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Taking Medicine Safely

DAYTON, OHIO (August 1, 2009) – Medicine can help keep you healthy. But if you don’t take it correctly, it could harm you. Get information on medication safety at the next Miami Valley Hospital Mall Walkers Club health event set for Friday, August 14 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

Featured speaker is registered pharmacist Elizabeth Quedenfeld. She will provide safety tips regarding drug interactions, taking and storing medicines and talking to your doctor to avoid harmful effects. The free event begins at 8:45 a.m. in the food court and healthy snacks will be served.

Miami Valley Hospital offers a health program at Fairfield Commons the second Friday of each month along with health screenings as part of its Mall Walkers Club.

You do not need to be a member of the club to attend the health talks, but if you would like to join you can do so.  Membership is free and is open to anyone 18 or older.  Register online at www.mvh.org/mallwalkers or stop by the information desk at Fairfield Commons. When you sign up you will receive a membership bag filled with a pedometer, walking journal and a mall shopping pass.

The Mall at Fairfield Commons is open to walkers Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until closing and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.