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Keep your website, newsletter, and social media content fresh and engaging with Healthwise HealthLinks. The copy promotes timely health themes by highlighting topics in the Healthwise Knowledgebase. Use the copy below on your website homepage or condition-specific pages, and create links to the related Healthwise Knowledgebase topics. You can also place the copy in emails, newsletters, or any other consumer outreach programs. 

Use these on a home-page, in an email, explanation of benefits, social media post, or newsletter.

Tips for making the most of your medicine

medication

Do you take one or two medicines regularly? Or maybe just a pill for an occasional headache? Even if you’re among the almost 80 percent of people who routinely use prescription medicines, you may not be using it correctly. It’s important to know how to take your medicine to get the best results. Read on for tips on how to remember to take your medicines every day, how to pay for them, and deal with side effects. [Create a hyperlink to the Quick Tips: Taking Medicines Wisely. DOCHWID=av2479#av2480]

Simple ways to lower your fall risk at home

Falls are the number one cause of injuries in seniors, resulting in hip fractures, cuts, and even serious head and brain injuries. Even if there’s no serious injury, the experience can still be so frightening that seniors may avoid certain activities because they’re afraid they’ll fall again. Check out this resource for 15 practical ways to start fall-proofing your home today. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof. DOCHWID=za1164]

Sepsis—4 ways to help you prevent it

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. It requires immediate care in a hospital. It’s important to know the symptoms so you can start treatment as soon as possible. You can reduce your risk of developing sepsis by taking steps to stop the spread of infection. Find out more about who’s at risk and learn four ways to prevent sepsis. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Sepsis on your website. DOCHWID=sts15452]

Keep it clean—know the right way to wash your hands

Washing your hands can prevent the spread of germs that cause colds, flu, and food poisoning. But are you doing it enough, and are you doing it right? Knowing when and how to wash your hands is a practical way to keep yourself healthy and lower the risk of spreading germs at home, work, and school. Check out these 11 simple tips for good hand hygiene. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Hand-Washing. DOCHWID=tv7076spec#tp21202]

Social Media Teasers

  • Using medicines the wrong way can be dangerous. Follow these tips for using medicines wisely—taking them, paying for them, and when you should call your doctor. 
    [Create a hyperlink to the Quick Tips: Taking Medicines Wisely. DOCHWID=av2479#av2480]
  • Find out how to make your home safer and reduce your risk of falling with 15 simple changes you can make around the house. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Aging Well: Making Your Home Fall-Proof. DOCHWID=za1164]
  • Sepsis is the body’s urgent and life-threatening response to infection. Learn more about sepsis and discover 4 ways to prevent infections that could lead to sepsis. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Sepsis on your website. DOCHWID=sts15452]
  • Think you know how to wash your hands? Not so fast—check out these tips to make sure you’re getting it right. [Create a hyperlink to the Topic Overview Hand-Washing. DOCHWID=tv7076spec#tp21202]