According to a 2014 article by AYTM.com, July is the busiest month to go on vacation followed by August. Whether you plan to travel by train, car or plane to your next destination, it is important for you to understand the procedures for traveling with medications.
Luckily, as community pharmacists, we can help educate you on the process.
Below are four tips you can and should follow while traveling with medications:
Summer is here, which means it's time to up your water game. Staying hydrated is not only important to avoid health issues in the heat, such as fatigue and fainting, but also to help your body function properly.
Here are three tips to ensure you stay hydrated:
Zika, West Nile, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Dengue what do these all have in common? These
diseases, and many more, are transmitted by mosquitoes. Zika, due to the recent epidemic, and
West Nile, because of its prevalence in our area, are probably the most notable of these.
In most people, symptoms of the Zika virus are mild or unnoticed. Common symptoms include
fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to newborn
microcephaly, or a smaller than normal head. Microcephaly can lead to a number of complications for the newborn baby, which is why there is much concern over the Zika outbreak.
No reported mosquito-borne cases of Zika have been contracted in the US the biggest risk is
West nile is an infection that has been known to spread in Pennsylvania. Most people with the
virus will show no to minor symptoms. However, some will develop fever, headaches, muscle
pain, nausea, rash, and rarely neurological complications.
Even without concerns of disease, mosquito avoidance is preferred because of their pesky
bites. As you gear up for summer, here are some steps to take to prevent mosquito bites and
reduce your risk of any mosquito-borne illnesses:
Sweet Dreams! There are a lot of benefits to grabbing some ZZZ's and getting a good night’s sleep. Aside from feeling great, evidence shows that sleep may help to: improve memory, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation, lower stress and perhaps even live longer!
Check out these 10 tips to help get the best sleep possible:
The Gatti Team
Information, tips and more from the Gatti Pharmacists and staff.