Keep a list of medications

Dear Heloise: I saw your hint suggesting that people should keep a list of their meds with them. I do so, and every time I see a doctor, that list saves me a ton of frustration. I keep my list on my computer and easily update it every time there is a change.

I include the name and dosage of the medication, the doctor who prescribed it, time of day I take it and what it is for. I include over-the-counter meds and supplements, i.e., everything I take. On the back, I keep a list of my hospitalizations and immunizations. When asked, I just hand them my list. -- Theodore R., Corona, California


Dear Heloise: I am a lefty who uses good rubber gloves when washing dishes. Inevitably, my left glove seemed to spring a leak, while my right glove remained in good shape. This added up to a good amount of lonely right gloves. My solution was to turn a right glove inside out and sprinkle a bit of baby powder inside to help it slide on easier. I had a new left glove to use! -- Anita Kowalski, Fort Wayne, Indiana


Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in the Colorado Springs Gazette and find your hints very useful! I would love to contribute something that you and your readers may find helpful. It's easy to leave behind a purse or bag while eating out. I now have a carabiner on my key ring so I can clip my keys onto the handle of a purse. That way, both my wife and I are careful to keep track of the purse so we do not drive home and leave it behind in a restaurant. -- Jeff, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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