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Measles Outbreaks
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise.
The Importance of Private Talks with Your Doctor
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Many young people never get to have private discussions with their doctors without their parents in the room, according to a new study. And that could affect how adolescents feel about their doctors and preventive medicine.
Fireworks: Celebrate Safely
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff As you prepare to ring in the new year, you need to know a few things about fireworks and how to keep your family safe.
Tips to Prevent the Common Cold
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Cold and flu season has arrived, but that doesn't have to mean you or your family will get sick. Outsmart germs with these simple strategies.
Polio-Like Condition Reported in US
You might have heard the recent reports of US children suddenly becoming weak in their arms or legs. Here's what you need to know about this condition.
Trick-or-Treating Health Tips
Kids love Halloween because of all the candy — and parents may begrudge the holiday for the same reason. That's why it's important to know how to keep your kids safe while they're trick-or-treating.
Halloween Eye Safety
Halloween is all about fun — complete with cool costumes, mountains of candy, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. So don't let potential eye dangers get in the way of all the Halloween thrills.
Preventing Lead Exposure in Kids
Here's what you need to know for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.
Some EpiPen Expiration Dates Extended
Here's what you need to know about what's being done to address the ongoing EpiPen shortage.
How to Handle Bites and Stings
Summer means spending time at the beach, playing outside and having other outdoor adventures. It also means lots of opportunities for bites and stings from bugs and wildlife.