HPV is the human papillomavirus. In the body, it causes changes in cells that lead to abnormal tissue growth. You may have heard that some forms of HPV lead to cervical cancer in women; these HPV forms tend to stay in the body for long periods of time. It can take years for someone to develop cancer after an HPV infection. HPV is sexually transmitted and is in fact the world’s most common … [Read more...] about What Is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
When using a head lice medication: Apply according to instructions. If the person has long hair, a second bottle may be needed. Pay attention to instructions regarding how long the medication should be left on the hair and how it should be washed out. Have the person put on clean clothing after treatment. If a few live lice are found 8 to 12 hours after treatment, but are moving … [Read more...] about Head Lice: Try These Helpful Treatment Tips
Vaccines. There are lots of myths. Here are three of our top favorites at Aubrey Pharmacy. We want to set the record straight that vaccines are here to help your health, not hurt it. There’s been a lot of discussion about the current vaccination schedule for children up to age 2. The argument is that the current schedule has too many vaccines in that short time, and that it overloads the … [Read more...] about Myths About Vaccines
The next time you reach for an over-the-counter product to treat your upset stomach or heartburn, consider whether you should choose one of the many antacid medicines that don’t contain aspirin. Aspirin-containing medicines that treat heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion or upset stomach can cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, especially in some people, warns the U.S. Food and … [Read more...] about Choosing an Antacid? Talk with Your Pharmacist
Diabetes is a group of diseases in which glucose levels are higher than normal. The pancreas makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose enter the body’s cells. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin very well. Type 2 is the most common type in adults and accounts for more than 90% of all diabetes cases. Smokers are 30 to 40% more … [Read more...] about Smoking and Diabetes: What’s the Connection?
Across the country pharmacists including the pharmacist at Aubrey Pharmacy is leveraging their relationship with patients to provide quality care through med sync (medication synchronization) programs. Med sync also allows you to work with our pharmacist to help ensure you are sticking to your medication regimen. This once a month appointment day also helps to increase the dialog between the … [Read more...] about What Is Medication Synchronization?
When you visit a pharmacist, what should you ask about your medications and your health? Here are some of the top questions we get asked at Aubrey Pharmacy. The question we probably get the most is whether someone can safely take their new prescription with their existing medications. Aubrey uses state-of-the-art drug interaction software to look for any problems. It’s important that we know … [Read more...] about What Questions Should I Ask My Pharmacist?
The flu, a highly contagious respiratory illness, is caused by influenza viruses. An influenza virus can cause mild to severe illnesses and in some cases, it can lead to death. Unfortunately, it is common for people to come up with a range of excuses for why they should avoid getting flu shots. For example, “I’ve already had the flu and it wasn’t a big deal”, “flu vaccines will give me the flu” … [Read more...] about What Do I Need To Know About Flu Vaccinations?