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Fighting Perinatal Depression
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that clinicians provide counseling to pregnant and postpartum women who face a raised risk of depression.
Heated Tobacco Devices: Not a Safe Option
New heated tobacco devices are not a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes or using electronic cigarettes, according to a new study.
New Depression Treatment Nears FDA Approval
Esketamine is considered the first big depression advance since the approval of Prozac — and it's nearing approval for treatment-resistant depression.
Reducing Women's Cancer Risk
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Everyday choices can play a significant role in your risk of cancer, regardless of your gender. Here are some specific steps women can take to reduce their cancer risk.
Cracking Down on Illegal Alzheimer's Treatments
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against 17 companies that were illegally selling products claiming to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
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.
Winter Safety Tips
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Whether you're ready for them or not, the winter months are upon us. It's time to make sure your family knows how to stay safe and healthy this winter.
Working in the Cold: What You Need to Know
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS It's wintertime again — when temperatures take a dive. But don't let your health take a dive, too
Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time.
First Generic Advair Diskus Gets Green Light
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic Advair Diskus to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).