(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:
In our world, we see a lot of issues with patients taking medications properly, also known as medication adherence. Frequently, mishaps happen due to not being able to keep track of what to take and when. This is something that individuals with chronic conditions who are on multiple medications struggle with the most.
By: Stephanie Smith Cooney, Gatti Pharmacy President
If thinking of all your New Year's resolutions is keeping you up at night, you're not alone. Insomnia is a common problem. Defined as trouble falling or staying asleep, it can cause trouble during the day too. Some conditions that cause or worsen insomnia are depression, anxiety, allergies, and pain. Poor sleep habits can also cause or worsen insomnia.
Like technology? Have trouble remembering to take your medications or just want an easier way to manage them? Sure enough - the Android and Apple app stores are full of health and wellness apps claiming to help with medications. It can sometimes be hard to know which are the best. Below is a list of some of our favorites. Before you jump into, you should know that all mentioned (except for the last one) feature the basics of a medication management app, such as reminders and refill alerts. Instead, we will try to highlight the distinguishing characteristics. All apps mentioned are available for free on iOS and Android.
As summer comes to an end and fall begins, many patients are experiencing runny noses, scratchy throats, and itchy eyes due to fall allergies. While many consider springtime to be the prime time for seasonal allergies, allergies are actually nearly as prevalent in the fall as they are in the spring. Spring time allergies are typically caused by high levels of pollen in the air while fall allergies are typically caused by high levels of ragweed in the air.
The best way to treat allergies is to avoid allergy triggers and prevent the allergy symptoms from occurring before they even start. Here are a few tips to help get you through the fall allergy season.
The Gatti Team
Information, tips and more from the Gatti Pharmacists and staff.