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Gout Explained
Once called the "disease of kings," gout is marked by tenderness, redness and pain in joints — mainly in the big toe. Read on for some helpful tips to prevent gout flare-ups.
Preventing Lead Exposure in Kids
Here's what you need to know for National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.
Your Medications Are Expired. Now What?
Most people check the expiration date on their milk carton before taking a big gulp. But what about the expiration dates found in their medicine cabinet?
Stress and Your Health
Stress is part of everyday life. In fact, sometimes it's normal and not all bad. Read on for some tips to reduce your stress.
Mammogram Myths
For National Mammography Day, we're debunking four common mammogram myths.
Medical Myths Busted
Grandma might have told you that you'll catch a cold if you go outside with wet hair. Even if you didn't buy into that old wives’ tale, there are plenty of other health myths out there that seem true — but aren't.
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.
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Those Hands
Oct. 15 is Global Handwashing Day, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to stay healthy.
Mammograms: What You Need to Know
Mammograms can help detect breast cancer at an early stage. That means they can lead to early treatment, which can save lives.
Depression or Just the Blues?
Today is National Depression Screening Day. Here's what you need to know.