Digital Pharmacy—An Economy of Engagement

AN ECONOMY OF ENGAGEMENT—WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GLOBAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS ALSO GOOD FOR PHARMACIES AND PATIENTS In discussions of global health care, several themes are recurring and persistent. According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases and conditions are on the rise worldwide. An aging population and changes in societal behavior are contributing to a steady increase in... Read More

Digital pharmacy solutions: Medication Adherence

Digital solutions can offer more than just reminders to improve medication adherence Why should we care about medication adherence? Less than half of the world’s chronically ill patients are adherent to their prescribed medication. That means, one out of every two patients with a chronic disease doesn't take their medication according to their healthcare provider’s recommendations.(1) This is costly for... Read More

For patients—Flu Season 101

Please share this information with your patients. Flu stats: 5% to 20%— Percentage of people in North America who get the flu each year. Person to person—People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by the droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or... Read More

Eat a rainbow of fruits & veggies

The science behind the advice to eat all the colors of fruits and vegetables. Fact: Half of every plate should be filled with fruit and vegetables! Fact: Along with other healthy lifestyle choices, eating a variety of healthy foods (including fruit and veggies) can help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Fact: It’s important to eat... Read More

Drink less alcohol

Research says that abstaining from or limiting alcohol consumption is important to help you stay healthy. While some studies show that moderate drinking might have a protective effect on the heart/circulatory systems and may help protect against type 2 diabetes and gallstones, most health risks linked to drinking alcohol (including the risk of many cancers) go up with any amount... Read More

Organization and health

Be organized—Prepare, manage time, and feel in control. Do you feel like you’re in control of your day-to-day life? If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and stressed by the multitude of things you’ve got to get done, you may want to consider creating habits and routines (for you and your family) that make things easier and bring you a greater sense... Read More

Increase your good cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat found in your blood. Your body needs it to build cell membranes, make certain hormones, and more. Cholesterol is transported in the blood by LDL and HDL. HDL transports cholesterol to the liver where it can be excreted. That’s why it’s commonly called the “good” cholesterol. By comparison, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) contributes to the buildup... Read More

8 Areas of Family Health!

A new approach to a happier, healthier, higher-functioning family   YOU’RE MORE THAN A NUMBER We believe your health (and happiness!) is more than the number on your scale. It’s more than the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s more than the square footage of space you own or your bank balance. Carebook believes your family's health and... Read More

Move more

Research shows that moving more can have a huge, positive impact on your overall health and happiness. The best part? You don’t have to do all the moving in one big chunk! Split it up over small chunks of your day or week, and your efforts will add up to positive results over time! Your goal is to reach 150... Read More

Lower your blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) means your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than it should. It’s often called the “silent killer” because often there aren’t any obvious signs or symptoms. Your blood pressure is shown as two numbers: The first is called systolic pressure and the second is called diastolic pressure. If you haven’t visited your health... Read More