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Understanding & Managing Asthma

Approximately 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with Asthma equating to about 1 in every 13 people. It isn’t certain what causes Asthma, although there is evidence to suggest that it could be a combination of both genetic and environmental factors. Attacks can be triggered by a variety of things including allergens, respiratory infections, physical […]
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Is It Time to Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet?

When was the last time you cleaned out your family medicine cabinet? Chances are fair that it contains a few bottles of expired cough syrup, the remnants of that course of antibiotics you didn’t finish and possibly a selection of vitamins you purchased with the intention of going on a health kick! Now is as […]
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Dealing with Heat Stroke this Summer

As the summer months roll in and the temperature starts to rise, one thing to be wary of is heat stroke, also known as sunstroke. It is a severe type of heat injury and is usually considered a medical emergency. If you suspect a friend or family member has heat stroke, it is recommended you […]
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Your Guide to Dealing with Heartburn

Most of us have experienced heartburn at some stage in our lives, and that burning pain is certainly not pleasant. However, it is something that is often dismissed as a minor irritation that soon passes. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, and frequent heartburn can be an indication of more severe problems. In fact, […]
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A Simple Guide to Understanding Cholesterol

One of the many things we can advise on here at Vaughn Pharmacy is how best to go about managing cholesterol levels. However, many of our patients are interested to know a little bit more about what the numbers on their cholesterol test mean, so we have put together a basic guide to help you learn more. […]
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How to Deal with Hay Fever

With Spring most definitely in the air, it is time for trees to blossom and the grass to grow. Sounds great, right? However, if you are one of the unlucky 20% of all Americans who suffer from hay fever, then it can be a time of year where you wish you were able to simply […]