Posted on Sep 15, 2016
It is that time of year again to prepare for the cold and flu season. While it is recommended to get the flu vaccine each season, the flu vaccine alone may not be enough to handle all the viruses that circulate our way. Luckily, Fagen Pharmacy carries...
Posted on Aug 19, 2016
Those with young children know of the convenient nasal spray flu vaccine, FluMist, that was first available September 2003 and a big help for needle-phobic children. However, on June 22, 2016, new data from the CDC showed this nasal vaccine to be only...
Posted on Jul 25, 2016
School is out and the kids are home, but how are they spending their time? In today's world, there are so many different ways to communicate with friends, play games, watch television and see videos online. Most of the time these activities come with a...
Posted on Feb 1, 2016
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and of Agriculture (USDA) are required to jointly publish new dietary guidelines every 5 years. The new guidelines for 2015-2020 were released in January of 2016.
Posted on Jan 4, 2016
What is SAD? SAD is seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that comes and goes at certain times of the year. Most who suffer from SAD begin to have symptoms in the fall, those symptoms may continue and worsen during the winter months....
Posted on Dec 1, 2015
Many of us have heard the term compounding and seen compounding pharmacies, but what does that mean? Compounding is when a pharmacist mixes together multiple medications or changes a medication to meet an individual patient’s needs.
Posted on Nov 10, 2015
Processed foods are unhealthy. This is especially true for people with chronic health problems. Unfortunately, knowing that a food is not healthy is not enough. Often, patients know what foods they should eat, but they may not be able to afford them.
Posted on Sep 2, 2015
This season's flu shot will contain two new flu strains that weren't present in last season's shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted on Aug 1, 2015
It’s a well-known fact that diet is an important aspect of diabetes control. Patients with diabetes are often taught to focus on including whole grains, lean meats, fruits, and vegetables in their diet.
Posted on Jul 14, 2015
Now that the weather has finally made up its mind and it is warming up, there’s never been a better time to ditch your indoor blues and head outside. Not only does being outdoors boost your mood, but it offers a variety of opportunities to be...