Health News

When the Weather Outside Is Frightful
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Few things stick in a child’s memory more than a perfect snow day. To ensure these winter play days aren't tainted by injury or illness, parents should be aware of the dangers tied to the coldest time of the year.
A New Biosimilar for a Breast Cancer Rx
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the third Herceptin (trastuzumab) biosimilar to treat certain types of cancer.
Measles Outbreaks
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS With 349 confirmed cases across the United States as of 2018, measles appears to be on the rise.
5 Common Diet Plans
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS With summer approaching, a crash diet doesn't have to be your only option to lose those extra pounds. You've got healthier options.
Fiber and Your Diet
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Fiber keeps your bowel movements regular, but it can do a lot more than that.
Flu Season Update: Millions Affected
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS If you have gotten sick with the flu this year, you are not alone.
How Your Hearing Can Affect Your Mental Health
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Older people with hearing loss may have a higher-than-normal risk of depression, according to a new study.
The Importance of Private Talks with Your Doctor
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Many young people never get to have private discussions with their doctors without their parents in the room, according to a new study. And that could affect how adolescents feel about their doctors and preventive medicine.
New Year, New Chance to Quit Smoking
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Whether you have tried many times to quit smoking or you have never once tried to quit, a new year means another chance to successfully kick the habit.
Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get?