Asthma-Medicine Fast Facts for Kids

(And Parents, Too!) Asthma (az-ma) is a condition that causes people to have trouble getting enough air into their lungs.  An “asthma attack” is when you have trouble catching your breath.  Some common triggers include: Dust in your house Tobacco smoke Dirty air...

Poison Control

Talk with Your Family The best way to prevent poisoning at home is to think about it and take precautions before an emergency occurs.  That includes talking with your family. Never call medicine “candy.” This can be confusing to children. Remind family members that...

Calcium

This Vital Mineral Helps Strengthen Bones, Teeth Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is found in some foods, added to others, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids). Approximately 99% of the body’s calcium...

Can’t Sleep?

Try These Tips If you have insomnia, developing healthy sleep habits can make a big difference.  These guidelines are especially important for people who can’t fall asleep or stay asleep regularly. Stick to the same bedtime and wake time, even on the weekends. This...

Rx Gourmet

Heart Healthy, Diabetes Friendly – and Delicious! Grilled Port Skewers Serves 5 Want to make a simple, delicious recipe for your next barbecue that will wow all of your guests? This is it. The marinade is super easy and the pork will turn out juicy and flavorful. If...

Drug Interactions

Ask the Right Questions and Stay Safe If you take several different medicines, see more than one doctor or have certain health conditions, you and your doctors need to be aware of all the medicines you take to avoid potential problems, such as drug interactions....