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Traveling with Medications

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Traveling with Medications

This is a guest post from my friend Adrian (www.adrianscrazylife.com)   Traveling is my FAVORITE thing to do.  But one thing about it, travel can be crazy!  Planes get in late, hotels lose reservations, cars break down, and connections get missed.  And that can be majorly stressful.  And even when things aren’t going wrong, it’s still a different situation.  You’re staying in different places, packing and unpacking, going to bed and getting up at odd times, or you might even be in a completely different time zone.  The last trip I took was to Alaska and the sun never went...

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The Sandwich Generation / How Tooktake can help with Elderly Parents

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The Sandwich Generation / How Tooktake can help with Elderly Parents

These days so many of us are in the sandwich generation – we are taking care of elderly parents in addition to raising our own children.  It can be a little bit overwhelming.  Regardless if your parents live close by or across the country, there is SO much to manage for them.  You worry about them falling, if they are eating correctly, have concerns about them becoming a victim of crime or scams, plus you have to worry if they are taking their meds on schedule.  Tooktake can help with one of these situations.  Medication compliance.  Virtually ALL senior citizens...

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When is the right time for kids to start being responsible for taking their own medications?

When is the right time for kids to start being responsible for taking their own medications?

We asked our friend Stacie Lampkin, Pediatric Pharmacist and Health Advocate, when can kids be responsible for taking meds on their own? Here's what she had to say!   As teenagers start to transition into adult world, they should be responsible for their medications. This includes knowing about their medications and remembering to take them. Early adolescence is typically when children can start to take responsibility for their own medication regimen. For some children this might be 9 years old and others it might be 16 years old.  Even if your child has the capacity to do so, they may lack the knowledge...

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How Tooktake can help when giving pet meds

 

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<p><strong>How Tooktake can help when giving pet meds</strong></p> <p> </p>

This is a great help if you have multiple family members giving pet meds to various pets or even if you’re away on vacation and have a pet sitter. 

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Let Tooktake Help You Remember to Take Antibiotics

 

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<p>Let Tooktake Help You Remember to Take Antibiotics</p> <p> </p>

 Every time the doctor gives your antibiotics, they tell you to be sure to take ALL of them.  But I struggle sometimes to remember to take antibiotics for the full amount of time.  Seems like there’s always a few left over #facepalm But not taking your antibiotics correctly can create some real problems.  You might not get completely better for one thing, and for another, you could be building up a resistance to the antibiotics, so they might not work for you the next time.  That could be kind of scary, so you’ll want to make every effort to finish...

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