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In health news this week

May 2, 2014

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Pill to switch of hunger in the horizon News 4 investigates: Prices for prescription drugs may vary by pharmacy Drug Take-Back events set record numbers Who really pays for health care? Answer might surprise you CDC: 5 things that cause two-thirds of U.S. deaths Its time to stop ignoring the bad air we breathe New […]

Choosing the right anti-malarial drug

April 25, 2014

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Every year, World Malaria Day is commemorated on the 25th of April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. In honor of this effort, I hope to share some information on malaria for U.S residents and travelers. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium vivax (P.vivax), which is transmitted via the bites of infected […]

Get completely vaccinated at your local pharmacy

April 23, 2014

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Did you know that most pharmacists undergo a vaccine-training course offered by the American Pharmacists Association(APhA) where they learn how vaccines are made, how to give them, and who should (not) not receive them? Did you also know that it could probably save you the long wait time at your doctors office if you got your vaccinations […]

GA pharmacy job roundup – 4/23/2014

April 23, 2014

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National coverage specialist (Travel position) – Healix Assistant Pharmacy Manager (Columbus GA) – Publix Executive Team Leader Pharmacy Manager (Warner Robins GA) – Target Managing Pharmacy Consultant (Alpharetta GA) – GA Dept. of Labor Pharmacist Consultant (Atlanta GA) – WellPoint Pharmacist (Rome GA) – Kindred Hospital Sr Pharmacist Consultant (Travel Position) – CareFusion Assistant Director […]

Happy World Earth Day!

April 22, 2014

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How did you celebrate your World Earth day? I practiced “going green” today at work by threatening asking my co-workers (nicely) not to print any unnecessary docs. in order to preserve paper. We’re just a tad ‘print-happy’ over there so it may be a struggle to keep this up, but I’ll keep you all posted. Pray our […]

Haiti diaries #4: Cité Soleil – Part 1 (THE CLINIC)

April 22, 2014

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Cité Soleil is one of the poorest, and most dangerous parts of Port-au-Prince. The trash, waste and living conditions are so poor in this area that no water is suitable for drinking except what MICECC provides. Cité Soleil is also where the H.O.M. clinic is located. Hidden behind the high walls of a gated compound, the clinic is made up […]

Got drugs? Dispose of them next week using the National Take-Back initiative

April 20, 2014

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Got drugs laying around the house that you have no use for? Do you wonder what to do with prescription medications that have been left behind by deceased family members? Are you spring cleaning your cabinets and getting rid of expired medications? Are you worried about friends and family members abusing your old medications? If […]

Haiti Diaries #3: Welcome to the Republic of Haiti

April 20, 2014

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“Bonjou…Sa fè lontan!” – “Hello…Long time no see!” So I got back from Port-Au-Prince last night (hence the drought in blog posts) and AMAZING is an understatement for my experience. I have so much to share, but I will try not to bore/overwhelm you all with the minor details. However if you ever get a sudden […]

Q: Which goes on first – insect repellent or sunscreen?

April 11, 2014

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A: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  you should apply sunscreen first before lightly applying insect repellent. Usually about 15 to 20 minutes apart. The reason is that sunscreen is highly absorptive, therefore putting it on top of repellent may cause your skin to soak up more of the chemicals (such as DEET) […]

In health news this week

April 11, 2014

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Were you at this concert? You may have measles One foreign health worker dies, five infected with MERS in UAE Creating body parts in a lab Some expired drugs are okay to use (VIDEO) Ebola virus continues to rage in West Africa WHO: Ebola outbreak one of the ‘most challenging’ Health secretary resigns after Obamacare […]