Gene Editing Is the Next Big Thing

by pharmacy on February 14, 2018

gene editingGene editing has been a big topic amongst some circles and continues to be a big deal when we think of healthcare. Gene editing is still considered to be controversial with opponents arguing that it’s simply not ethical to edit our genes. Today we look at the basics of gene editing happening today, what it can do in the future, and what it means for healthcare overall. [click to continue…]

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How to Manage Stress as a Pharmacist

by pharmacy on February 7, 2018

managing stress pharmacistBeing a pharmacist can be one of the hardest jobs. You are juggling so much in a day and if someone calls in sick, you are doing even more. Long hours, frustrated patients, delayed deliveries, and days in which nothing goes right can bring a person down and make feeling good about our jobs difficult. If you are struggling now, there are things you can do. If you aren’t struggling right now, we know you will at some point and these tips are perfect for you as well. [click to continue…]

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arthritis young peopleArthritis was once considered an affliction for the older generation. Research now shows that more people in the younger generations are suffering from the disease than previously thought. It is estimated that 30% of men under the age of 65 now experience joint pain while 31% of women under 65 suffer the same ailment. What happened? [click to continue…]

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What You Need to Know About Myotonic Dystrophy

by pharmacy on January 17, 2018

myotonic dystrophyHuman beings are amazing creatures. On one hand, our bodies are considerably resilient considering the number of toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis. On the other hand, we develop some fairly unique issues and develop unknown diseases often. Myotonic Dystrophy (aka DM for dystrophia myotonica) is the most common form of muscular dystrophy yet we seldom hear that illness in the media. Today we explore what the disease is, how it’s treated, and how you can support your DM patients. [click to continue…]

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Essential Roles Pharmacists Play in Other Healthcare Sectors

by Jeremy Winograd on January 10, 2018

pharmacist rolesAs a pharmacist, you’ve undoubtedly spent your entire career attempting to dispel a mountain of misconceptions about what it is exactly you do all day. Alas, there are still a staggering number of people who are seemingly incapable of grasping the idea that there are career opportunities open to pharmacists beyond sitting behind a counter at Target counting pills with your feet up all day (which is itself a far too prevalent and damaging fallacy about community pharmacists, but there are only so many cans of worms we should open in one day).

Of course, no matter what your over-affectionate aunt, slovenly college drinking buddy, or rude patient might ignorantly spout, you can be secure in the knowledge that there are countless diverse avenues open to you in your pharmacy career. In fact, pharmacists play crucial roles in so many areas of medicine, it’s difficult to name a medical situation in which a pharmacist isn’t a valuable member of the team working to resolve said quandary. Below is a list of just a few of the many hats pharmacists wear in the medical field. [click to continue…]

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Pharmacy Trends of 2018

by pharmacy on December 27, 2017

2018 pharmacy trendsTrends typically come and go, but it’s not necessarily true for the pharmaceutical sector. Things move at a slower pace due to setbacks and slow research. However, there are some changes coming in the next year, and here is what you need to look out for. [click to continue…]

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