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Diabetes Prevention and 4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk

Diabetes is a condition that affects over 30 million Americans. When uncontrolled, diabetes can lead to severe complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, and heart disease. Certain risk factors (age, genetics, past behaviors) cannot be changed; however, there are some actions you can take now to reduce your risks in an effort to prevent diabetes. Keep reading to learn about 4 factors you can influence for diabetes prevention.

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3 Ways to Boost Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health is a key factor in a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Without a positive mentality, you cannot be truly healthy. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to her or his community. Poor mental health is also linked to various health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. There are several simple ways to improve your mental health to boost mental health and wellbeing:

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Protecting Your Skin: 5 Tips For How to Prevent Skin Cancer

No one wants to hear those dreaded words: “You have cancer.” Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer people are likely to develop. There are steps you can take to prepare yourself and learn how to prevent skin cancer. Check out these tips for how to prevent skin cancer to protect your skin:Read More

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Top 4 Ways to Prevent a Cold During the Summer Months

There’s nothing more frustrating than getting a cold during the summer when you just want to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine! Whether you’re on a beach vacation, a summer break from school, or just relaxing on your porch at home, this is the time of year when you want to be outside and healthy. While there are no guarantees you can avoid a summer cold altogether, there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of getting ill. Here are the top 4 ways to prevent a cold during the summer months:Read More

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3 Reasons to Partner With Mac’s LTC

At the core of our business are the partners and relationships we have!  We always do all we can to care for and foster those relationships. Here are 3 reasons to partner with Mac’s LTC:

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4 Lower Back Pain Remedies That You Can Try at Home

Whether you have pulled a muscle while doing some heavy lifting or have been dealing with a condition such as arthritis, lower back pain can be difficult to alleviate. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life, and it sometimes can be a very serious issue. If you were injured or feel weakness in your legs, you should immediately contact a doctor. However, if you have routine and mild low back pain, here are 4 lower back pain remedies that you can try at home:Read More

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Top 5 Home Remedies for Bee Stings

You know the feeling — you are enjoying a pleasant walk through the woods or a picnic with your friends, then all of a sudden a bee sting ruins the fun! Fortunately, a bee sting is just a nuisance for most people where you experience temporary pain, itching, redness, and swelling at the sting site. If you have a serious allergic reaction with severe itching, difficulty breathing, nausea, and other severe symptoms, you should seek emergency help immediately. Otherwise, there are several things you can try at home to alleviate bee sting symptoms. Here are the top 5 home remedies for bee stings:Read More

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How to Prepare: Tips for Allergy Season with Mac’s LTC

As the days warm up, you are more likely to want to spend your time in the outdoors. Spring brings colorful flowers, sun shining days, and unfortunately, pollen and similar irritants. If you are an older adult with a chronic ailment, you are more susceptible to allergies in the spring. Fortunately, Mac’s LTC has some tips for allergy season to help you prepare. 

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The Differences Between an LTC Pharmacy and a Retail Pharmacy

With an aging population, it is more apparent than ever to have their continuous pharmaceutical needs met. Fortunately, with advancing medical science, we can be more responsive to those who have the most significant medical needs, our seniors. When we focus our services for the seniors in our country, we need to ease the complexities the caregiver must endure helping with proper treatment. These complexities involve medication organization, dosage confirmation, proper scheduling, and prescription drug acquisition. For a senior living community full of seniors, which would be a better pharmacy option, a Long-term Care also known as an LTC Pharmacy or a Retail Pharmacy?
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Top 3 Ways to Get Treatment for Ear Infections in Adults

If you have a stuffy nose, sore throat or fever along with an earache, there is a good chance that you may have an ear infection. While this affliction is more common in children, adults can also be susceptible to these infections. A middle ear infection is caused by fluid trapped behind your eardrum, which causes your eardrum to bulge so that it feels painful and stuffed. An outer ear infection usually starts as an itchy rash and leads to your ear feeling painful, tender and swollen. Once you or your doctor have identified your symptoms, you can move forward with these top 3 ways to get treatment for ear infections in adults:Read More

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4 Ways to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane

While you may always look forward to flying somewhere for an exciting vacation or a business trip, you don’t want to worry about getting sick after your airplane flight! After all, studies have shown that colds may be 113 times more likely to be transmitted on a plane than during your normal routine back on the ground! The good news is that there are several things that you can do before or after your flight to stay healthy. Here are 4 ways to avoid getting sick on a plane:Read More