Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Protecting Your Child’s Eyes

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: Protecting Your Child’s Eyes

It’s August, and not only are your kids likely going back to school this month, but it’s also (by little coincidence) Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Prevent Blindness, a nationwide advocacy organization, first designated this month-long holiday, if you will, in 2014. Now is the time to get your children’s eyes checked before school […]

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What Are Statins: FAQs on Cholesterol Medications

What Are Statins: FAQs on Cholesterol Medications

You’ve probably heard this name recently in commercials or even in TV shows or movies: statins. The obvious question that follows is, “What are statins?” Statins are a class of medications that are typically prescribed for high cholesterol, although they do serve a few other purposes, which will we get to later. To find out […]

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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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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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Manage Heart Medications with Your Compounding Pharmacist

Manage Heart Medications with Your Compounding Pharmacist

Heart Medications Require Careful Attention Heart medications are lifesaving and crucial for many Americans. The American Heart Association reports that heart disease claims more than 17 million lives every year, and heart medications are one of the most important defenses for Americans at risk of death from heart disease, cardiovascular problems and stroke. People who […]

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An Overview of Male Hormone Panel Testing for Balance

An Overview of Male Hormone Panel Testing for Balance

The Importance of Balanced Hormones Optimal male health is not just dedicated to a single hormone. Much like how a varied diet rich in nutrients contributes to optimal functioning, the right amount and balance of male hormones can contribute to a sense of alertness, leaner body mass and a feeling of well-being. While many men […]

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The Latest in Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Therapy

The Latest in Thyroid Cancer Treatment and Therapy

Avoiding the Risks and Side Effects of Traditional Thyroid Cancer Treatment Cancer can affect virtually every part of the human body, and some cancers are more difficult to identify and treat than others. Thyroid cancers affect the thyroid gland in the throat and often require a combination of medications, radioactive iodine therapy, and surgery. Overcoming […]

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Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes: Causes, Connections and Safe Treatment for ED

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes: Causes, Connections and Safe Treatment for ED

Physicians haven’t placed enough emphasis on the connection between diabetes and erectile dysfunction (ED) in the past. The prevalence of ED in diabetics is significant. Although these are two separate conditions, they exist together a large percentage of the time. If you’re one of thousands of men with ED and diabetes, take heart: There is […]

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