• Prediabetes

    Prediabetes

    Brought to you by Andrew Altobelli – RPH Prediabetes, also known as borderline diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance, is when your blood sugar level is higher than it should be but not high enough for your doctor to diagnose you with diabetes. Almost all people who develop type II diabetes have prediabetes first. About 84Read more

  • Pharmaceutical Compounding

    Pharmaceutical Compounding

    What is Pharmaceutical Compounding? Compounding is the preparation and dispensing of personalized medications that have prescribed to meet a patient’s individual needs. Many people have unique health needs that off-the-shelf prescription medicines cannot meet. For them, customized, compounded medications prepared by specially trained, licensed compounding pharmacists are the best way to meet these needs. AtRead more

  • Stay Hydrated this Summer

    Stay Hydrated this Summer

    Brought to you by Tina Hausner – PharmD Dehydration can happen any time of year but is especially common during the hot summer months when you lose water through sweat. It is important to drink 8 cups of water per day, and more if while exercising, working, or spend a lot of time outside. HereRead more

  • Safe Medication Disposal

    Safe Medication Disposal

    Brought to you by Ben Koble – PharmD Unused medications can pose a major risk for drug diversion, poisoning, or injury. Flushing medication down the toilet can contaminate our water supply and throwing medication in the garbage can contaminate ground water for generations. The best way to dispose of most types of old, unused, unwanted,Read more

  • Sun Health

    Sun Health

    UV rays are invisible radiation that passes through your skin and damages your cells. That damage can result in sunburns, suntans, skin spots, wrinkles, eye damage, and skin cancer. To protect yourself… Stay out of the sun when it is strongest (10am-2pm) Use sunscreen with a high SPF Wear protective clothing Wear wraparound sunglasses thatRead more

  • Tips to Prevent Insomnia

    Tips to Prevent Insomnia

    Brought to you by Andrew Altobelli – RPH During the day Exercise regularly. Even a 20 minute walk can help you relax Limit naps. If you must take a nap, try no more than 30 minutes Before bedtime Avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, and nicotine in the evening Limit liquids before bedtime Turn off the televisionRead more

  • Shingles

    Shingles

    Brought to you by Tom Simpson – RPH Shingles is a painful rash that can lead to serious complications, such as postherpetic neuralgia (pain that lasts months to years after shingles), infections, and even blindness in rare cases. Up to 20% of people will get shingles in their lifetime. It is most common in peopleRead more

  • Vitamin D and your health

    Vitamin D and your health

    Brought to you by Tina Hausner – PharmD Vitamin D is essential for bone health and to prevent fractures and osteoporosis Vitamin D is found in fatty fish, beef liver, egg yolks, and some cheeses, among other sources It is also synthesized by your body when exposed to the UV rays in sunlight Many adultsRead more

  • Lyme Disease Awareness

    Lyme Disease Awareness

    Brought to you by Ben Koble – PharmD Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by the deer tick (black-legged tick). Untreated, it can affect the joints, nervous system, and heart. There is currently no vaccine, so prevention is important: When going outdoors, wear light clothing with long sleeves and pants tucked into socks. AvoidRead more