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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.
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.
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.
Teaching Kids to Brush Their Teeth
It's National Children’s Dental Health Month. That means it's the perfect time to make sure your little ones have the skills they need to maintain healthy teeth for life.
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.
Children's Dental Health
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS When do you take your baby to the dentist? When do you start brushing your baby's teeth? What toothpaste should you use?
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.
Reducing Men'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 men can take to reduce their cancer risk.
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.