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The arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to America has brought major disruption to the lives of every American. Terms like, “social distancing”, “isolation”, “Self-quarantine” and “unemployment” have become part of the daily conversation for all Americans. We have yet to see if supplementation with Immune Support products such as Zinc, Vitamin C, EGCg and various immune stimulation combinations will truly have an impact in managing the spread of COVID-19. The major challenge for all Americans now and in the immediate future will be how to survive in a society of social distancing, isolation, self-quarantine and unemployment. We know that a health diet, regular exercise, stress management, plenty of rest and a healthy lifestyle [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]