WELLNESS WEDNESDAY AT THE HERRICK COMMUNITY LIBRARY

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“The Wise Use of Medication” on Sept. 23

September 14, 2015 (La Mesa) -- Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a healthier life but must be used correctly.

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library will host a free program on “The Wise Use of Medication” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Tips and suggestions will help attendees understand how to be safe and use medicines wisely, including information about over-the-counter and prescription medications, as well as key questions to ask your doctor or the pharmacist.

Speakers Jatana Williams-Thompson of Beyond the Sky Solutions and Thyrza S. Knox, R.N., of Beyond the Sky Solutions and BrightStar Care, are volunteers with the speakers bureau of the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego.

The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. 

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet.

The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County.

The library is located at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.

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