Know your Health…… What does that mean anyway?? Good question.
Let me give you an example- Are you taking any prescribed medications? Do you know what they are
for? Are you taking them correctly? Are they to be taken forever or are they just short term? Are there
side effects? Are there parameters when you need to hold the medicine? This is just a small fraction of
knowing your health… Who needs to know all those answers? You do.
No one cares about your health more than you do. Each person is the Captain of their own health- that
includes management and mis- management unfortunately too. The physician, pharmacist, nurse,
parent, spouse etc… may all be part of your team but you are the Captain. Don’t’ know how to manage
your health? Find out- educate yourself on your health concerns. Knowledge is power and in this case
knowledge is good health care. Ask questions. If the doctor is starting a new pill- ask questions! Our
doctors are outstanding educators- Use them. Pharmacist- also are historically untapped educational
resource. Is home health an option for you? Home Health is a tremendous resource on education
specifically tailored to you. Ask.. Be informed.
Know your health.