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Tell me about my Flu shot options!

Flu Vaccines for 2018-2019 CDC has released recommendations for influenza vaccines for the 2018-19 influenza season. These recommendations can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/rr/rr6703a1.htm?s_cid=rr6703a1_w. Items that are addressed include the following: Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone ages six months and older who do not have contraindications, using any age-appropriate vaccine.1Encourage patients to try to complete vaccination by the end of October. Though delayed vaccination may lead to increased immunity later in the season, it could also lead to missed opportunities to vaccinate, and is not recommended.1 LAIV4 (intranasal vaccine; FluMist) is an available option endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the 2018-19 flu season.1 This is a change from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 [...]

By | 2018-10-03T20:00:09+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Angie Svoboda, Pharm.D., FIACP achieves rating as Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist.

Compounding pharmacist, Angie Svoboda, Pharm.D., FIACP, of Good Life Pharmacy, has achieved the professional rating of Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist by completing a rigorous program of study, Comprehensive Core Concepts in Compounding, offered by PCCA. The course includes specialized study of ovarian anatomy, physiology and endogenous hormone function, laboratory tests and uses, clinical compounded treatment therapies, dosing guidelines and patient counseling. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a growing practice in pharmacy compounding, in which specialized pharmacists prepare customized medications for patients, by prescription order, when a practitioner determines that an off-the-shelf medication is not appropriate for the patient. HRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can [...]

By | 2018-07-29T21:19:46+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Compounding, Retail Pharmacy Services|

Good Life Pharmacist Honored for Outstanding Community Service

Ord Pharmacist Honored for Outstanding Community Service Angela K. Svoboda, PharmD, RP, is the recipient of the 2018 Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding community service. Svoboda was presented with the award at the NPA Annual Convention on June 8, 2018. The Bowl of Hygeia is sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and the American Pharmacists Association with support from Boehringer Ingelheim. Angie Svoboda is a pharmacist from Ord, Nebraska and owner of Good Life Pharmacy. She earned her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1989, and then completed a Clinical Pharmacy Residency at the University [...]

By | 2018-07-05T19:06:02+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Retail Pharmacy Services|

Allergies and Hay Fever Support – ‘Aller-Calm Complex’

Allergies and Hay Fever Support Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the nasal passages that affects a large portion of Americans.  For some individuals, allergies are a seasonal manifestation. For others. Allergies are a year-round challenge. The term ‘hay fever’ originated in the early 1800s when individuals seemed to suffer allergy symptoms during the hay growing season. The symptoms commonly seen with hay fever and seasonal allergies are watery, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, excessive mucous production, and sneezing. Histamine, which is produced by the mast cells, creates a cascade of events that are meant to flush out the offending substance from the body. That is why [...]

By | 2018-05-16T17:23:28+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Supplements|

HEMORROHOID CREAMS AND SUPPOSITORIES ARE NOW EXPENSIVE! WHAT???

A drug product that was under $20.00 a year ago is now over $200 dollars.  It is crazy how expensive some medications have become.  If you have found yourself in this situation give us a call - we may be able to help. The RECTAL ROCKET was designed as an inexpensive choice for the hemorrhoid patient. Part of the suppository is inserted into the rectum to treat INTERNAL hemorrhoids, while the larger flared end of the suppository remains on the outside to treat EXTERNAL hemorrhoids.  You get the advantage as if you were using a cream AND suppository. The diagram below identifies the proper placement of the rocket suppository in relationship to internal [...]

By | 2018-05-03T00:33:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Compounding|

We Need SLEEP!

Research shows that not getting enough sleep, or getting poor-quality sleep, increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Sleep deprivation also affects mood, leading to irritability; problems with relationships, especially for children and teenagers; and depression. ... It has been shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep (a good 8 hours) in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesize hormones. Hormone imbalances can be a reason for poor sleep, come to the BHRT at the Brewery Event May 15th to learn more about his.  It will [...]

By | 2018-04-28T14:27:09+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Supplements|

Gluten got you down! Check out this Digestive Enzyme.

Do you suffer from a Gluten sensitivity?  This digestive enzyme is good for those situations when you may be unsure if the food you are ingesting has gluten.  Give us a call to discuss this. What is Gluten?  Click on the link below for some great information about Gluten.  And visit GoodLifeRx.com's supplement page for more great information about this digestive enzyme. Gluten refers to the proteins in cereal grains, such as wheat, barley and rye. It is found in the endosperm which nourishes plant embryos during germination. Gluten is a mixture of hundreds of proteins, although it is primarily made up of two different classes of proteins: gliadin, which gives bread the [...]

By | 2018-04-12T17:11:02+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Retail Pharmacy Services|

ASK ABOUT OUR CUSTOMIZED SCAR THERAPY

ASK ABOUT OUR CUSTOMIZED SCAR THERAPY Excellent for: New & Old Scars Burn Scars Surgical Scars Acne Scars Diaper Rash Stretch Marks Scar Lightening Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars PracaSil-Plus is a unique topical anhydrous silicone base that contains oil from the Pracaxi tree found in the Amazon rainforest. Pracaxi oil has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It is the only compounding base specifically designed for scars and skin conditions. So what can PracaSil-Plus be used for? It is most effective for patients who are just coming off of surgery who have scarring caused by the operation. PracaSil-Plus can be combined with ingredients to help the healing process for the skin. PracaSil-Plus (Rosacea)- [...]

By | 2018-04-11T16:59:05+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Compounding|

MORE GREAT NEWS ABOUT LOW DOSE NALTREXONE (LDN)………..

Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) in the Management of Chronic Pain and Inflammation of Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, and Other Chronic Pain Disorders Chronic inflammatory diseases are complex to treat and have an impact on a large number of patients. Since the 1990s, opioid prescriptions have been increasing in prevalence in chronic inflammatory and neuropathic conditions. However, most opioids are considered less effective or have unproven efficacy in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and Crohn's disease.  Due to the difficulty of treating these diseases and their great impact on quality of life, patients often seek complementary or functional medicine options to obtain relief from symptoms. Naltrexone is a mu-opioid receptor antagonist indicated [...]

By | 2018-04-10T20:44:04+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Compounding|

Low Dose Naltrexone- LDN (in simple terms) part 2.

How is it possible that one medication can impact such a wide range of disorders? The disorders listed below all share a particular feature: in all of them, the immune system plays a central role. Low blood levels of endorphins are generally present, contributing to the disease-associated immune deficiencies. download- click this link Proposed-uses-of-LowDoseNaltrexone Are there any side effects or cautionary warnings? LDN is typically well tolerated. Occasionally, during the first week's use of LDN, patients may complain of some difficulty sleeping. This rarely persists after the first week. So a typical dose started working with your provider and Good Life Pharmacy would be to titrate from 1.5mg at bedtime for 1 week, [...]

By | 2018-04-06T19:30:59+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Compounding|