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What is an EpiPen and Who Needs It?

January 20, 2023
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If you are at risk for severe, life-threatening allergic reactions (also called anaphylaxis), then carrying an EpiPen– an auto-injector that can deliver a dose of the medication epinephrine– could save your life in an emergency. Let’s take a closer look at what an EpiPen is, why someone could need one, and who uses them. What […]

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The Truth About Nut Allergies

January 18, 2023
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More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions, but just nine are considered the most common in the United States. High on the list of common foods that cause allergic reactions are tree nuts. Not to be confused with peanuts, which are legumes that grow underground, tree nuts grow on trees and […]

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How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

December 13, 2022
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What do a housekeeper, a chauffeur, a cook, and an accountant all have in common? If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one, then the answer is: they are all you. Maybe you enthusiastically took on most of the caregiving after your mother’s stroke or your spouse’s accident, thinking it would mean quality […]

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Tips for Medication Management

November 30, 2022
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Taking medication isn’t as simple as it seems it might be on the surface. Even a single prescription can be challenging to take reliably, and adding more than one just increases the complexity and risk of errors or side effects. There are many reasons that someone might miss doses of their medication or stop taking […]

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