Evan O'Connor

Author's details

Name: Evan O'Connor
Date registered: August 13, 2014
URL: http://www.needymeds.org

Latest posts

  1. Transgender Awareness Week — November 14, 2018
  2. ACA Open Enrollment — November 1, 2018
  3. Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October 24, 2018
  4. Improving Health Education & Literacy — October 18, 2018
  5. Mental Illness Awareness Week — October 12, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Medication Costs on the Rise — 2 comments
  2. The Importance of Medication Adherence, and How to Ensure Compliance — 2 comments
  3. Introducing $4 Generic Discount Drug Programs — 2 comments
  4. National Men’s Health Week — 2 comments
  5. Introducing GAP: The Generic Assistance Program — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

World Heart Day

September 29 is World Heart Day. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, affecting Americans of all backgrounds. In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds and someone dies from heart-disease related causes every minute. Leading up to World Heart Day, everyone is encouraged to examine …

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Resources for Caregivers

Are you a caregiver or provider for a family member, friend, or patient? Do you help to take care of another person in need, including an ill spouse or an aging relative? Caregivers act as both healthcare provider and advocate for the person in their charge, and can be a financial resource when savings and …

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Suicide Prevention Awareness

Infographic from American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. Each year over 41,000 people in America kill themselves—a rate that has increased 30% since 1999. Mental health conditions are often seen as the cause of suicide, but 54% of those who commit suicide do not have a known mental illness. Suicide is rarely …

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E-Cigarettes & Vaporizers

Some e-cigarettes are made to look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some resemble pens, USB sticks, and other everyday items.
Image from CDC

We have discussed the health ramifications of smoking tobacco in previous blog posts, but the rising trend in vaping with e-cigarettes leaves some with misconceptions that it is safe or at least less dangerous than smoking conventional cigarettes. Vaporizers and e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco products among youth.   E-cigarettes are battery-powered …

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Help Kids Stay Healthy Going Back to School

It is the time of year that children are preparing to return to school where they will be exposed to lots of new experiences and ideas but also higher risk of exposure to viruses and other illnesses. Here are tips to ensure your children have a successful and healthy time in school. Vaccinations are the …

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