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The summer months bring with them a change in schedule for many people. You may be spending more time traveling or enjoying leisure activities. If you have school-aged children, the loss of your school-year routine may feel disruptive. If you are planning a vacation, you may worry about remembering to take your medications while traveling.
Despite all these changes, it is important to make sure you are taking all medication prescribed to you as you adjust to your summer schedule.
Getting a pill organizer, setting an alarm, or making a medication reminder chart are just a few ways you can help yourself remember to take your medications. Other suggestions include:
- Getting all of your prescriptions filled by the same pharmacy
- Setting up automatic refills for your prescriptions
- Asking your pharmacy to call, email, or text you when your prescriptions are ready to be picked up
If the cost of your medications is a problem, tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist, who may be able to suggest ways to get your medicine for less money. Patient assistance programs can help people with low incomes pay for medicines …
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Fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are fun times for kids and families to enjoy parties and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, munch on fall fruits and vegetables, get physical activity and focus on safety …