The Low-Down on High Blood Pressure Part II - What’s the big deal?

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Joe Jensen

Our last blog post discussed normal vs high blood pressure, or hypertension. With that background, we will now explore the two categories of hypertension, risk factors that lead to hypertension, and why hypertension matters.

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The Low-Down on High Blood Pressure Part I - What do those numbers mean?

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Joe Jensen

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common reason for both doctor visits and the use of prescription medications. Nearly 1 out of 3 Americans reported to have this condition - and this number is only going to increase as our population ages. And yet, despite the frequent occurrence of high blood pressure and its severe consequences, experts estimate that only 50% of people with high blood pressure maintain proper control. How is that possible?

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Strange, but true! Odd acts done to prevent diseases and treat illness.

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Alaina Gallagher

Every culture throughout history has had its own superstitions and old wives’ tales. While they may seem ridiculous now, many of these odd acts were done in the hopes to prevent diseases and treat illness.

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SPOILER ALERT! Medications have side effects

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Joe Jensen

We’ve all been there before: We visit the doctor, receive a prescription, and visit the pharmacy to fill the prescription. If the doctor is a good doctor and the pharmacist is a good pharmacist, we expect to learn a little about the medication, like how to take it and which side effects (if any) we should anticipate. Luckily for us, doctors and pharmacists don’t go over each and every side effect listed for the medication, since reading War and Peace usually takes less time. Why is that?

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Bet you can't remember these 4 words

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Joe Jensen

Apple. Penny. Sunshine. Rose.

Read these words again. One more time, but this time out loud. Commit these four simple words to memory.

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The BEST Ways to Manage High Blood Pressure

Posted on November 23, 2016 by Joe Jensen

High blood pressure can lead to serious health consequences--heart disease, kidney disease, strokes and even death. We all know someone with high blood pressure, and that's no coincidence since over 70% of people in the United States over the age of 65 have high blood pressure and more than half of these people don’t have it under control. That's a lot of people!

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The Hidden Epidemic: Medication Mismanagement

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Hayden Schoen

There is a hidden health epidemic in the United States - 125,000 people die every year due to mismanaged medications and related causes. These dire consequences (including an estimated $300 billion dollar healthcare cost) could largely be avoided by doctors, nurses, caregivers and patients working together to increase medication adherence.

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6 Ways to Stay Healthy and Delay Assisted Living

Posted on October 1, 2016 by Hayden Schoen

As a caregiver, many of us look to delay assisted living and keep our loved one independent for as long as possible. A large part of your loved one’s independence is being able to continue living in their home. Often, this is a home they’ve lived for many years, if not decades! Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to help reduce some of the major risks associated with living independently.

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How to Fill a Pillbox

Posted on September 18, 2016 by Dr. Paul Hines

At Dose Health, we want to do everything we can to make it easy for you to take your medications. If you manage a lot of pills or you are caring for someone who does, it can be difficult to organize your schedule around a bunch of medication bottles. Reading the labels and opening them every day can be a hassle, and a pillbox or pill organizer can make a big difference.

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