Understanding Diabetes Refresh

Posted by Pharmacist on April 03, 2011
Understanding Diabetes Refresh

Diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease that is marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.  25.8 million children and adults in the United States -8.3% of the population- have diabetes.  7 million people in the U.S. have undiagnosed diabetes, and 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people 20 years and […]

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Vitamin D

Posted by Pharmacist on August 12, 2010
Vitamin D

Many doctors are now checking vitamin D levels at routine physicals.  Why?  Well, new research has shown that vitamin D plays a major role in 17 different types of cancer along with stroke, heart disease, diabetes, depression, hypertension, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, autoimmune disease, birth defects and more. How do you obtain enough […]

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First Defense for GI Ailments

Posted by Pharmacist on July 31, 2010
First Defense for GI Ailments

If you suffer from lactose intolerance, heartburn, acid reflux or other stomach problems, your physician or pharmacist can recommend a variety of medications to treat these problems.  As a first defense, you may want to try some natural remedies before you initiate a drug.  Here is a list of some of the best: Tea: A […]

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Prescription Errors & Decimal Points

Posted by Pharmacist on July 23, 2010
Prescription Errors & Decimal Points

The small decimal point has the power of providing the precise medication for someone or wreaking havoc by providing too much or too little medication to patients.  Proper decimal point placement cannot be overstated.  Prescriptions that are faxed, written or typed on no carbon-required forms, or written on lined paper all carry the risk of […]

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Ten Tips for Weight Loss

Posted by Pharmacist on July 13, 2010
Ten Tips for Weight Loss

Be realistic. Healthy weight loss is around 1-2 pounds per week.  Much more than that is going to be water weight.  One pound is equal to 3,500 calories.  So, you need to eat 500-1000 calories less a day or exercise to equal that amount.  The best way is a combination of both diet and exercise […]

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New Products

Posted by Pharmacist on June 26, 2010
New Products

New Drug Products There are various new drug products on the market or coming to the market soon. New drugs, new OTC’s, new generics and even new indications for current drugs. New Drugs PrimaBella– is a therapeutic device worn on the wrist for the treatment of vomiting and nausea during pregnancy. Pulses are gently emitted […]

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Prescription Savings Ideas

Posted by Pharmacist on May 23, 2010
Prescription Savings Ideas

How do you save on prescription drugs?  Get your pharmacist and pharmacy technician involved.  That is what we are here for!  As a pharmacist, I have come to know some of the tricks to getting the right drug therapy at the right price.  For example, both of my daughters have had several ear infections and […]

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Manufacturer Listing

Posted by Pharmacist on May 07, 2010
Manufacturer Listing

I’ve created this blog entry to provide an index of the major drug manufacturers and their associated websites.  For each manufacturer you will see links to yahoo finance as well. Abbott Labs Home Page | Profile | Recent News | Message Board Alcon Home Page | Profile | Recent News | Message Board Altana AG […]

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Probiotics

Posted by Pharmacist on May 07, 2010
Probiotics

Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut.  Probiotics are available in both foods and dietary supplements.  Foods containing probiotics include yogurt, some juices and soy beverages, miso, fermented and unfermented milk, and tempeh.  The bacteria can be added or may have been present originally in […]

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How To Become a Pharmacy Technician

Posted by Pharmacist on January 25, 2010
How To Become a Pharmacy Technician

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