Fitness expert Laura Rogers offers tips on how to avoid throwing your diet out the window while on vacation.

Don't Take a Vacation from Fitness! Fitness expert Laura Rogers offers tips on how to avoid throwing your diet out the window while on vacation. By Laura Rogers Incorporating exercise and diet on vacation probably sounds a bit harsh. Who wants to go on vacation for peace, tranquility, and fun, only to wind up sweating and dieting? But truthfully, you don’t have to think of exercise as a punishment. Vacation ...

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Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann on how to pick an over-the-counter product to address your allergies.

Antihistamine or Decongestant? Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann on how to pick an over-the-counter product to address your allergies. QUESTION: Help! My allergies are killing me! I have a runny, stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. I want to pick an over-the-counter product to treat these symptoms, but there are so many products at the pharmacy to choose from. How do I know which product to ch ...

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Pharmacists Ronni Nemeth and Tara Storjohann tackle the subject of creatine and young athletes

Performance Enhancer? Pharmacists Ronni Nemeth and Tara Storjohann tackle the subject of creatine and young athletes in 85086 Magazine. QUESTION: My high school athlete wants to start taking creatine to improve his athletic performance and gain muscle. I’m not convinced this is the right thing for him. Is this something that works, and is it safe? ANSWER: Want to get bigger and stronger––and get that way fa ...

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Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk calcium supplementation.

The Importance of Calcium  Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann talk calcium supplementation in the January issue of 85086 Magazine. QUESTION: I’m a 55-year-old mother with three children and have heard that women my age need extra calcium for bone health. Do I really need it, and if so, how much should I take? ANSWER: This is a wonderful question. We talk to many people who are confused about ca ...

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Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann on the differences between the cold virus and seasonal allergies

Allergy or Cold? Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann on the differences between the cold virus and seasonal allergies. Question: I seem to get a cold every fall. I’m starting to wonder if this “cold” is really seasonal allergies. How can I tell? Answer: We’ve all had that feeling––you wake up coughing, your throat starts to burn, and as the day wears, on nasal congestion sets in and you start to feel like you’ ...

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Fitness mentor Michelle Steinke on achieving a full and fit life

Balance Fitness mentor Michelle Steinke on achieving a full and fit life. Let me ask you a few questions. Grab a piece of paper and write your answers, which you’ll keep in a safe place.  Define what a balanced life means to you. Remember, to define balance, you have to take into consideration that life is always evolving and changing. What is balanced to you today may not be balanced to you tomorrow. What ...

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Q & A with Jessica Lioi on Aesthetic Medicine and Top Cosmetic Procedures

Q & A with Jessica Lioi  Aesthetic Medicine and Top Cosmetic Procedures: Q: What is the goal of aesthetic medicine? A: The primary goal of aesthetic medicine is to enhance a patient’s self-satisfaction by utilizing minimally invasive procedures aimed at maintaining a natural and healthy appearance and thus allowing consumers to “look as young as they feel,” “look better for their age,” or simply allowin ...

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Lead by Example: Positively shape your family’s lives from day one, says fitness mentor Michelle Steinke.

Lead by Example Positively shape your family’s lives from day one, says fitness mentor Michelle Steinke.   Sometimes, we underestimate the importance of our actions and our behavior as examples for our kids. We preach to them about eating right or getting exercise, but we forget to show them how it’s done. Kids do what we do, not what we tell them to do, and that works for the good or the not-so-good. ...

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Ask the Pharmacist: September 2014

Ask the Pharmacist: September 2014  By Tara Storjohann, Pharm.D. Question: I am a first-time mom and I must say that I am nervous about giving my baby all these vaccines that my pediatrician is recommending! What is the risk of vaccinating vs. not vaccinating and isn’t natural immunity better than vaccination? I understand your anxiety about placing your baby under the needle. It can be very intimidating, e ...

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Teaching Kids To Love Real Food: Make your food choices a priority: lead by example, and your kids will follow, says fitness mentor Michelle Steinke.

Teaching Kids To Love Real Food Make your food choices a priority: lead by example, and your kids will follow, says fitness mentor Michelle Steinke. People ask me all the time how I get my kiddos to eat so healthy. My answer is simple: I have rarely given them a choice on the subject. Long before I knew I wanted to be healthy for me, I decided I wanted my kids to grow up healthy from the start.   I gre ...

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