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  • Ask Your Pharmacist-5

    Everybody wants to save money, particularly me. I’ve been known to squeeze a dollar so tight the eagle grins. Some folks are particularly good at saving at the grocery store through coupons. Legendary are the stories of people who have bought $100 worth of groceries with $30 and a fist ...

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  • N.Y. Black Anti-Abortion Billboard Removed

    A contentious anti-abortion billboard in Manhattan that linked Blacks to excessive abortions was removed by an outdoor advertising firm Feb. 25, CBS News reported. The ad, created by pro-life nonprofit organization Life Always, showed a Black girl under the text, “The most dangerous place ...

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  • First Lady’s Vacation Meal Sparks Controversy

    Radio host Rush Limbaugh recently took to the air waves to criticize first lady Michelle Obama’s eating habits. According to a report by Vail Daily, the First Lady dined on a pickled pumpkin salad, arugula, braised ancho-chile short rib with hominy, wild mushrooms and sautéed kale ...

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  • Hungry? Road Kill Becoming Dinner for Some

    It’s dead, it used to be furry and it’s finding its way onto some Americans’ dinner plates. Though consuming road kill may seem like a surefire way to induce nausea among most individuals, some people are finding creative ways to turn these highway animal casualties into ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist-4

    It’s time for us to have a little chat about how to take your medicine properly. I know that sounds simple, but too often I have patients who come to me who are taking their medicine incorrectly. The confusion seems to stem from the terms “take twice a day,” or “three ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist – February 19, 2011

    Two of the more frustrating and confusing words in pharmacy for patients are “prior authorization.” Patients hate it. It’s time consuming, but it’s a requirement by insurance companies for certain drugs. What it means is your doctor must fax a form to the insurance ...

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  • Study Says Women’s Tears Weaken Male Arousal

    A study by the Weizmann Institute in Israel says that women’s tears are a turnoff for men, as scientists claim they have demonstrated that emotional signals are chemically encoded in tears and reduce the sexual arousal in men. In a test, male volunteers sniffed tears or a saline solution ...

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  • Lymph Node Study May Change Breast Cancer Treatment

    According to a new study, early breast cancer patients may not need multiple lymph nodes removed, a common practice used to prevent the spread of tumors. The research, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association Feb. 9, found that the procedure does not increase survival rates ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist – February 11, 2011

    Let me say this right off; children are not little adults. That’s particularly true when it comes to medication. So, when considering over-the-counter medicine for your children, you shouldn’t give them any drugs that don’t indicate the correct dosage. Most over-the-counter ...

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  • Heart Health in the Season of Love

    February is a time each year when hearts take center stage – every convenience store from New York to Los Angeles is virtually covered in heart-shaped chocolate, candies and cards. But there’s another heart of the non-confectionary variety we should also take time to think about ...

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  • Save Your Life by Having Your Eyes Examined

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Having your eyes examined not only can prevent blindness, it can save your life. That is the message of three Howard University Hospital physicians who this week will be discussing how eye exams can ward off stroke, heart attacks and other health concerns. Dr. Robert A. ...

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