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Use medications as directed; take time to understand prescriptions

Adults over the age of 65 tend to take more medicines than any other age group. Staying on track with a medication regimen is not always easy. With each addition to that regimen, the risk of making a mistake increases. It’s important to take an active role in tracking your medications.

Shelter plays big role in finding homes for pets

Wow, the animal shelter has been experiencing a “cat-tastic” month and they are inviting you to join the fun. I have inside information from the kitten-cuddling seniors that the babies are beautiful and getting more and more user friendly as the days go by.

Domestic situations often turn volatile

Most begin to explain the domestic issue like this: In the beginning, it was perfect, awesome, wonderful, the best. Of course, it was. Otherwise, there would never be a reason for the call today; the relationship would have died a natural death at that point. He (or she) is a felon, a drug dealer, a thief, an abuser, etc., and I’m afraid of them now.

Limit ‘temptations’ that invite wild animals to visit

The balance between wildlife and civilization has always been delicate but never as much as during the summer months. Having grown up in wonderful, wild Wyoming, it is foreign language for me to hear panic over a bighorn sheep in the yard or a coyote running the road.

Planning can help prevent heat-related illnesses

The official start of summer is just around the corner. Summer days bring summer fun, but the season also brings its own hazards and increased risk for injury. Planning ahead and taking simple precautions can help keep you and your family safe this summer.

Thanks needed for those with risky jobs

We would all like to believe we’re the best at whatever we are or do, right? Maybe we are; most likely, we are not. I am surprised at myself sometimes when the judgmental self surfaces and I become an expert at not only what I do but also what someone else does (or is doing).