I am very big into family, and I have a big family as well. 5 brothers and sisters (I'm the 5th of 6). 13 nieces and nephews (it's about to be 14 because yet another one is due in October!). 5 great-nephews & 5 great-nieces (which is about to be 11 because, yes, there a baby girl due in October "Brooklyn Grace"). And no, with that many family members, I do not keep up with birthdays very well. Not well at ALL! Even with a master list on my fridge.
I'm also married. My husband and I got married here in San Antonio at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel downtown. And we are the proud parents of a 10 year old Alaskan Husky named Moo and three 1 year old kittens, Wicket, Willow, and Winter.
Like all Texas moms, I made my kid pose in the bluebonnets.
Medicine has the power to help and heal. But, it also comes with the potential to do harm when used incorrectly. Each year, millions of people have problems that result from medication errors. This is true for both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. So follow these steps to avoid errors.
Speak up. Be sure that all of your health care providers and your pharmacist know about each of the medicines you take. You should include all OTC products, supplements and herbals, too.
Look to the label. Read all the information that comes with your prescription. For an OTC medicine, check the Drug Facts label. Also, note any instructions or warnings. If you see information that concerns you, be sure to talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Pick a pharmacy. If possible, fill all your prescriptions at a single location. That way all your records are in one place. And, a pharmacist can alert you to any possible interactions.
Don't share. Never take another person's medicine — or give yours to someone else.
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