Last month, as with every October, we celebrated American Pharmacists Month, which is a great reminder to have a medication review with one of our pharmacists. A medication review, or "check-up," can reduce your risk of drug interactions and side effects and help determine if you're taking anything that is unnecessary. Another major benefit of a medication check is that a pharmacist can help to determine if there are less expensive medications to treat your health concerns. As the medication experts, pharmacists are trained to carefully and thoroughly evaluate your medication-related issues. Then, we act as members of the healthcare team by communication with our other providers (and you!) to solve your problems.
By: Stephanie Smith Cooney, Gatti Pharmacy Owner, Pharm. D.
With cases of Lyme Disease on the rise, we wanted to inform you all about the frequently asked questions regarding Lyme Disease, and how you can prevent it. The following FAQ is referenced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Is preventing allergic reactions possible?
Anyone of any age can have or develop allergies. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to prevent developing allergies, but there are many ways to prevent allergic reactions. Here are just a few:
The holidays are already a busy time as it is, but adding a trip into the mix can make them even more stressful. As you plan your trip, don't forget about these simple tips to help keep you healthy (and sane) during the holiday season.
Like technology? Have trouble remembering to take your medications or just want an easier way to manage them? Sure enough - the Android and Apple app stores are full of health and wellness apps claiming to help with medications. It can sometimes be hard to know which are the best. Below is a list of some of our favorites. Before you jump into, you should know that all mentioned (except for the last one) feature the basics of a medication management app, such as reminders and refill alerts. Instead, we will try to highlight the distinguishing characteristics. All apps mentioned are available for free on iOS and Android.
The Gatti Team
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