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I am a pre-pharmacy student. I am applying to pharmacy school this year both out of state and in state. I have got some invitation letters to apply to the schools, but I do not know about these schools at all. One of them is LECOM or Lake Erie College of Osteopathy Medicine in Pennsylvania. Do you guys have any glue about this school? If you do, can you give me some feedback? Thanks!More »
Everyone seems to be in complete festive mood this month. December has just started and people have already started planning for the next few weeks of festivities. Christmas means lots of food and drinks, which can give rise to a number of health issues. Therefore, it is necessary that you get to follow the blow tips for having a wonderful and healthy Christmas ahead.
Being Calm and Composed
This is the month that everyone waits for the whole year. Now, it is essential that you plan and improve the physicality for coping with the stress that follows. Try to relax the muscle system by taking in deep and slow breaths. This is an effective solution for starters, who don’t know the secret to deal with stress.
Try to improve your immune system by adding minerals like iron, zinc and vitamin C from your diet at the moment. According to Harvard University, not having these minerals makes your body prone to a number of infections, for instance, vomiting bugs and colds. Try to eat foods like lean red meat, citrus fruits, beans and lentils for the whole month of December.
Do the Cleaning
Now, you can get to lose as much as 300 calories from your body by vacuuming your house for an entire hour. So, there is no meaning in getting stressed at the thought of cleaning the house as it will definitely help you in losing some extra fat before the festive season takes off.
Being protective about Liver
We all know that people get to drink wine and alcohol as water during the festive season. Therefore, it is necessary that you take precautions before any damage is done to your liver in advance. Try to consume herbs like milk thistle that has been proved to be very effective for centuries now for protecting, cleansing and strengthening our liver.
Fast for Festive
If you don’t want to spoil the festive fan and still would like to have a good body post the Christmas season, then it is better that you employ calorie only fast days. Try picking up fast days that wont concur with your party plans.
Fighting Winter Diseases
Most people come across diseases like cold and flu during the month of December. Try to get hold of nasal guards, as the nose is one organ that is mostly caught by germs. You can even try gels and ointment in your nose that will ensure in creating a barrier against airborne viruses.
No to Stains
According to doctors, it is necessary that you brush your teeth with electric brushes before having that glass of mulled wine. This will help in preventing the formation of stubborn plaque all over your teeth and stop the process of color sticking to the teeth.
If you don’t have any idea of getting rid of the hangover, then it is necessary that you intake more fruit juices in the morning. Try mixing up fruits like apple, grated ginger, and carrot. This mixture will create a detoxifying drink that will help your body in flushing out all the toxins from the body.
December is the month of festivals and merriment, but it is also one of those months when people mostly get sick. So, it is always necessary to be prepared than being sorry after. Try to be healthy this month and enjoy Christmas never like before.
On the afternoon of Nov. 27, President Barack Obama signed into law the Drug Quality and Security Act (H.R. 3204). The bill distinguishes compounders engaged in traditional pharmacy practice from those making large volumes of compounded drugs without individual prescriptions as well as defines the Food and Drug Administration’s role in oversight of outsourcing facilities.More »
Last month, I attended the 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). While I try to attend most of the major national association meetings throughout the year, I particularly enjoy the NCPA event because independent pharmacy is where I cut my teeth as a retail pharmacist, once owning and operating two stores. Independent pharmacy has a rich history, and while the numbers of stores have diminished somewhat over the years owing to fierce competition from chains, supermarkets, big box stores, mail-order, and a number of other pharmacy outlets, independent pharmacists are a tough bunch. Many have survived the proliferation of rival pharmacies in their neighborhoods by developing innovative ways to remain competitive and by offering a variety of services other retail pharmacy establishments may not.More »
I worked as a retail pharmacist for 35 years. I had a tumor sitting on my fiscal & acoustic nerve. Did surgery and they did not get all of it. Then I had radiation to stop the growth of it, causing total hearing loss on the left side, chronic headache, dizziness & balance problems.
I came to the realization I must live with the side effect. This would be my new normal it was not going to change.More »
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know that according to the American Diabetes Association nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes? A staggering and frightening statistic estimates that 1 in 3 adults will have diabetes by the year 2050 unless major steps are taken to stop it. Having a family history of diabetes, I know firsthand how devastating this disease can be and I can attest to just how unaware and naive members of my own family and a majority of people in the general public are about the severity of this disease and the devastating affects it can have on their health.More »
There have been many reports in both the lay and professional media concerning the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) scheduling status of hydrocodone products. This may cause some confusion among pharmacists. Hydrocodone and products containing hydrocodone are Schedule III drugs and will remain so in the near future.More »
It is no great secret that retail pharmacy has been grappling with its identity for decades. Many chain and independent pharmacy owners continue to struggle financially because of a health care system that does not justly reimburse them or their pharmacists for the professional services they provide. And many politicians persist in treating pharmacists as expendable laborers and the drugs they dispense as common household commodities. Just when I thought the yin and yang of pharmacy—business versus profession—was finally tilting to the professional side, come two announcements in the past month that could signal a setback for the future of retail pharmacy. While either announcement by itself will not have an immediate impact on pharmacy, it is the tone they are setting that has me concerned.More »