Pharmacists Team Up to Help Diabetic Patients in Underserved Communities


Posted by Pharmacist on November 23, 2013
Pharmacists Team Up to Help Diabetic Patients in Underserved Communities


Teams of pharmacists and other health care providers have partnered up in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes with great results. The interim results were released on October 24, 2013 and they showed that the initiatives have helped improve blood sugar control, blood pressure, A body mass index (BMI) and […]

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Pick Fruit to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Posted by Pharmacist on September 23, 2013
Pick Fruit to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Obesity rates have steadily increased in recent years as has the proliferation of low-carbohydrate diets. Health care experts advise eating less sugar and in the process of cutting carbohydrates many dieters have excluded fruit. This is a mistake, according to nutrition experts. In a recent article in The Journal of the American Medical Association Dr. […]

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Increase in Stimulant Abuse Leads to More Emergency Room Visits Among Young Adults

Posted by Pharmacist on September 20, 2013
Increase in Stimulant Abuse Leads to More Emergency Room Visits Among Young Adults

Federal health officials from a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services released a report in August reporting that the number of emergency room visits among young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 as a result of taking Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulants quadrupled between 2005 and 2011. The numbers are […]

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The Cost of Smoking

Posted by Pharmacist on August 26, 2013
The Cost of Smoking

A study conducted by The Ohio State University has found smokers cost private employers $5,816 more per year than their non-smoking co-workers. The bulk of this cost, $3,077, comes from smoke breaks. The average smoker takes around five breaks per day as opposed to the three breaks typically offered to most workers. In addition to […]

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Dementia Found to be Yet Another Risk of High Blood Sugar

Posted by Pharmacist on August 20, 2013
Dementia Found to be Yet Another Risk of High Blood Sugar

It’s no secret that diabetes is dangerous to your health. Years ago researchers discovered in the past that people with diabetes had an increased risk of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has found that patients who are not diabetic, but have higher blood glucose levels, are also at increased risk of developing […]

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Study Shows No Scholastic Benefit for Kids Taking ADHD Medication

Posted by Pharmacist on July 29, 2013
Study Shows No Scholastic Benefit for Kids Taking ADHD Medication

As more American children and adolescents are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) it has become commonplace for physicians to prescribe stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall. These “cognitive enhancers” are thought to improve focus and concentration, and as a result help those diagnosed improve academically. Now studies are showing the drugs may not help. […]

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Prescription Pain Medication Addiction on the Rise in Women

Posted by Pharmacist on July 25, 2013
Prescription Pain Medication Addiction on the Rise in Women

An analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that women’s death from prescription pain medication has quintupled since 1999. In fact, more women are dying from drug overdoses than homicide or cervical cancer. The study noted the increase is significant among white women and older women, frequently those living in rural areas. […]

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Stress Can Break Your Heart

Posted by Pharmacist on July 20, 2013
Stress Can Break Your Heart

A study published online in the European Heart Journal published June 26, 2013 confirms what many of us have thought for a long time: stress can seriously harm your health and well-being. The study observed 7,268 people, both men and women, with an average age of 50 at the beginning of the study. Over the […]

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Thrifty White Med Adherence Study

Posted by Pharmacist on July 15, 2013
Thrifty White Med Adherence Study

In 2011 Thrifty White Pharmacy launched a new appointment-based model (ABM). According to Timothy Weippert, the executive vice president of pharmacy for Thrifty White, the ABM model has pharmacies synchronize prescription refills for patient chronic conditions and arranges a monthly pick-up by appointment. This idea has been so successful the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) announced […]

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Too Much (Or Too Little) of a Good Thing? Study Finds Vitamin D Label Information is Often Wrong

Posted by Pharmacist on May 20, 2013
Too Much (Or Too Little) of a Good Thing? Study Finds Vitamin D Label Information is Often Wrong

We’ve all heard about the importance of vitamin D. It’s good for our heart, our bones and may even help prevent cancer. Because most Americans spend their workdays indoors many take a vitamin D supplement to ensure they’re getting the recommended daily allowance of 600 to 800 IU. Independent vitamin and supplement tester ConsumerLab.com conducted […]

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