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Buyer Spotlight: What’s in Our Beauty Buyer’s Makeup Bag?

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Ever wonder what the person who gets to make all the decisions about our beauty products buys for herself? We asked our Beauty Buyer, Tiana Ukleja, to break down the skin care and cosmetic faves she always has with her. Rume Cosmetic Bag “This bag is great and is a must every time I...

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Natural Solutions for Seasonal Affective Disorder

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If you feel a little extra blue when the seasons change—from fall to winter or even from spring to summer—you may be one of the 5 percent of the US population who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). “SAD is traditionally associated with the winter months, but some people experience it in the fall...

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Don’t forget to use your FSA funds before December 31

December 26, 2014
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If you enrolled in a flexible spending account (FSA) as part of your health coverage in 2014, now’s the time to use up that savings—before December 31! By purchasing eligible products with your pre-tax dollars, you can save approximately 20 to 40 percent on out-of-pocket health expenses. However, the “use it or lose it”...

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Healthy Winter Skin Strategies

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Ah, winter. Season of hot cocoa, warm scarves…and dry skin! But it’s not just the skin on our face that can suffer during the season of indoor heat—our feet, hands and lips can also experience extra dryness. Here are a few tips for smoothing, hydrating, sloughing and softening every little part of you. First,...

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Simple Steps to a Less Stressful Holiday

November 20, 2014
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Don’t let your holiday to-do list take away from the joys of the season! Integrate a few simple practices into your day to ensure you stress less, stay healthy and feel rested. Take a few moments for yourself. Whether it’s a luxurious bath or just a quick nap, boost your relaxation quotient by setting...

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Flu Shots Available Now at Pharmaca

September 9, 2014
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Flu Shots Available Now at Pharmaca

Flu season is nearly upon us–and Pharmaca has made it easier than ever to get your immunizations. All of our pharmacies can now provide shots to any customer who requests one during open pharmacy hours. In addition, Pharmaca will hold Flu Shot Clinics every Tuesday in September, October and November, between 2-6pm. Customers can...

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Good Women’s Health at Any Age

September 4, 2014
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Good Women’s Health at Any Age

Our health concerns change with each passing decade. The fact is, the older we get the more important it is to pay attention to our health. To address some of women’s most common issues, we turned to China Rose Zamora, nutritional therapist and herbalist at our Napa, Calif. store. Age: 20s; Concern: Good skin...

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Hormones: A Delicate Balance

September 2, 2014
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Hormones: A Delicate Balance

Hormones can be the cause of a variety of health concerns—from teen acne to mood swings to, eventually, hot flashes. And they can get out of balance for a variety of reasons, says Rebecca Phillips, doctor of chiropracty at our Albuquerque store. Fortunately there are solutions for bringing them back to the right levels,...

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Essential Herbs for Summer First Aid

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Summer’s not over yet…and neither are our outdoor activities! To get some insight into unique herbal remedies for the bumps and bruises, stings and scrapes that come with outdoor fun, we turned to Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, and member of Pharmaca’s Integrative Health Advisory Board. What should I stock in my herbal first...

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No Adults Allowed! Kid-Friendly Supplements

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Start those healthy habits early with a variety of supplements specially formulated with the vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy development for brain and body. With a new school year rapidly approaching, it’s all the more important to give them a nutritional edge for increased energy and strengthened immunity against the germs lurking in...

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