8 Must-Haves for your Medicine Cabinet When we were kids, being sick meant a day home from school watching cartoons on the couch. Mom or Dad would always have the right medicine for us back then. Now that you’ve grown up and might have kids of your own, you’re the one who needs to keep the medicine cabinet stocked in case of another cartoons-on-the-couch day. You don’t have to keep a vault of every kind of drug on the market, but a collection of go-to medical supplies is essential to being ready for the most common bumps and
Mandy’s Story Up until November 2015 I thought I was perfectly healthy. I woke up every day feeling great. I went to tan after work one evening, and while trying to get my chest adjusted—it’s not always fun having big breasts, they never go where they are supposed to lol—I felt a lump that was different. I had this feeling that it wasn’t good. I went home and told BJ. For two weeks it was all I thought about. I went in for a doctor’s appointment and she scheduled me for a mammogram the following day. The gut feeling I
We all strive to be unique, expressing our individuality wherever we can and carving out our place in the world. The last thing we want is for someone to call us “generic”. But when you apply the same word to medication, generic is something you might want to seek out. Many people think that generic medication must be of a lower quality than brand name drugs, but that’s a myth that needs to be debunked. Why are generic drugs cheaper than brand-name drugs? Generic drugs are less expensive because they can only be produced after the patent
How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Appointment Doctors are the experts we go to in our times of weakness. When we can’t or don’t know how to take care of ourselves, the doctor usually has the answer. But the secret to a good trip to the doctor’s is in how you communicate with them. A blood test or X-ray can only show so much: explaining just how you feel is the key, and it’s central to these tips for getting the most out of your doctor’s appointment. Do some research first The
Healthy Eating During Pregnancy Every rule that you’re told about eating healthy applies double during pregnancy. Your baby needs certain vitamins and nutrients in order to grow as healthy as possible, so we’ve made a diet guide to help you eat right. Hit the Fruits and Veggies Never is it more important to eat fruits and vegetables than during pregnancy. They are packed full of nutrients like potassium, fiber and vitamin C, and you can easily get full on them without over-eating. For example, half of a ripe avocado contains only 161 calories, while providing the fullness
Healthy Recipes for Busy Moms Being a mom means you’re always rushing from one thing to the next without any time to rest. But just because you don’t have hours to prepare a home-cooked meal every night doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious recipes that are both healthy and quick to prepare. If you need to put some flavor into your nightly meals without packing them with calories, check out these healthy recipes for busy moms: 1) Slow Cooker Sausage with Pasta Sauce This is a great meal for putting restaurant-style pasta right onto your dinner table. Get as
5 Heart Health Tips February is American Heart Month, and to celebrate we’ve made a list of pointers to help you keep up your cardiovascular health. If you spend a little more time each day focusing on ways to improve your heart, you’ll be thanking yourself for the extra years you’ve added to your future. Here are five heart health tips to put you on the road to a healthier lifestyle. 1. Know the risk factors for heart disease. Certain risk factors for heart disease are well-known, such as smoking and a poor diet. But what you may not know
5 Not-So-Common Cold Remedies Cold season is in full swing, and that means your kids have likely been down with a cold at least once this winter already and you’re running out of cold remedies. It should be noted that many of the over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicines we turn to as adults are not advised for children, especially those under six years of age. Here are a few medication-free, not-so-common cold remedies to help your child through their cold. Run a humidifier or vaporizer. Filling the air with humidity makes it easier to breathe, soothing the lungs and
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As a long time pharmacist, I have seen firsthand the importance of access to medical care and medications in achieving optimal health. Physicians and pharmacists rely upon prescription and over-the-counter medications to help people achieve and maintain good health, allowing for the treatment, cure or prevention of a wide variety of ailments.