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What is a drug recall

Drug recalls can be a result of many different circumstances. After a medication is approved by the FDA to be manufactured and used by consumers, it is continuously monitored to ensure safety. All medications are required to prove they are safe before approval; however, the studies are often not big enough to collect all potential side effects. As a result of this, there are sometimes unintentional adverse effects that are discovered after a medication is being prescribed. This is not the only reason that a medication may be recalled. Reasons...

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A tiny bite can make you itch, make you sneeze, make you twitch.

Sound familiar? This unique phrase comes directly from the 1995 movie, Jumanji, in which these nasty winged creatures caused all sorts of havoc in the fictional town of Brantford, New Hampshire.

OK, so perhaps these movie counterparts were a bit exaggerated in size, but no matter their size, they are still considered the deadliest creature on the planet due to the deadly diseases they can carry. It should be noted that only female mosquitoes only have the capability to bite humans and animals alike and...

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Cholesterol is the fat-like substance that is in your blood. Your body needs the cholesterol to survive and maintain its energy, but too much cholesterol can cause plaques to build up and limit blood flow to vital organs. You may ask, “How do I make sure my cholesterol doesn’t form those plaques?” and that is not something you can feel; however, you can get your cholesterol levels measured at your doctor’s office by a quick blood draw. You can also contact your local NuCara pharmacy to see if they provide cholesterol screenings and consultations.

There are other ways...

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Tips for Outdoor activities

  • Seek shade, especially during midday hours
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and protective clothing to shield skin
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPH 15 to protect exposed skin
  • Sunscreen works best when used with shade or clothes, and it must be re-applied every 2 hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off

There are many benefits to sunlight and being outdoors such as preventing the development of obesity and in limited quantities, it helps us with vitamin D production. Unlike plants,...

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