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Pharmacist Elizabeth Louthan
April 2019
How Should I Dispose of Old, Expired or Unused Medications?

Expired or unused medications should be disposed of as soon as possible to prevent harm to yourself or other individuals, as well as to reduce the risk of drug diversion.…

supplements and herbal medicine
March 2019
Should I Consider Taking Supplements Like Vitamins or Herbal Medicines?

A balanced, high-quality diet of fresh fruits, vegetables and protein is enough to deliver the vitamins and mineral nutrients the body needs. However, other factors can help determine the need…

Pharmacist Sheroyl Kirby
February 2019
What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for one in four deaths or about 610,000 deaths per year. Heart disease can run in families due…

Doctor Benjamin McNabb
January 2019
Is It Possible to Take Too Many Vitamins?

The liver and kidneys are generally very efficient at removing excess vitamins and nutrients that the body does not need. However, long-term overuse of certain vitamins can be harmful. Vitamins…

December 2018
What's the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

It’s nearly impossible to tell the difference between a cold and the flu based on symptoms alone because they are so similar, but there are some contrasts. Symptoms of a…

Pharmacist Clay Hayner
November 2018
What are Your Top Tips for Managing Diabetes?

1. Make an appointment with a diabetes educator. Diabetes management is not easy – in fact, it can seem like a full-time job. A diabetes educator is the perfect complement…

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