Treating Chronic Constipation

October 6, 2014
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Treating Chronic Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints doctors see; experts say that at least 4.5 million people—the majority of them women—suffer from constipation symptoms that are serious enough to warrant medical attention. Because it can be an embarrassing topic, however, many patients self-treat their constipation and avoid discussing it with their doctor....

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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

September 18, 2014
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Prevent Respiratory Infection: Build Immunity Now!

Seasons are shifting, school has started and germs are making their way around! The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) estimates 10-15 million viral respiratory infections affect Americans each year, with the season peaking in September and October. This year, a normally quiet virus strain—Enterovirus D68 (aka EV-D68)—has made headlines because it has caused the...

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Superfood vs. Powerhouse Food: Why They’re Not the Same Thing

September 11, 2014
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We’ve been hearing about superfoods and superfruits for awhile—by now we know to stock up on kale and goji berries. Though these “super” labels are used often, many of them can be gimmicky catchphrases that don’t have real scientific basis. Until now. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently developed a scientific classification scheme...

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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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Hypothyroidism: Your Questions Answered

September 8, 2014
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Hypothyroidism: Your Questions Answered

Got the blues or serious fatigue? Feeling weak and having difficulty losing weight? It could be a sign that your thyroid gland isn’t functioning properly. Read on to learn more about hypothyroidism and how it could be affecting you. What is the thyroid gland and why does it matter? The thyroid is a small...

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New Ideas in the Quest for Better Sleep

New Ideas in the Quest for Better Sleep

Multiple times each day I find myself wandering back to the Sleep Aids aisle with Pharmaca customers who are having a difficult time finding rest. Do you have problems falling asleep? Staying asleep? Are you a night owl who needs a siesta each day? There are many reasons why people experience sleeplessness—and pinpointing the...

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