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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.
The Truth About Vaccines
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially lifesaving vaccines. 
New Weight Loss Device Gets Green Light
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a novel prescription weight management device.
What You Need to Know Before Surgery
If you are scheduled for surgery that requires anesthesia, here's what you need to know about how to best prepare for your procedure.
Take a Look at Your Eye Health
We know to brush and floss to keep our teeth in tip-top shape and to eat right and work in some cardio at the gym for our heart's sake. But what about our eyes?
Is Asthma Holding You Back?
In the United States, an estimated 15.4 million people are treated for asthma each year. This places an enormous burden on both individual patients and the US economy.