Author: Roni Shye

a doctor's prescription pad

It’s no secret, breastfeeding can be hard. From getting your baby to latch, to producing enough milk, the struggles are endless. But you’re not alone. Here are five of the most common problems that can happen while breastfeeding and how to solve them. 1) You feel excessively tired Breastfeeding is hard work, and women who… Read More

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You’re ready to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy. But how expensive will it be? And is there anything you can do to save money? Let’s discuss how to use pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards to help you save on the medications you need. First, what’s the difference between pharmacy discount coupons… Read More

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Being a new mom is hard (trust me, I know—I just had a little guy myself three months ago). While pregnancy might be over, if you decide to breastfeed, it’s important to continue watching what you’re putting in your body. Whether you need to take medications for mastitis, postpartum depression or diabetes, be aware that… Read More

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Have you ever taken a prescription to the pharmacy counter only to find out that your pharmacist won’t fill it? This scenario happens more often than you might think. Pharmacists can refuse to fill your prescription for many reasons, including an altered prescription or any possible drug interactions they might see. This is Part 2… Read More

a doctor's prescription pad

If you’re enjoying the sunshine this summer, it is important to know that some of your medications could cause an unexpected problem. You may not be aware, but some prescriptions can increase your sensitivity to sunlight, causing your skin to burn more easily. What type of reaction can occur? If your medication has a warning to avoid sunlight, don’t… Read More

two prescription bottles with pills next to them

Have you ever taken a prescription to the pharmacy counter only to find out that your pharmacist won’t fill it? This scenario happens more often than you might think. From illegible handwriting to a pharmacist’s moral beliefs, you may find yourself having to jump through some hoops to get your prescription filled. This is Part… Read More

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Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation in the digestive tract leading to diarrhea, rectal bleeding and stomach pain. Close to one million people in the United States have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and many have to pay high costs for their expensive brand-name medications. Fortunately, the FDA just… Read More

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Manufacturer Roche has issued a voluntary recall of Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips used to measure blood sugar and help patients manage their diabetes. Back in May, Roche notified users and healthcare providers that select lots of test strips had cracks on their testing pad, leading to the following issues: Unusable test strips Inability for… Read More

It may sound far-fetched, but a vaccine to prevent HIV is in the works and already being studied in humans. For the past 30 years, progress has slowly been made towards developing an effective HIV vaccine, but unfortunately, experiments have ultimately failed. This new vaccine seems to be giving researchers renewed hope. Recently, scientists have… Read More

a doctor's prescription pad

It’s summer, which means warm weather, days at the beach, and poison ivy. Every summer, people swing by the pharmacy with questions about how to get rid of their itchy rash. If you do happen to come into contact with poison ivy this summer you may find the following tips particularly helpful: The earlier you realize… Read More