5 Tips on Taking Medication Safely and Effectively

lheller February 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
Lisa Heller-Salmon
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1) Always fill your prescriptions at the same pharmacy! Make the pharmacist is your best friend! This is a great resource that most people don’t use nearly enough. Every time you add a medication, discontinue or change a dose have the pharmacy print you a list of all of your current medications and doses.

2) Carry that medication list with you at all times. Many times people are prescribed the same medication from two doctors. Be aware that the same medication can have two names, a brand name and a generic name causing…

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September 11, 2001. My most memorable day as a VNSNY employee.

lheller August 1st, 2011, 10:51 AM
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I was a young woman and a relatively new nurse when I began working for VNSNY in 1998. My days and years past are filled with precious memories and experiences as an employee of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. All of those professional experiences transcend to my heart and spirit to become an integral part of the person, woman, mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, and nurse I have become. But THE day that stands out for me the most is a day that is full of sorrow…

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Your Parent Needs More Care Than You Can Handle. Now What?

lheller June 17th, 2011, 1:23 PM
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Welcome to my very first blog entry! I thought I would use it as a sneak peek as to some of what I will be discussing in the coming weeks and months. The title for today’s entry struck me as very pertinent as to what is happening currently in my personal life. I guess I am in what some people refer to as “the sandwich generation.” With aging sick parents (my father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer), a two-year-old daughter with pervasive developmental disorder-nos (a disorder on the autistic spectrum), a husband…

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