Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Food-Drug Interactions: Foods that Affect the Way Medications Work

Did you know that what you eat can affect the way your medications work? Many people have prescribed medications for everything from an illness to high blood pressure. These medications can each have an interaction with the foods you eat. Some foods can intensify or weaken the medications you take which can be harmful to […]

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Changes to Compounding Pharmacy Regulations Eyed by the FDA in 2018

Changes to Compounding Pharmacy Regulations Eyed by the FDA in 2018

Accuracy in drug prescriptions has become a priority in recent years, especially with the outbreak of prescription drug abuse. Because of this, more people are turning to compounding pharmacies to ensure that they are receiving the right amount and dosage of prescribed medication. It is in this light that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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Tips for Caring for Sick Pets: FAQs and Information on Medications for Pets

Tips for Caring for Sick Pets: FAQs and Information on Medications for Pets

People live with pets for different reasons. Many of them love the company in their home and treat them like members of the family. Aside from food, water, and shelter, pets also need special care when they get sick. Signs That Your Pet May Be Sick As our pets grow older, they develop diseases depending […]

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Common Prescription Medications that can Cause Liver Damage

Common Prescription Medications that can Cause Liver Damage

Although prescription medications are designed to treat a specific illness or address a particular health condition, they don’t come without side effects and contraindications. Some drugs may have a negative impact on the human body, particularly the liver. That’s why it’s important to know some of the common prescription drugs that may increase the risk […]

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Understanding Hormone Imbalance in Women: Testing, Treatment and FAQs

Understanding Hormone Imbalance in Women: Testing, Treatment and FAQs

Hormones are chemical messengers in the body that primarily control bodily functions such as metabolism, digestion, sleep, respiration, stress, mood, movement, reproduction, growth and tissue function. They are produced by different glands in the endocrine system such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries (women), and testes (men). When normal production and levels of […]

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Common Injuries and Ailments Experienced by Athletes

Common Injuries and Ailments Experienced by Athletes

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It’s a wonderful time to reinforce the importance of exercise and fitness. Regular physical activity can prevent several chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. In addition to encouraging physical activity, May is a good time to reinforce the importance of preventing injury during exercise and […]

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How Tennessee Counties Ranked for Health and Healthcare in 2017

How Tennessee Counties Ranked for Health and Healthcare in 2017

While we know a variety of factors are instrumental in assuring good health, not every area in Tennessee has equal access to the opportunities that promote healthy options and assure optimal health levels. As awareness increases throughout the state, so does the likelihood of communities coming together to strategize and promote the reduction of statewide […]

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Mental Effects of Stress: Learning to Relax in the Face of Everyday Stress

Mental Effects of Stress: Learning to Relax in the Face of Everyday Stress

While there are times when stress can act as a motivating force that promotes the exertion of extra effort in hopes of meeting a goal, the reality is that stress is often negative. Primarily, it can be severely damaging when an individual experiences high stress levels over an extended period of time. Luckily, there are ways […]

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Common Inactive Ingredients in Prescription Drugs

Common Inactive Ingredients in Prescription Drugs

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You If you regularly take medication, you may be ingesting more than just what your doctor prescribed. Many medications contain the pain reliever acetaminophen, a substance that even in low doses can cause liver damage. Prescription drugs also contain a wide range of fillers, artificial flavors, coatings and other […]

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Work with Your Compounding Pharmacist to Reduce Acetaminophen Levels in Medication

Work with Your Compounding Pharmacist to Reduce Acetaminophen Levels in Medication

Painkiller That Can Kill Do you know what’s in your prescription and over-the-counter medication? You’re probably aware medication contains fillers, and that it may also contain substances that are bad for you. Fillers and active ingredients can cause allergic reactions. One common painkiller causes hundreds of deaths every year. Dangers of Acetaminophen Acetaminophen, sold over […]

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