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Last Year’s Deadly Flu Season Prompts Vaccination Push

It’s that time again when flu begins to rear its ugly head! This year, public health officials are calling for the public to ensure they get vaccinated following last year’s deadly flu season. In 2017-18 approximately 80,000 people across the United States died as a result of flu according to the US Surgeon General, Jerome […]
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How to Choose OTC Pain Relief

Suffering from sore muscles or a blinding headache? The chances are fair that you are going to reach for some pain relief, but do you know what you are taking? Is it even the most appropriate treatment for this particular ailment? Your local pharmacist will always be happy to offer advice, but in the meantime […]
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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, […]