Try these medications to ease the symptoms of allergies

Allergy Attack  Try these medications to ease the symptoms of allergies. By Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple Question: Every year in the spring, I have terrible sneezing attacks, runny nose, and itchy eyes. I’m wondering whether these are allergies, and if so how can I prevent myself from suffering this year? Answer: Ah, spring. It’s a time for love, warming weather, outdoor activities and glorious, colorf ...

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How to correctly use your lungs during exercise

Breathe Right Learn how to correctly use your lungs during exercise. By Stephanie Dorworth Breathe in. Breathe out. This is something you tell yourself all day. Okay, not really. Breathing should come naturally and without thought. Except in one case: while exercising. This is one time when it does not come naturally. When you are bench-pressing the bar above your chest, with your face turning purple, you c ...

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Tips on how to combat seasonal allergies

Bloomin’ Desert Local pharmacist (and allergy sufferer) Tara Storjohann offers tips on how to combat seasonal allergies. I love springtime in Anthem. The weather is ideal and the desert comes alive with flowers. My favorite scene is the desert floor covered in green carpet. It’s beautiful. This is the time of year that I especially love to be outside enjoying the desert, plus it gives us bragging rights for ...

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Pregnancy hormones shred a young New River mom’s coronary arteries

Heart in Distress Pregnancy hormones shred a young New River mom’s coronary arteries. By Deb Rinard   Cooper was only a month old on Sept. 8, 2015, when his mother’s right coronary artery began to fray in earnest. A rare pregnancy complication, it happens once in 64,000 women, with a mortality rate of 30 to 60 percent. For weeks, Ashley Wachtmann, 32, of New River, had been experiencing pain around her ...

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What you need to know about high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple talk about a common disease that often goes undetected.   QUESTION: After my yearly physical this year, my doctor said my blood pressure was “elevated.” Everyone always talks about how it is good to have “low” blood pressure but I don’t really understand why it’s important or what my blood pressure should be. Is there a way to lower ...

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Heart-Centered Yoga

Heart-Centered Yoga Make stretching part of your daily routine with these exercises to center yourself from the inside out. By Stephanie Dorworth February is a month filled with love. Thoughts spoken from the heart and gifts given from the heart. It is a time to share your love for others. But I challenge you to show yourself some love as well. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, be more heart-centered this mon ...

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Local pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple review some popular diets

Diet Fads? Local pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Ashlie Temple review some popular diets. QUESTION: Each year I make the resolution to lose weight. It seems like there are so many diets and fads to choose from, and I’m always so nervous about committing to one. Can you tell me about some of the most popular diets, what they involve, and how safe they are? Answer: Every year the holiday season brings us joy, ...

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Pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster examine two common and often related conditions

ImbalancePharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster examine two common and often related conditions. By Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster Question: I’m tired all the time and have noticed recent weight gain and mental cloudiness. I’m a 40-something working mom of three active kids so I can’t afford to have these symptoms. I’ve scoured the Internet and have found multiple diagnoses that could fit my s ...

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Five sports bras to help keep you in top shape

Fashionably Fit Five sports bras to help keep you in top shape By Sondra Barr Sports bras are functional and can be worn in a variety of ways. Layered under fitness tops, they add extra support and a pop of color. They can also be worn alone or under casual shirts and zipped jackets. Try these five on for size. Nike Pro Fierce Mezzo, $55 @ nike.com ASICS Abby Pocket Bra, $37.99 @ roadrunnersports.com New Ba ...

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Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk hydration

Thirsty? Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk hydration. QUESTION: It’s so hot in Arizona that I constantly feel the need to drink over a gallon of water to keep myself hydrated, but then I’m running to the bathroom all the time. How much water is actually needed to maintain our health. and what can happen if the body does not get the water it needs? ANSWER: This is an excellent question and ...

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