the holidays can take a toll on your health and stress level …