Health

  • Ask Your Pharmacist–12

    Antibiotics are a great thing. They are physicians’, pharmacists’ and patients’ best friend—that is, until they are overused. It’s then that they create “super bugs,” bacteria that become drug resistant and more difficult to treat. Unfortunately, too ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–11

    Spring is in the air, and we all want to be outside after long days of being shut in against the cold. For some, that means spending time hiking and taking trips into the woods. For others, it’s planting and redoing lawns and gardens. For those folks, I say: Beware. Stumbling across the ...

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  • Attorneys General Denounce Pabst ‘Blast’

    Several attorneys general from around the United States have denounced a new beverage by the creators of Colt .45 malt liquor. Blast, a new fruity drink made by Pabst, has twice the alcohol content as the original Colt .45 malt liquor, presented in a can that looks more like soda than beer. ...

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  • Iceland’s Phallogical Museum Now Has Human “Member”

    The small island nation of Iceland is known for its frigid temperatures and volcanoes, but may now be known for something much stranger: the Phallogical Museum, which now has a human penis on display. Sigurdur Hjartarson runs the museum, located in Husavik, and told the Associated Press that ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–10

    We are bombarded daily by ads on television and in newspapers and magazines telling us about new prescription drugs that drug companies say will better heal whatever is ailing us. And almost always, they end with, “Ask your doctor about (put name of drug here).” This can be a good ...

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  • Finally, a Plan to Reduce Health Disparities

    "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane," said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech to the Medical Committee for Human Rights back in 1966. And yet, decades later, that injustice thrives – Blacks and other minorities ...

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  • Report: Most Americans Don’t Trust Nuclear Sites

    In the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, some question America’s preparedness for a nuclear disaster, and whether the U.S. food supply has been affected by the ongoing event. According to an Associated Press poll, 60 percent of Americans ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–9

    Many prescriptions come with the following instructions: “Take with Food.” This leaves some people confused as to what food to take, exactly how much food they should consume with their medicine and why do they need food? So, here’s a bit of clarification. Some medicine ...

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  • Talented Teen Beats the Odds, Heads to Johns Hopkins

    In Newark, N.J., a city riddled with poverty and crime, one individual has fought to keep his dreams alive. Stanley W. Guthrie III, currently a senior at Saint Benedict’s Prep in Newark, has been accepted to the world famous Johns Hopkins University to begin his studies toward becoming a ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–8

    Yes, it’s allergy season. You wake up with itchy eyes. You sneeze throughout the day, and you just feel miserable for hours. Trust me, I know. I am allergic just like you. The question for all of us is ‘What can you do for relief?’ First, a piece of advice. The prescription ...

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