Did you know that Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related death in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control?
During Poison Prevention week each March, the nation’s spotlight turns to focusing on poisonings and how we can best prevent them. While this issue is one that is ever present, you might be astonished to know that social media is helping dangerous trends to continue. For example, a recent “Tide Pod Challenge” finds teens accepting dares to chew laundry packets and share the experience on social media. Clearly, this could lead to poisoning. Additionally, a few years ago, there was concern about Tide Pods being confused by toddlers for candy. These two examples could be followed by many more, and remind us that all age groups are at risk, not just small children.
Ah, the holidays. It's the season where you'll likely find a festive cookie (or two) around every corner of the office, lights hanging on the buildings outside, and watching the joy on a loved one's face as you gift them with that useful tool they've been needing. But, one of our favorite parts of this time of year is the special time we get with our families; particularly, all the holiday decorations and crafts you get to do together as a family...like this one.
(Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
September signifies the beginning of fall and the start of a new school year. We can also make it a time to start incorporating healthy habits into our daily routine. September is National Child Obesity Awareness Month, which means it’s also a perfect opportunity for families to think of new ways to keep themselves healthy. Here are some ways you and your family can enhance your health and well-being this fall:
Reduce your cost of care and improve your condition with Gatti Pharmacy's medication management services.
According to the World Health Organization, only 50% of patients take their chronic medications correctly. However, at Gatti Pharmacy, the average rate patients take medications correctly for chronic conditions is 95% when enrolled in our medication synchronization program, and roughly 88% even for those who are not.
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Whether you are on multiple medications or you are caring for someone who is, it's important to know that there are simpler solutions for managing more than one prescription at a time.
Debbie, an Indiana County resident, witnessed first-hand how difficult it can be when she and her family noticed how her father-in-law struggle to remember what medications to take and when.
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