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Make Your HSA Money Work For You

What is HDHP and HSA? With rising insurance costs, many American’s are turning to a high deductible health plan (HDHP) to reduce medical costs. What is a high deductible health plan? As defined by www.healthcare.gov , “A plan with a higher deductible than a traditional insurance plan. The monthly premium is usually lower, but you pay more health care costs yourself before the insurance company starts to pay its share (your deductible). A high deductible plan (HDHP) can be combined with a health savings account (HSA), allowing you to pay for certain medical expenses with money free from federal taxes.” How can you spend your HSA money? So, what “certain medical expenses” are qualified for use of HSA funds? Generally, you can...

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Pill Splitter Tips & Tricks

The Do’s & Don’t’s of Pill Splitting Whether you’ve been using a pill splitter for years, or are just trying one for the first time, you may have some questions. How do I wash it? Is my pill safe to split? Today I will go over a few frequently asked questions we get here at Equadose. Frequently Asked Questions What kind of pills are safe to split? When splitting pills, you want to be sure that you’re being safe. There a few things to look for before you split. Is your pill scored? If there is a score in the middle of your pill, it is generally safe to cut. Also, you should check the label for the words “time...

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3 Tips to Relieve Fall Allergies

3 Ways to Beat Fall Allergies Allergies can attack any time of the year. But for some of us fall allergies hit hard, especially if you are sensitive to mold, dust, and ragweed pollen. Allergy symptoms can have you feeling stuffy, sore throat, and even muffled hearing. Just like your nose creates a defense system to allergens by creating more mucous, your ears can create a thicker lining of cerumen (ear wax) as well. Here I will go over 3 tips for helping ease the symptoms of fall allergies.     Nasal Saline Solution An over the counter nasal saline solution will help clear the nasal passages of pollen and dander that are getting trapped. This will also help thin the extra...

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How To Prevent Medication Clogs in Feeding Tubes

3 Ways To Stop The Blockages For those with feeding tubes, taking medication orally may not be possible. Because most medications need to be administered by tube, it’s very important to have the proper tools to do so. If a medication is not available in a liquid form the medicine may need to be crushed into a fine powder and mixed with water to be given in the tube. But what happens if the medicine is not crushed fine enough, and as a result clogs in the tube?  Here we will go over 3 tips to help prevent this.     1. Flush the Tube Before and After The first step in preventing a tube clog with medication is to...

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Save Money Splitting Pills

Why Should You Split Pills?   Did you know… You can save up to 50% off your prescription pill costs just by asking your pharmacist or doctor to double your dosage and split the pills at home? That’s why Equadose was built on this very idea. So if you are taking medication on a regular basis these costs can add up quickly. By splitting your pills, you are also doubling the time between refills saving time and money on travel to the pharmacy. Tips for safe pill splitting.   Invest in a reliable pill cutter. Getting even halves is important to keep dosage correct. Is the pill scored? Scored pills are generally safe to split and give a great indicator...

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