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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

10 free healthcare apps you should own (iPhone and Android)

April 10, 2014

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These selection of apps were put together based on their potential to help patients start, track and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some others factors that were considered include user friendliness, ratings, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to the readers of this website. WebMD: Gives you 24/7 access to health information and decision-support tools and helps […]

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Haiti Diaries #2: Packing List

April 10, 2014

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So I’m usually a last minute packer, but I decided to do things a little different this time. Mainly because this is not a vacation where I could easily walk to the gift shop to buy items I forgot. And also because I am really trying to be a more organized person in 2014 (that […]

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GA pharmacy job roundup – 4/10/2014

April 10, 2014

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Ambulatory Infusion Pharmacist – West GA Health Sr. Pharmacy Consultant (Atlanta GA) – Towers Watson Clinical Pharmacist (Atlanta GA) – Grady Health Systems Toxicology Fellow (Atlanta GA) – Grady Health Systems 30 hour full time Floating Pharmacist (Columbus GA) – Publix  Clinical Educator (Augusta, GA – Travel position) – VMS BioMarketing Full time Floating Pharmacist […]

Are you allergic to that drug or did you just have an adverse reaction?

April 9, 2014

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Whenever I get to building a profile for a new patient, one of the questions I ask is “Are you allergic to any medication?” Many times the answer is YES, but my follow up question “What kind of reaction did you have?” usually turns my documentation into a NO. Why is that? you ask. It’s […]