Author: Carolyn Snell

Medication adherence: Lessons from kids with chronic conditions

medication adherenceThe American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least five days per week.

The American Dental Association promotes flossing every day.

The Food and Drug Administration’s 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans advises we consume less than 10 percent of our calories from added sugars, and also less than 10 percent from saturated fats.

How many of us actually do what we’re told, though?

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 80 percent of American adults do not follow the exercise recommendation, and a survey by a dental association found that 60 percent of adults do not follow the flossing guidelines. With almost two thirds of Americans now overweight, our collective commitment to those pesky dietary guidelines falls short as well. As a group, it seems we are not very good at following doctors’ orders. …Read More