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Do You Tell Your Doctor the Truth?
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.
How Statins Save Lives
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff The health benefits of statins "greatly outweigh the risks," according to a new study. So what's the story with these cholesterol-lowering drugs?
Caffeine: How Much Is Too Much?
Written by Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Do you find yourself drinking several cups of joe each day? How much caffeine is too much?
Shy Away from Slime
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff Slime toys are very popular among younger kids. But did you know that this sticky, gooey toy can be hazardous for your little one?
Safe Toys for the Holidays
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff On the first day of Christmas, my mommy gave to me … three non-choking-hazard toys, two BPA-free figures and a stuffed animal without removable parts. How safe are the toys under your tree this year?
New Presents from the FDA
Written By Digital Pharmacist Staff It's the holiday season, and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a gift for all of us. Keep reading to see what the FDA has in its bag of goodies for us this holiday season.
Staying Safe During the Holidays
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS As the season continues, keeping yourself and your family safe is an important part of being able to enjoy the holidays.
The Prescription for a Happy Holiday
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Getting ready to leave town for the holidays? Don't forget to consider your health when planning your trip.
Traveling for the Holidays?
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS You're ready to see the world, but are you really prepared to jet off?
Shining a Light on Laser Toy Risks
Written By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS Before you head to the toy store and buy a laser toy this holiday season, learn the potential risks and read about laser safety, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended.