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Get a Better Check-Up

Get a Better Check-Up

Many of our annual check-ups have been delayed. Get ready and GO. Document your agenda. Bring a list of written prioritized questions, concerns, changes since your last visit like recent, falls, chest pain, or shortness of breath. A written list of medications. Write down what you actually take, including supplements and over-the-counter sleep meds, and CBD in any version. Make sure you get a hands-on exam. For a complete exam, you should get undressed. The doctor should check joints, heart,…

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Top Tips for Tele-Health Visit

Top Tips for Tele-Health Visit

The pandemic caused tele-health visits to increase into the 100’s of millions. Telehealth is here to stay. Prepare to get the most out of a tele-health visit. 1.Determine with your doctor’s office, that a tele-health call is appropriate for you. 2. Be prepared to provide your doctor with information, they may need to give you to develop your plan of care, lab values you question, change in B/P, change in weight, decrease in output? 3.Have all your current information in…

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5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Straight

5 Easy Steps to Keep Meds Straight

Consumer Reports study findings of 2000 seniors over 65 take on average 5-10 prescription medications per day. In addition, seasonal and temporary prescriptions are added. These number to do not include the over-the-counter medications. Missed and mixed-up medications are a serious and expensive issue in healthcare today. What can you do to be safe, keep medications in order and receive the benefits that each medication is meant to give? Write them down. Keeping a good log of ALL your medications,…

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Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation

Here is a great YouTube link on Patient Navigation. Please take an opportunity when you have time to review. It is chock -full of great insight into the complexities of getting the most out of your service provider

Med Cabinet Reboot

Med Cabinet Reboot

How does your medicine cabinet look?  Bet you have more medications and supplements at the end of 2020, than ever before, right. Start the year right! Make a list of EVERYTHING, including all supplements, take it to a pharmacist and ask them to do a forensic review. You may have received many prescriptions, from different providers over the year. Plus, this year you have been taking more over-the-counter meds and supplements, right. A pharmacist will be able to check for…

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COVID & YOUR HEART

COVID & YOUR HEART

Living in the world of COVID brings stress and uncertainty and that put strain on your heart. Here are some suggestions to stay healthy in the coming months. All of these suggestions help support your immune system, so it will be there to support you when you need it in tip top shape. Don’t smoke, as it clogs up our lung filtering system. Keep blood pressure under control by managing your weight, exercise, eat a healthy diet and take, if…

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BEWARE: COVID SCHEMES

BEWARE: COVID SCHEMES

Our population is a target for phony treatments and fake contact tracing. Here are some recommendations, from HealthShare,  to stay safe. 1. Both the FDA and Federal Trade commission have issued warning for countless false ads for essential oils, homeopathic products, ozone, and high dose vitamin therapies, even a “silver solution” that would “cure” COVID. Always check with your personal physician. 2.Fincancial and identity scams have exploded. By August 2020 the FTC had received over 80,00 confirmed reports of fraud…

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A Healthy Mnemonic for BRAIN FOOD

A Healthy Mnemonic for BRAIN FOOD

A Healthy Mnemonic for BRAIN FOOD Be sure to include everything for the healthiest shopping list! * Extra important in our COVID 19 Fight. BRAIN FOODS B is for berries for added fiber. R is for rainbow of colors in fruits and veggies. A is for antioxidants to support immune system*. I is for Include lean proteins for brain focus. * N is for nuts (unsalted/ raw) a great source of nutrients. F is for fermented foods to feed our…

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Harnessing Stress

Harnessing Stress

Today we are no stranger to stress. The key isn’t to deny stress, but to recognize and acknowledge it. Realize, people can learn to be in a more stress-hardy mindset, the best stress response is often tempered by the challenge response. One modification to the stress response is called “tend-and-befriend”. It explains why, after the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, people felt the need to reach out to friends and relatives in the community—to…

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Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Seriously, be prepared!  Maintenance of a personal updated health history is one of the most important steps to improve your quality of healthcare. A good medical history can literally be a life saver. During the pandemic, having current information completed crucial. Having documented your health information becomes more important, if a family member or HCPOA, needs to step in at a time of crisis. You really do not want to have to come up with all this information, if you…

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