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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Surgeon for the Civil Rights Movement, David M. French, Dies

David M. French, a surgeon, teacher and civil rights advocate who helped care for the victims of violent opponents to civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s, strengthened access to public health care in the...

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