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How to Get Better Sleep

Good sleep is important, but getting good sleep isn’t always so simple. In fact, according to a 2016 survey by Consumer Reports, 27% of people have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep regularly, and 68% of people have trouble sleeping at least once a week. If you’re one of the nearly ¾ of Americans who

Ways to Fight Drowsiness

Being chronically drowsy can be a real inconvenience: it can make it hard to focus at work, and hard to be engaged in social situations. Many people experience drowsiness for a number of reasons, from having a sleep disorder to working long hours to medical conditions. Luckily, just because you are experiencing chronic drowsiness doesn’t

Dispose of Medicine at Home For National Take Back Day

What is National Take Back Day?  National Take Back Day is a part of the DEA initiative to limit the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs by safely and anonymously collecting unused or expired prescription medications at approved collection sites. It usually occurs twice annually nationwide, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Foods to Help With Diarrhea and Constipation

Diarrhea and constipation can at times be an uncomfortable topic to cover, but the truth is that both are frustrating and pervasive. According to a 2014 University of Texas study, there are approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea each year, and constipation affects between 2% and 7% of the world population each year according

Sun Sensitivity Explained

According to the Mayo Clinic, sun sensitivity can be the source of serious skin irritation, and is a relatively common occurrence. Understanding sun sensitivity is an important part of being able to both identify and mitigate some of it’s more severe effects. We put together an infographic (below) to help you understand what types of

Introducing MAT.org

PhRMA wants to be a resource when it comes to accessing and understanding information about your brand medicines, which is part of the reason PhRMA launched a new search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers identify potential assistance programs: the Medicine Assistance Tool. This platform can be accessed at MAT.org.  What

Everything You Need to Know About Telemedicine

Telemedicine has become increasingly integrated into the medical field, especially in recent years with access to rapid communications technology continuing to be a part of everyday life. Telemedicine has plenty of benefits: it’s highly accessible, cost-effective, and lends itself to quick and efficient information transfer between patient and doctor. Telemedicine has actually been in use

What To Know About Fibromyalgia

According to the CDC, Fibromyalgia affects approximately 4 million Americans, or around 2% of the entire adult population in the country. It is a chronic illness that affects your friends, your neighbors, your family, and possibly even yourself. Although it is a condition that has some visibility, the full scope of what it is actually

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The Best Way to Travel With Meds (When Flying)

If you’re someone who relies on daily medication, traveling can be a bit stressful. Your things are displaced, your schedule is off, your routine is altered–when and how you take your medicine can be upended completely by your travel plans if you don’t prepare carefully.  Here are a few things to know about traveling with

What is Thyroid Disease? An Explainer.

Thyroid conditions can affect any of us. There are lots of ways the thyroid can encounter problems—and those problems can have significant, systemic effects. An estimated 20 million Americans are impacted by thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of those people are unaware and undiagnosed, according to the American Thyroid Association. Here’s some basic information