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Going on Vacation? Here's What You Need to Know
Traveling can expose you to a number of risks — from foodborne illnesses to sunburns. To keep that exciting summer trip fun and safe, keep these four tips in mind.
Preventing Falls
Falls can happen in the blink of an eye, and they can completely change your future. But you can take steps to prevent medication-related falls.
The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
Some Bacteria Can Be a Good Thing
Did you know there are more bacterial cells in your gut than human cells in your whole body? It’s true. But there’s no need to panic.
You Asked, We Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is, "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" We've answered that question and several others below. See what other questions made the list.
What You Need to Know Before Surgery
If you are scheduled for surgery that requires anesthesia, here's what you need to know about how to best prepare for your procedure.
8 Tips to Prevent Medication Errors
Unfortunately, medication errors occur relatively often — and they can harm you and your family. The good news is there are ways to avoid medication errors.
Safe and Healthy Easter Tips
Easter, a joyful celebration for many, is quickly approaching. To ensure your family, friends and coworkers have a safe Easter holiday, keep the following safety tips in mind.
FDA: Company Illegally Marketed Genetic Test
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to a genomics lab for illegally marketing a genetic test.
Vaccines: Not Just Kid Stuff
Immunizations aren't just for kids. Adults need vaccinations, too. Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to prevent disease.