Health Issues Facing Diabetic Patients

Health Issues Facing Diabetic Patients Today 1. HEART DISEASE is one of the leading causes of death in diabetic patients.  Continuous increases in blood sugar results in a gradual build-up of fat and deposition on the blood vessel walls causing them to harden.  These hardened vessel walls become narrowed and plaques may break off leading to […]

Flu Shots – What’s the Difference?

Flu Shots: What’s the Difference? It’s that time of year again – flu shot season! As you get ready to go get your flu shot, you may be confused by all the different options. Trivalent? Quadrivalent? High dose? How can you decide which vaccine to receive?       Types of Flu Vaccinations Trivalent – […]

New Pneumonia Vaccine: Fact or Fiction

Pneumonia Vaccine Guidelines have changed:  How does this impact you?  What happened- Many of our patients have asked us about a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal  about changes to the Pneumonia Vaccine Guidelines & we’d like to simplify the information for you. When – August 13, 2014 Who –   The Centers for Disease […]

Medication Adherence

The Key to Your Healthcare Success Have you ever had trouble taking a medication as prescribed or stopping a medication without telling your doctor? Well, you are not alone! No need to worry, there are people out there to help; your local community pharmacist! Pharmacists have been recently referred to as “the most accessible health […]

Flu Facts

Do you know the truth about the flu?? Myths about vaccinations have become increasingly more common over the past few years.  Let’s take some time to debunk some of these myths and get down to the facts! It’s Time for a Q &A Session! Q:  Do I need to go to my doctor to be […]

Travel Preparedness

Travel Tips If you are traveling internationally check the CDC to see if you need any special vaccines and make an appointment to receive the vaccines well in advance from your departure date Flying increases your clot risk due to immobility and cabin pressure.  Be active get up and walk around, wear compression hose if […]