Are You Suffering from Rhinitis? The word rhinitis means “inflammation of the nose.” The nose produces mucus. This fluid is normally thin and clear. It helps to keep dust, debris and allergens out of the lungs. When the nose becomes irritated, it may produce more mucus, which becomes thick and pale yellow. Postnasal drip occurs when this mucus drains down the back of the throat. Irritants or … [Read more...] about Spring Allergy Update: Rhinitis
These Tips Can Help The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents prioritize creative, unplugged playtime for infants and toddlers. Some media can have educational value for children starting at around 18 months of age, but it’s critically important that this be high-quality programming, such as the content offered by Sesame Workshop and PBS. Among the AAP recommendations: For … [Read more...] about Concerned About Your Child’s Screen Time?
Personal Monitors Make It Easy Checking your blood pressure at home doesn’t replace doctor visits. But it’s helpful for your doctor to have information about both home and office measurements. Blood-pressure monitors with an inflatable cuff that goes over the bicep tend to be more accurate than those that go over the wrist or finger. Before buying, measure around your upper arm and make sure … [Read more...] about Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home
If you are unable to take an available drug or you need a medication that has been discontinued, your pharmacist at Aubrey Pharmacy can recreate the medication by way of compounding. In prescription compounding, your pharmacist is trained to take the physician’s prescription and mix the individualized ingredients together to make a medication that is tailored to you. When using this technique, the … [Read more...] about Benefits of Prescription Compounding
Have you heard about Dispill prescription packaging? Your prescriptions are critical to your health and well-being, but often times they also are a source of frustration, time and risk. If you take several medications each day and you need to take them at different times of the day, it can be extremely overwhelming to keep track of which medications you need and when you need them. We’ve got good … [Read more...] about Dispill Prescription Packaging: What Do I Need To Know
THE HEART-HEALTHY POWER OF LOVE As humans, we have a built-in desire to connect and build relationships with others. The benefits are many: Less stress. Being in a committed relationship is linked to a lower production of cortisol, a stress hormone. This suggests that the social and emotional support that comes with having a partner can be a great buffer against stress. Better healing. … [Read more...] about Why Strong Relationships Are So Important
Flu activity has increased to widespread levels across the country, similar to the previous season of 2014-2015, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Hospitalization following a flu diagnosis are up, and up to 5.8 percent of physician visits in the week ending January 6, 2018 were due to flu-like symptoms. To help improve public health in light of the increased prevalence … [Read more...] about Why Is the Flu So Bad This Year?
Did You Know? Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults and the fifth leading cause of death for adults ages 65 and older. Although the cause is still unknown and there is no cure, scientists are learning more about it every day. Known risk factors include aging, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and a family history of dementia. To … [Read more...] about January Health Tips: Alzheimer’s, Food Diary, & New Foods to Kids