Travel & First Aid

Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Your Pre-Travel Checklist

Whether you’re piling in the minivan to visit family or jetting overseas, a little prep work—and stocking up on essentials—can make traveling a breeze this summer. Check to see if you need vaccinations Many international destinations require or recommend travel immunizations. A Pharmaca pharmacist can help you identify which vaccinations you need based on...

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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

July 2, 2013
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Travel First Aid: Help for Every Travel Ailment

The new sights, the sunny beaches, the great food…Travel can be exciting, but even the most experienced travelers need a little help now and then. Here’s our roundup of common travel ailments—and natural remedies that can get you back to enjoying your vacation! The Problem: Jet lag It happens when we fly across different...

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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

June 7, 2013
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Natural Strategies for Fighting Poison Ivy

5 things you need to know to prevent or treat a run-in with troublesome plants. Leaves of 3, let it be The best way to avoid poison ivy or oak symptoms is to know what it looks like—and avoid it. The plants have three leaflets growing from a single stem, and vary in color...

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What to Pack: Natural Travel Staples

What to Pack: Natural Travel Staples

You’ve saved up your vacation hours, booked your flights and packed your favorite books. But have you prepared for the possibility of illness? From crowded airplanes to musty old buildings, vacation destinations also come with a variety of travel concerns. We asked Clare Bauermeister, naturopathic doctor at our Seattle-Wallingford store, to help us prep...

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One Simple, Life-Saving Idea

One Simple, Life-Saving Idea

The clever folks at Help Remedies have come up with a great idea: Take one handy pocket-sized pack of Help I’ve Cut Myself bandages and add a bone-marrow registry swab kit. Because if you need a bandage, chances are you’re already bleeding, right? Pick up Help I’ve Cut Myself and next time you need...

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Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

Summer First Aid Kit Essentials, On Sale in April!

The air is getting warmer, the trails getting drier…for many of us, it’s time to start those outdoor activities. Just don’t forget to pack a first aid kit! A tumble off a mountain bike or a misstep can leave you miles from home with bruises and scrapes that could use some a little TLC....

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Your Holiday Survival Kit

Your Holiday Survival Kit

Ah, the holidays. Full of family, good cheer, rich food and for many, busy schedules and stressful travel. We spoke with Jenna Zampiello, naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist at Seattle’s Madison Park location, about ways to keep yourself healthy and less stressed during this exciting time of year. Travel healthy When we’re traveling and...

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Easy Tips for a Healthy Holiday

December 12, 2010
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Your holiday list is written. Your menu is already planned. Even your New Year’s Eve babysitter is lined up. But what do you do when the holidays bring an unwelcome surprise, like standstill traffic or last-minute illness, that throws you off balance? Not to worry. Pharmaca is here to help you avoid holiday havoc...

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