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Shingrix Shingles Vaccine Now Available!

Are you protected against shingles?  Whether you have received the first vaccine available for shingles prevention (Zostavax) or not, you are likely not fully protected from developing the shingles rash. As of October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine, Shingrix, to be used against shingles.  The Center for Disease […]

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Multi-dose Packaging: Simplifying Your Medication Schedule

Medication compliance is a common struggle that can affect even the most alert and organized patients. No person is immune to mixing up medications and dosage frequencies, and the challenge to administer medication correctly only intensifies with age and/or increasing number of medications prescribed. In a previous article, Kathryn Stark, Pharm.D. discussed the importance of […]

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The Real Holiday Grinch: Stress

Let’s be real…. The holidays can be stressful! While enjoying fun times with friends and family, you will most likely also be busy cooking, cleaning for guests and don’t forget – shopping! This much activity can wear you down and often leave you feeling under the weather. You may even begin wondering if the Grinch […]

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Three Key Vitamins and Why You Need Them

By: Keifer Williams The conventional wisdom is that vitamins are good for us, and that conventional wisdom would be correct. Vitamins are important to our overall health because they are used to perform many different tasks within the body. We can get vitamins we need from the foods we eat, but can you honestly say […]

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Vaginal Dryness: It’s Not Just You

While maybe not the most comfortable topic to discuss, we understand how common of an issue vaginal dryness is for women. We want you to know that you are not alone. It’s a common problem and we are here to provide you information to help you address your concerns. Vaginal atrophy, also often simply referred […]

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Understanding Dementia

By: Rickie Porter, P.D. Many people have memory loss issues, but this certainly does not mean they have Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.  There are many causes of memory problems.  If you or a loved one is experiencing memory concerns you should visit your doctor to learn the reason.  Some causes can be reversed. […]

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Folic Acid Supplementation

By: Rebecca Kyle, Pharm.D. Folate is a water soluble B vitamin also known as vitamin B9.  Folate refers to the vitamin as it is found naturally in foods. The man made version of it, often found in multivitamins, is known as folic acid. Folate is found in a variety of foods including dark green leafy […]

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Subscription for Your Prescriptions: Medication Adherence

By: Kathryn Stark, Pharm.D. There are so many things in this world to occupy our precious and valuable time these days and spending time waiting at the pharmacy with countless trips to pickup medications shouldn’t be one of them. Many Americans, on average, are taking more than 3 prescription medications for chronic diseases or illnesses […]

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Poison Ivy: Recognize, Avoid, & Treat

By: Denise Roark, Pharm.D. Poison ivy is native to North America and grows in every one of the lower 48 states except California.  It grows mainly in clusters on the edges of woodland, where there is plenty of sunlight for it to grow.  It is characterized by clusters of three leaflets, each growing on its […]

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Serotonin Syndrome: What You Need to Know

Serotonin is a chemical found in the body that helps your nerves and brain work. Some medications and supplements including prescription and even some over-the-counter ones can cause an increase of serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which means it is released from one nerve (or neuron) and “transmits” a signal to a nearby nerve. […]