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Thu., Mar. 15, 2018 3:45pm EDT ·

Safe Medication Storage Resources from Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide has released a new report and infographic about storing medication safely. Unintentional medicine poisoning is preventable, especially by parents and caregivers. While people know the importance of keeping medicine up and away and out of sight, not everyone is storing their medication safely. Every 12 days, a child under age six dies of unintentional medicine poisoning in the US.

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Tue., Mar. 20, 2018 1:00pm EDT ·

New NCPIE Report Outlines National Strategy to Prioritize Self-Care

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) highlights the need for advancing self-care in the United States and introduces an agenda to achieve greater awareness of self-care. The report, entitled Empowering Americans to Take Greater Responsibility for Their Health: A Roadmap for Building a National Self-Care Movement in the U.S., calls attention to a rapidly aging population as well as the increasing burden of both minor and chronic illnesses in the U.S. With the nation spending over $3 trillion annually on healthcare and with 80% of Americans expected to have at least one chronic condition by 2030, costing society more than $42 trillion in medical expenditures and losses in productivity, the U.S. health system is in a state of disrepair. This report sheds light on how self-care has the potential to improve individual health and reduce medical costs.