CMRs: What is the Comprehensive Medication Review?

CMRs allows the patient and pharmacist to work together to improve patients’ knowledge of their medications, empowering patients to take ownership of their health. CMRs, unlike targeted interventions that address one condition or a single medication, are all-inclusive and can be time-consuming.

Everything You Need To Know About Ranitidine (Zantac) Recall

If you or someone you know takes the medication ranitidine for occasional heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be aware that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled and removed the medication from the market due to concerns of a cancer-causing impurity.

How to Purposefully Meal Prep

Ahh yes, meal prep. The often touted #hashtag of fitness enthusiasts all over Instagram. At first, this might seem like a simple concept. You make food at the beginning of the week; you eat it throughout the week. Yes, at a macro level (oh, the irony) this is what is happening. But a GOOD meal […]

Josefs Pharmacy Offers Free Flu Shots

Major media reported this week the flu season is already “moderately severe” and may get worse. Josefs Pharmacy is hosting a Free Flu Shot event at each of our stores for 1 day only. 100 free flu shots are available at each store. Pre-registration is required. Ages 14 and up only. Event Dates Monday January […]

Back to School: A Handy Health & Safety Checklist

It’s just about that time again: Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help. Schedule medical, eye, and dental checkups. Before school starts, check with […]

Fun in the Sun—or Defeat in the Heat?

Did you know that the number of hot days—and warm nights—is increasing? In the U.S., record high temperatures now outnumber record lows at least two to one.1 What can you do to protect yourself in a heat wave—or simply in the hot summer sun? Know signs of trouble. Heat cramps are an early sign that […]

9 Screening Tests for Men

Are you one of those guys who can’t remember the last time you stepped foot in a doctor’s office? Sure, maybe you’ve gotten in for something urgent, but what about scheduling an annual exam or screening tests? Maybe you simply forget, think you already have healthy habits, or insist that you “feel just fine.” Sorry, […]

Heart Health: The Facts of Woman’s Heart Attack

Did you know that the symptoms of a woman’s heart disease are different and atypical than a man’s?  For example, chest pain may not be a described symptom for women experiencing a heart attack.  Examples of most common symptoms experienced by women include: Pain, heaviness, discomfort, or pressure in the chest/abdominal area – Pain that extends to […]

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines

Based on the most recent science, the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were released at the beginning of 2016. Before you say, “here we go again,” let’s take a closer look. The guidelines may sound familiar, but there are some differences from years past.1 Overall guidelines. For the most part, these guidelines don’t advise you […]

Ask Your Pharmacist About The Warning Signs Of Diabetes

Hello, this is Finny Joseph, your Pharmacist at Josefs Pharmacy.  Did you know that an estimated 30 million people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes; many are our family, friends and neighbors. That’s about 1 out of every 11 people or over 9% of the population. What you may not know is that […]

Stay healthy and happy this winter!

What You Need To Know About The 2016 Influenza Season It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. CDC recommends yearly flu vaccines for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first […]

The Facts about Good Mental Health

The term “mental health” encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Included are our abilities to handle stress, interact with others, and make decisions. Mental health problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. There are several factors that contribute to mental health problems: Genes Brain chemistry Life experiences, such as trauma and abuse Family […]

Let’s Talk About Aging and Sleep

September is National Healthy Aging Month, in addition to serving several other nationally recognized health awareness causes, as well. Part of every person’s general health is getting adequate sleep. Clear signs of inconsistent sleep include irritability, inattentiveness, and increased chance for accidents. There are two types of sleep: non-rapid eye movement (NREM sleep) and rapid […]

Summer Cold or Seasonal Allergies?

It is typical for people to associate the winter months with catching the common cold. However, summer presents many conditions and situations that make it easy to catch a cold virus. The symptoms such as sneezing, sniffling, and fatigue are all the more frustrating during the summer months, when people would prefer to be outside […]

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