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Act F.A.S.T. to Spot a Stroke
Do you know the signs of a stroke? Knowing the signs and symptoms can make all the difference.
For American Heart Month, Say No to Heart Disease
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But you can say no to heart disease by learning about the condition and taking steps to improve your heart health.
For American Heart Month, Give Your Heart a Tune-Up
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Looking to lower your blood pressure?
More Blood Pressure Medications Recalled
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS If you take losartan or a product containing valsartan, you may have a recalled and potentially dangerous medication in your medicine cabinet, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Heart Attack Differences in Women and Men
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Everyone knows that men and women have some differences. But did you know that those differences may extend all the way to health problems like heart attacks?
How Statins Save Lives
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff The health benefits of statins "greatly outweigh the risks," according to a new study. So what's the story with these cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Check Your Medicine: Blood Pressure Rx Recalled
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS If you take valsartan or a product containing valsartan, you may have a recalled and potentially dangerous medication in your medicine cabinet, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned.
Oleic Acid and Heart Health
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement about the heart health claims surrounding oleic acid.
Common Blood Pressure Rx Recalled
If you take irbesartan or a product containing irbesartan, you may have a recalled and potentially dangerous medication in your medicine cabinet, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home
If you're not doing these things, you're measuring your blood pressure wrong.