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Dr. Rx: Steps you can take to avoid hospital-related infections

By Christian Ruiz Pharm.D. Candidate 2020 Q: I’m getting a procedure done at the hospital soon, and I’m afraid of getting an infection while I’m there. Is there anything I can do? A: Infections you can develop while inside hospitals or other medical settings — including doctors’ offices, rehab facilities or nursing homes — are […]

Auxiliary Label: Pharmacy students take part in community care

By Michael Ong Auxiliary Label Staff I arrived for my afternoon shift at the Charles City County Fair around 1 p.m. With the forecast of rain later on in the day, I hadn’t expected many people to attend. But the large parking lot was full. As I was getting out of my car, a mother […]

Ask Dr. Rx: Simple steps to build stronger bones

By Kayla Sheets Q: Osteoporosis is fairly common in my family. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening to me? I don’t want to have a fall and break a bone. A: Bones are living tissue and are constantly being remodeled. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose more mass than they gain […]

Dr. Rx: Apps can help people stay on top of medications

By Yasser Ali Q: How can technology help me keep track of my medications? A: Nearly 50 percent of Americans over the age of 55 are on at least one prescription medication, with 12 percent of those over the age of 65 taking four or more. That is a lot to keep track of on […]

Dr. Rx: Diet and exercise are keys to heart health

By Tabitha Robinson Q: My family doctor told me that I was at an increased risk of having a heart attack because I have a family history of heart disease. What can I do to reduce my risk? A: There are many lifestyle changes that can be made to help reduce your risk of heart […]

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