Vida Saludable: Use sus medicinas de una manera segura

Elaine Turner, left, assistant professor with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and Paul Doering, a UF professor of pharmacy, discuss how grapefruit juice affects absorption of certain drugs Tuesday 7/3. Turner and Doering are members of a new UF committee that will produce consumer-targeted educational materials on drug interactions. Special emphasis will be placed on clarifying the "grapefruit juice effect," which experts say has been overstated in the press.

Las medicinas nos pueden hacer sentir mejor y mejorar nuestra salud, pero si no las usamos correctamente nos pueden hacer sentir peor o hasta causarnos problemas de salud mayores. This is the Spanish-language version of FCS8594/FY667, Healthy Living: Use Your Medicines Safely! This 5-page document provides tips to help you use your medicines safely. Written by Paulina Wittkowsky, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised February 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy668

Vida Saludable: Los alimentos pueden afectar sus medicamentos

Gator Go, High Protein Milk. Source: Smather's Archives.

Algunos alimentos pueden afectar la manera en que los medicamentos con prescripción o sin prescripción médica funcionan, ya sea retardando, disminuyendo o aumentando la cantidad del medicamento que el cuerpo absorbe. Esto puede ocasionar efectos secundarios peligrosos y no deseados. Written by Paulina Wittkowsky and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised January 2018.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy677

Vida Saludable: Diabetes

Women running up stadium steps for exercise. Image used in the 2014 Research Discoveries report.

La diabetes es una condición que ocurre cuando el cuerpo tiene dificultad para producir o utilizar la insulina. La insulina es una hormona que controla la cantidad de glucosa (azúcar) en nuestra sangre, informándole a las células cuanta glucosa pueden dejar entrar. Cuando una persona tiene diabetes, el cuerpo no produce o produce poca insulina, o produce una insulina que no funciona bien. Esto resulta en altos niveles de glucosa en la sangre. Controlar los niveles de glucosa en la sangre reduce el riesgo de otras complicaciones.

This 2-page fact sheet is a major revision that discusses diabetes and management techniques. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised June 2017.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy081

Vida Saludable: Fuentes de informacion sobre la diabetes

Hand held electronic diabetes monitoring devices. Metabolic diseases, blood sugar. Image used in the 2012 Annual Research Report.

Muchos recursos sobre la diabetes se encuentra en línea.
This 2-page fact sheet provides a list of resources with information on diabetes. Written by Linda B. Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, revised August 2015.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy083

Healthy Living: Diabetes

People with diabetes are at high risk for high blood pressure.

Diabetes is a serious health condition that occurs when a person’s body has difficulty making or using insulin, which results in high blood glucose (blood sugar) and can lead to other complications. This 3-page facts sheet covers the effects of high blood glucose, who is at risk, the symptoms and management of the condition, and additional resources for those with or at risk of developing diabetes. Written by Linda B. Bobroff, Karla P. Shelnutt, and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, June 2015.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy078

Healthy Living for Elders: Use Your Medicines Safely!

Figure 1. Fill all of your prescriptions at one pharmacy to avoid potential drug-drug interactions.Medicines can help us feel better and improve our health, but if we do not use them correctly, they can make us feel worse or even cause major health problems. To use your medicines safely, keep the following tips in mind. This 4-page large print fact sheet was written by Paulina Wittkowsky, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2014. (Photo: Thinkstock.com)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy667

Healthy Living: Food Can Affect Your Medicines

Figure 1. Be sure to ask your doctor if you can drink alcohol while taking certain medications.Do the foods you eat affect the way your medicines work? It’s very possible. Certain foods can affect the way prescription and over-the-counter medicines work by delaying, decreasing, or enhancing how much of the drug is absorbed by the body. This can cause unwanted and harmful side effects. Follow the information in this 2-page fact sheet to reduce your risk of common food and drug interactions. Written by Paulina Wittkowsky and Linda B. Bobroff, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, May 2014.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy676

Vida Saludable: ¿Padecerá Usted de la Diabetes? (FCS8573Span/FY077)

clipboardMillones de estadounidenses padecen de diabetes y ni siquiera lo saben. Conteste este cuestionario para saber si usted está en riesgo de padecer de diabetes.
This 1-page fact sheet is the Spanish language version of “Healthy Living: Are You At Risk for Diabetes?” It was written by Linda B. Bobroff y Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2012.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy077

Vida Saludable: Diabetes (FCS8574Span/FY079)

Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin. This revised Spanish language 3-page fact sheet answers basic questions about diabetes, and was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Karla P. Shelnutt, and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy079

Healthy Living: Diabetes (FCS8574/FY078)

Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty making or using insulin. This 3-page fact sheet answers basic questions about diabetes, and was written by Linda B. Bobroff, Karla P. Shelnutt, and Paulina Wittkowsky, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2011.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy078

FCS8576Span/FY083 Vida Saludable: Fuentes de información sobre la diabetes

Revised! FCS8576Span, a 1-page Spanish-language fact sheet by Linda Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowski, lists contact information for diabetes information and referral sources. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy083

FCS8576/FY082 Healthy Living: Diabetes Resources

Revised! FCS8576, a 1-page fact sheet by Linda Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowski, lists contact information for diabetes information and referral sources. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, November 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy082

FCS8575/FY080 Healthy Living: Diabetes (1 page)

Revised! FCS8575, a 1-page handout by Linda B. Bobroff and Paulina Wittkowsky, answers basic questions about diabetes in an easy-to-read format. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, March 2010.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy080

FCS8594/FY667 Healthy Living: Use Your Medicines Safely!

Revised! FCS8594, a 3-page illustrated fact sheet by Paulina Wittkowsky, Linda B. Bobroff, and Emily Minton, provides tips for elders to use medicines safely. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, December 2009.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FY667