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Pharmacist Wendy Kinne
July 2020
Are Some Sunscreens Better Than Others?

The best sunscreen is the one you wear. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 30% of women and 15% of men use sunscreen regularly. Put some on, and…

Pharmacist Tom Deusbout
June 2020
What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are two terms that are often used interchangeably to describe memory loss. In reality, however, they are different. Dementia is a non-reversible decline in mental function. While…

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May 2020
How Can My Pharmacist Help Increase My Awareness of Risk Factors for Stroke?

Pharmacists are wonderful resources for gaining insight into and understanding medication, disease states and risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke. Pharmacists can provide education to increase patient understanding…

Pharmacist Jaime Cadarette
April 2020
What Can I Do to Prevent Seasonal Allergies?

A key way to prevent seasonal allergies is to reduce exposure. This can be done in many ways. Keeping pollen out of your house is an important first step in…

Pharmacist John W. Seymour
March 2020
What Are Some Key Cancer Risk Factors I Should Be Aware Of?

Some of the most common risk factors for cancer include sun exposure, aging, tobacco use, exposure to chemicals and radiation, alcohol consumption, family history and a poor diet. Some causes…

Pharmacist Trish White
February 2020
What Are Some Ways I Can Assess and Monitor My Heart Health?

When starting a conversation with a patient, I always ask what their concerns are and what they currently do to stay healthy. I also ask them general questions about their…

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