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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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What prevents your patients from taking their medicines as prescribed?
They forget to take medicines at the correct time.
 
Too many medicines to take. Can't keep track of them all!
 
Don't understand the correct way to take medicines/doctor never explained.
 
Can't afford the medicine.
 
Stopped taking medicine because of side effects.
 
Stopped taking medicine because he/she felt it wasn't working.
 
Stopped taking medicine because he/she felt it was no longer needed.
 

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by Nicole Purcell
Ten years ago, I sat in my Primary Care Physician's office. I had just been weighed and measured. A nurse had just taken my vitals and my blood pressure had come in a bit higher than usual, which was no wonder because I sat there a nervous wreck. In the year since my last physical, I'd gained another fourteen pounds. I was the heaviest I'd ever been, the scale clocking me in at 228 at 5'3" tall. I honestly couldn't believe it. I knew that I hadn't gotten my eating habits under control in...