October is American Pharmacists Month

Jason

Often voted as the most trusted profession, Pharmacists have played a key role in the healthcare team and our communities for years. We are very proud of all of our Pharmacists and thought we could highlight two of them for their outstanding service; Continue reading “October is American Pharmacists Month”

The Opioid Epidemic

Jason

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that we have a prescription drug abuse problem in our country. Medications that we use to help treat pain, anxiety, and other conditions are very potent and when misused can have terrible consequences. 100 Americans die from a drug overdose each day! Let’s look at a few other statistics and discuss ways that we can help address this problem. Continue reading “The Opioid Epidemic”

August is Immunization Awareness Month

Jason

With flu season fast approaching now is a good time to talk about immunizations. There is a lot of mis-information out there, so let’s clear the confusion and put your mind at ease about one of the best things you can do to protect the health of yourself and your loved ones. As we saw earlier this year with the regional outbreak of Measles in Minnesota, neglecting immunizations can be dangerous and even deadly. Continue reading “August is Immunization Awareness Month”

“Next Generation” Blood Pressure Machines

Jason

If you have passed by any of our pharmacies lately you may have noticed our new “PharmaSmart” blood pressure machines. If you haven’t…check them out, they are really cool! A couple key features; Continue reading ““Next Generation” Blood Pressure Machines”

Summer is Tick Season

Jason

If you spend time outdoors or have pets that go outdoors, you need to beware of ticks, especially this year as they are predicting a bad year for ticks. Ticks are small bloodsucking parasites. Many species transmit diseases to animals and people. Some of the diseases you can get from a tick bite are Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. Some ticks are so small that they can be difficult to see. Ticks may get on you if you walk through areas where they live, such as tall grass, leaf litter or shrubs. Because of the mild weather we had this past winter, the tick population is predicted to be very large this year. Continue reading “Summer is Tick Season”