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10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 1)

April 2, 2014

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Lets face it, despite the 7 million people who have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, there are still a host of people out there without insurance. And even for those who do have insurance, there is sometimes an overwhelming struggle to cover the cost of co-pays for health visits and medications. Therefore with […]

Top 5 arguments surrounding the legalization of Cannabis (Marijuana)

March 29, 2014

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You may know it as weed, ganja, pot, blunt, dope, smoke, herb etc, but its technical name is Cannabis (aka Marijuana), and it is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. It refers to the parts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as other related […]

Black people need sunscreen too

March 29, 2014

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Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching, which means your social calendar is about to explode with outdoor activities – family reunions, picnics, BBQ’s, beach holidays etc. This is probably one of the most important and “funnest” seasons of the year! Sunny days have a way of putting a skip in your step, brightening […]

Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014

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Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]

Anxious about your colonoscopy? You don’t have to be

March 18, 2014

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Let’s face it, when most of us see or hear the word “colonoscopy” our butt cheeks clench involuntarily. Most of my patients complain that one of the worst things about turning 50, is the thought of going in for this particular procedure (you will probably need one earlier than 50, if you have a family […]

March 2014 generics

March 13, 2014

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This is a new series I will be writing every month, to help all my readers keep track of the new generics that have been approved by the FDA. As we all know, generics are usually considerably cheaper than their brand equivalents, and can save you a whole lot of money while you are on […]

10 ways to survive this spring allergy season

March 12, 2014

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Last Sunday, we “sprung forward” and a few of us uttered a deep groan – spring is literally in the air, in form of pollen. It’s that time of the year again; noses blocked, eyes watery and crusty, skin dry, and we’re sneezing up a storm. Let’s face it, even though this is one of […]

15 things your community pharmacists wish you knew

August 5, 2013

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You’re not bothering us by asking questions about your medication: When we say “do you have any questions?” this is not a rhetoric question, we really mean it. No matter how busy we seem to be, most states require pharmacists to counsel patients and answer their questions (this includes Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications and herbals). According […]

OSCAR bodies! The appeal of over the counter weight loss pills

February 25, 2013

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MUST. LOSE. WEIGHT. These were the thoughts of probably more than 50% of women watching the Oscars tonight, including myself. Trendy, slinky evening gowns on toned, skinny, size 0 bodies. How do these ladies stay so lean, trim and fab?! I know most of us revisited our New-Year resolutions tonight – DROP THOSE EXTRA POUNDS! […]