A Risk of Infection with Heartburn Drugs

By: Monica Zatarski, PharmD RPh The use of antacids, such as Prilosec, Nexium and Tums is widespread.  Half of American adults have used antacids, and they are the third most common over-the-counter medication.  Most people take these drugs to relieve the symptoms of heartburn, reflux, GERD and indigestion. Last June, a very large study showed […]

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Clinical Considerations for the Administration of Hormones Topically

By Monica Zatarski, PharmD, RPh Topical application of bio-identical hormone therapy continues to gain more popularity with patients and practitioners as a convenient, practical, and effective means of administration.  One reason for this increase in popularity, is that there are more risks evident with the oral administration of estrogen.  In addition, studies continue to show […]

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A Discussion on Thyroid Dysfunction

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Thyroid dysfunction, specifically hypothyroidism, is commonly under-diagnosed, but can account for a wide variety of symptoms. The common symptoms of hypothyroidism are (but not limited to) fatigue, weight gain, brittle hair and nails, hair loss, cold sensitivity, constipation, depression, muscle and joint pain, and menstrual irregularities. There are several situations that […]

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Hormone Testing

By: Krista Borowski, RPh Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has many advantages, one of which is the ability to have a product custom made for you. A provider can prescribe specific doses to optimize therapy to balance your hormones and alleviate any symptoms you may have. There are several dosage forms available with the most […]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

By Krista Borowski, RPh Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has several important functions, including regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous for proper development of strong bones and teeth. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D, you are at risk of developing bone abnormalities such as soft bones (osteomalacia)or fragile bones (osteoporosis). […]

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