Posted on Aug 14, 2014
Menactra is a safe and effective vaccine that helps to protect against meningococcal disease. This disease is rare, but serious. Despite its serious nature, diagnosing meningitis is difficult, as the symptoms are similar to the flu.
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and all foods made with these grains. Gluten-free diets can be used to treat medical conditions such as Celiac’s disease, a digestive disorder where the body reacts to gluten by damaging the small...
Posted on May 13, 2014
Most of us are familiar with artificial sweeteners. One of the simplest things we are taught to do to lose weight is to switch from drinking regular soda to diet soda. The question is, are artificial sweeteners really all they are cracked up to be?
Posted on Mar 14, 2014
Now that you can’t use the cold weather as an excuse to not go outside, it’s time to get off that couch, turn off the TV, and start moving around. While exercise is a difficult habit to get into, one thing that can help is keeping in mind the...
Posted on Jan 21, 2014
In such a fast-paced world with so much going on, stressful situations can come up at any time. How do people deal with their stress?
Posted on Jan 2, 2014
Many people make New Years resolutions to quit smoking. Quitting is really difficult - don't let that neighbor who swears he quit cold turkey with no problem fool or discourage you. He's likely pulling your leg. Not only is nicotine one of the most...
Posted on Dec 11, 2013
As I sat at my Thanksgiving dinner enjoying some delicious cranberry sauce, it got me thinking about cranberry supplements. Do they truly work for preventing urinary tract infections (UTIs), also known as bladder infections?
Posted on Dec 3, 2013
Maintaining proper bone health is important. Calcium, vitamin D, exercise and lifestyle choices can all affect bone health.
Posted on Nov 18, 2013
Not too long ago, a lot of my friends got married and now they are all having babies. As the pharmacist in the bunch, I am always getting questions about which over-the-counter medications are okay to take and which are not. With a new baby in tow, my...
Posted on Nov 14, 2013
It's that time of year again when the coughing, sneezing and sniffles try to get the best of us. If you have to see your doctor and he prescribes you an antibiotic it is a good idea to take a probiotic as well.