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Chickenpox FAQ
Diseases like chickenpox can bring up a lot of questions. The answers to some of the most common chickenpox-related questions are below.
The Food Poisoning 411
As the weather warms up, you are probably thinking about spending more time outdoors. And, of course, you will have to pick out the perfect snacks for these outings. As fun as this all sounds, it can quickly become dangerous if you're not careful.
Natural Energy Drinks: Lifesaver, Scam or Hazard?
Today’s world is a busy one. Our lives are even busier. It’s natural to crave an energy boost to help you get more done. But can some energy boosts have negative health effects?
Taking Sleep Medications? Here's What You Need to Know
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added a boxed warning for certain sleep medications.
Your Medications Are Expired. Now What?
Most people check the expiration date on their milk carton before taking a big gulp. But what about the expiration dates found in their medicine cabinet?
Some Bacteria Can Be a Good Thing
Did you know there are more bacterial cells in your gut than human cells in your whole body? It’s true. But there’s no need to panic.
Collagen: Do You Want to Add It to My Smoothie?
If you’ve been to a health food store, the natural products section of a grocery store or a juice shop lately, chances are they’ve tried to sell you collagen products.
You Asked, We Answered
One of the most common questions pharmacists receive is, "Can I drink alcohol while taking my medication?" We've answered that question and several others below. See what other questions made the list.
You Can Smile About These Healthy Tips
Proper care of your teeth and gums promotes dental health and lowers your risk for dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, among others.
Depression or Just the Blues?
Depression affects millions of Americans. Here's what you need to know.