Health

  • Arizona Struggles with Medical Marijuana Law

    The first medical marijuana related superstore opened in Arizona this week amid lawsuits over whether the state’s medical marijuana program should be allowed to continue. A California-based hydroponics supply company, weGrow, opened a center in Phoenix on June 1. Dhar Mann, the ...

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  • Workplace Culture Blamed for Obesity

    America’s high obesity rates may be linked to an increase in desk jobs and less physical activity at work, according to a just-released national study. Today’s U.S. workers are far less active in the workplace than their parents and grandparents, according to the findings of a study ...

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  • District Workers Join in National Bike to Work Day

    District residents wheeled along the city’s streets May 18 as part of National Bike to Work Day as more than 10,000 local cyclists participated in a joint campaign by AAA and the Washington Area Bicyclists Association. The average price of a gallon of gas nationwide stood at $3.92 on the ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–15

    There is a message on your phone from your drug store notifying you that your prescription is ready for pick- up! This is a surprise to you since you had not requested a prescription refill. This happened mostly likely because you were signed up by your pharmacy for its “automatic refill ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–14

    People everywhere are asking, where is the Sudafed and Claritin D? Many of you have searched your local pharmacy shelves looking for the medication to relieve your stuffy nose and sinus pressure only to find empty shelves with a notice stating “Available at the Pharmacy Counter.” ...

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  • Keep an Eye on Your Vision

    Americans agree that eyesight has a huge impact on day-to-day living and is one of the senses they fear losing most. Unfortunately, people often do not pay attention to their eye health unless they notice a problem. Many common eye diseases that can lead to vision loss and blindness, such as ...

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  • Ask Your Pharmacist–13

    It’s that time of year when men and women of all ages become obsessed with getting slimmer for the summer. With the majority of Americans reportedly considered overweight, millions of folks have flocked to the local drug store in search of a magic pill that will melt away the pounds. But ...

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  • Federal Proposal for Marketing Kids’ Food Released

    A federal interagency work group is seeking industry and public comment on proposed food marketing guidelines which would limit the ways in which sugar, fat and salt-laden food is advertised to children. The preliminary version of the voluntary restrictions came at the request of congressional ...

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