Pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster talk how to protect yourself from the sun

Sun Protection 101  Pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Jessica Wooster talk how to protect yourself from the sun.  Summer has arrived, which means spending more time outside (most likely poolside) with friends and family. Increased sun exposure is a danger that we are often unaware of on a daily basis. Think of what you currently do to shield yourself from the sun, and chances are you might not be doing enough ...

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Probiotics 101

Local pharmacists Tara Storjohann and Mardoqueo Martinez debate the use of probiotics. QUESTION: My husband spends a lot of time on the Internet reading health articles. His latest obsession has been telling everyone in the family they need to start taking probiotics. I feel like I am missing something. What exactly is a probiotic and what can they be used for specifically? ANSWER: Could there be a solution ...

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Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann offers suggestions on how to overcome insomnia.

A Good Night’s Sleep? Local pharmacist Tara Storjohann offers suggestions on how to overcome insomnia. There is only one author this month, standard bio for Tara Storjohann Question: “I am a busy working parent of three kids, and I’ve been struggling with sleep off and on for the past few years. Sometimes, I have difficulty falling asleep, but other times, I struggle with staying asleep. Do you have any sug ...

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Local pharmacists Andrea Burns and Tara Storjohann tackle a common, painful summer ailment

Swimmer’s Ear Local pharmacists Andrea Burns and Tara Storjohann tackle a common, painful summer ailment. QUESTION: My 11-year-old son spends a lot of time in the pool this time of year, and we constantly struggle with him getting swimmer’s ear. What causes swimmer’s ear, what is the best treatment, and is there a way to prevent him from getting it? ANSWER: These are great questions, and they’re very common ...

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Pharmacists Andrea Burns and Tara Storjohann debate the merits of java

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much? Pharmacists Andrea Burns and Tara Storjohann debate the merits of java.  QUESTION: I have heard that caffeine can be both beneficial and detrimental to my health. How much caffeine is considered a “healthy” amount, and what can happen if I have too much? ANSWER: It’s about three o’clock in the afternoon and it hits you: It’s that almost-the-end-of-the-day tired feeling only a ...

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Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann discuss the best way to prevent potentially troublesome insect bites

Mosquitos and Ticks Local pharmacists Karen Liu and Tara Storjohann discuss the best way to prevent potentially troublesome insect bites   QUESTION: Summer is here, and I’m worried about mosquitos and ticks. I want to take my family on a camping trip, but I’m not sure what to do. What diseases do people get from these insect bites, and what is the best way to prevent them?   ANSWER: Multiple mosqu ...

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