Whether you are sneezing, coughing and have a stuffy head from a cold or have a urinary tract infection-being sick is never a fun experience. It’s common for people to think that taking antibiotics is the solution to a quick relief from the symptoms of colds, upper respiratory infections and even allergies. Unfortunately, when it comes to certain illnesses, antibiotics may not be the solution to … [Read more...] about Antibiotics: What Do I Need to Know
March Is National Nutrition Month Start Now and Create a Healthier Diet for Life How much you eat is just as important as what you eat, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Start with small changes to your eating habits — one forkful at a time. Eating a variety of healthful foods helps reduce the risk of preventable, chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, obesity and … [Read more...] about March Health Tips: Nutrition, Kidneys, Baby-Care, & Colorectal Cancer
One of the most common questions asked at Aubrey Pharmacy is “what are the differences between generic drugs and name brand drugs”? When given the option of choosing name brand or generic drugs, many people aren’t sure if generic drugs are safe or if they will work as well as the name brand. Actually, the generic drugs are equivalent to the name brand and you can save money if the generic version … [Read more...] about Generic Drugs vs Name Brand Drugs
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
Vitamin D: Building Stronger Bones Adults ages 50 and older need between 800 and 1,000 IU of vitamin D daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Check with your doctor for the right amount for you. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and food, consider taking a supplement. But, before adding a vitamin D supplement, check to see if any of the other … [Read more...] about February Health Tips: Vitamin D, High BP, Cataracts, & Humidifiers