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Health Tips

  1. June 09, 2024

    Your meds might make you heat-sensitive

    Did you know that hot weather doesn’t mix with some medications? If you take antidepressants, stimulants (for, say, ADHD), diuretics (for high blood pressure), anticholinergics, beta blockers (for heart issues), you might find some unexpected side effects during the summer.

    Some of them make it harder for your body to regulate its temperature, raising your risk of heat exhaustion — often by reducing your ability to sweat properly. Others, including some antibiotics, can make you more sensitive to the sun.

    Don’t risk exhaustion, heat stroke, or even serious sunburn. Find out if the meds you take might require a few extra precautions.

    The good news is that you don’t need to wait (and pay) for a doctor’s appointment to find out if you might be affected. Just ask your pharmacist. They’re

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  2. May 24, 2024

    Magic potion potential? Let's talk about methylene blue

    By Tenille Davis, PharmD, RPh, BCSCP, FACP

    What if you were told there was a single drug that had been around for 100 years that acts as a potent antioxidant, improves mitochondrial and cognitive function and mood, and has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects? You’d hardly believe it because it sounds too good to be true. However, the synthetic dye methylene blue is used for all of these purposes — and more.

    Methylene blue is a blue dye and bioactive substance. The first synthetic drug developed in modern history and originally used in the treatment of malaria, it was first approved by the FDA to treat methemoglobinemia, a rare blood disorder that affects how red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medications. Now, it is better known as a fish tank antiseptic and a dye for blue jeans.

    It has been used for many different illnesses and conditions over the

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  3. May 13, 2024

    Taking an Integrative Approach to PCOS Management: A Guide for Healthcare Practitioners

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex endocrine disorder that affects women of reproductive age worldwide. As healthcare practitioners, it is essential to adopt a holistic and integrative approach to the management of PCOS to address its multifaceted nature. In this blog, we will explore the principles of integrative medicine and provide practical strategies for treating PCOS from a comprehensive perspective.

    PCOS is not just about reproductive or hormonal issues; it involves a combination of metabolic, hormonal, and psychological factors. Integrative medicine views the body as a whole system, recognizing the interconnectedness of various physiological functions. By treating the underlying imbalances and supporting overall health, we can better manage PCOS and improve patients' quality of life.

    Integrative Treatment Approaches

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  4. April 24, 2024

    Magic potion potential? Let's talk about methylene blue

    By Tenille Davis, PharmD, RPh, BCSCP, FACP

    What if you were told there was a single drug that had been around for 100 years that acts as a potent antioxidant, improves mitochondrial and cognitive function and mood, and has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects? You’d hardly believe it because it sounds too good to be true. However, the synthetic dye methylene blue is used for all of these purposes — and more.

    Methylene blue is a blue dye and bioactive substance. The first synthetic drug developed in modern history and originally used in the treatment of malaria, it was first approved by the FDA to treat methemoglobinemia, a rare blood disorder that affects how red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body. It is on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medications. Now, it is better known as a fish tank antiseptic and a dye for blue jeans.

    It has been used for many different illnesses and conditions over the

    Read More
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