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Staying Healthy During Flu Season
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Not every sickness gets its own season. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue until as late as May.
Can Food Really 'Burn' Fat?
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff You eat a certain food, and the extra fat on your body burns and melts away. That's the way many advertisements say it's going to work, but the concept of food "burning" fat may be more fiction than fact.
How to Soothe Teething Pain
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS When a baby is teething, the first thing most parents want to do is reach for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, homeopathic drugs or teething jewelry. But you may want to think twice before using these products.
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.
Heart Attack Differences in Women and Men
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Everyone knows that men and women have some differences. But did you know that those differences may extend all the way to health problems like heart attacks?
Sleep Aids: Understanding Your Options
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff When you can't sleep, it's difficult to get through each day. Fortunately, many over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids are safe and effective. But with so many options in the pharmacy, how do you find the one that's right for you?
Common Cold Treatments
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff When you get a cold, you may find yourself rushing to your local pharmacy or grocery store to get some medications to treat it. Keep reading to see what you can do to get better faster.
Probiotics 101
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff You've heard about the importance of having a "healthy gut." You might've even heard about probiotics. But what is the real story on these so-called "healthy" bacteria?
Do You Tell Your Doctor the Truth?
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.