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A child getting ready to have cough syrup
August 2020
Top Tips for Encouraging Kids to Take Their Medicine

Trying to encourage your child to take medicine can be a daunting task. Between bitter liquids and chalky chewables, it’s easy to see why medicine time can quickly become a…

Children's Health | Medication Adherence
Closeup of a person packing their luggage for travel
June 2020
Tips for Travel: Remaining Adherent

If you’re like many people, you probably find it easiest to take your prescription medication at scheduled times during the day. But traveling across multiple time zones —  especially when…

Medication Adherence
Man using a pill holder for daily meds
June 2020
How Caregivers Can Help with Medication Adherence

Taking a prescribed medicine on schedule, in the right dosage and according to the doctor’s directions is what health professionals call medication adherence. As a caregiver, you may be all…

Caregiving | Medication Adherence
Doctor handing medication to patient
July 2019
Take as Directed: Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist to Improve Medication Adherence

Medication adherence—that is, taking your medications as prescribed by your doctor— is easier said than done. It’s estimated some 50 percent of Americans fail to take their chronic medications correctly,…

Medication Adherence
A person taking pills with a glass of water
July 2019
7 Common Medication Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

Whether you’re taking a prescription medication for a short-term illness or a long-term medical condition, it’s important to take your medication as prescribed. Not following your doctor’s orders can contribute…

Medication Adherence
pharmacist giving pills to customer
April 2019
Deliberate Disposal: How to Discard of Old or Unwanted Medications

When you open your medicine cabinet, it is likely that you have a bottle of medication that you no longer use—or that is long past its expiration date. While it…

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