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  • Is Social Media Bad For You?

    May 23, 2022 by

    Nowadays just about anyone and everyone has some form of social media that they use. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more they are becoming more present in our every day lives. I wonder as we incorporate these into our daily lives what effect they have on us, and does the good out weigh the bad. Here… Read more

  • How to be the most productive out of your workday

    May 16, 2022 by

    When it comes to the Sunday Scaries you probably get a shiver down your spine because they are a real and we dread them every single week. One thing many people in the workforce don’t realize is that if you have a more productive day and productive week, the feeling that you have so much… Read more

  • Sunny Days… the Pros & the Cons

    May 9, 2022 by

    Are you a lover of warm weather and sunny days?  I know I am!  I have been counting down the days till summer.  However, when spending more time outdoors and especially as we get older it is increasingly important to remember there are consequences to our actions and we might want to grab the sunscreen… Read more

  • The Benefits of Naps

    May 2, 2022 by

    Most of us do not have the luxury of living in a country where siestas are the norm, but some of us could benefit from a power nap. According to pulmonologist and sleep apnea specialist, Samuel Gurevich, MD, taking a power nap can improve the following: Mood Alertness Reaction time Short-term Memory Focus and Concentration… Read more

  • How Much Water Should You Actually Drink?

    April 25, 2022 by

    The National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine recommends that men drink 3.7 liters a day and women drink 2.7 liters. Those amounts include water in your food according to Dr Sokol. Dr Sulk suggests considering these four factors when determining your water needs: Activity Level – If you work out a lot or are… Read more

  • Take Your Healthy Habits on the Road!

    April 21, 2022 by

    Life is slowly adjusting back to normal when it comes to travel, and with that comes a lot of eating out at restaurants if you are not prepared. Sure, there are healthy options few and far between, but when you’re hungry on the road it is so easy to find yourself at the fast-food restaurants.… Read more

  • South vs North 

    April 18, 2022 by

    When I began my career at AvKARE, it allowed me to move nearly 2,000 miles across the United States. I went from being a Texan to learning how to be a Philadelphian. I spent 22 years of my life in Texas and was now able to start a new journey up north. Over the past… Read more

  • I am a perfectionist…

    April 11, 2022 by

    I am a perfectionist. I don’t say that to be vain or brag – because, in fact, it can be (and is, most days) hard for me to deal with. I’m the person that can plan out, step by step, the sequence of tasks that need done in order to finish a project competently & … Read more

  • Multimillion-Dollar Gift

    April 4, 2022 by

    While the devastation of Covid continues to wreak havoc on our way of life, one family has taken generosity to the next level. Peter and Leni May announced on a multimillion-dollar donation towards medical education at Mount Sinai. Seeing the passion families like the Mays have given us the glimpse of hope that we need so much.  Their generosity is not only… Read more

  • HOME REMEDIES THAT ARE BACKED BY SCIENCE!!

    March 28, 2022 by

    We have all heard of natural and home remedies for many common ailments that plague people every day. Believe it or not, some of them have actually been proven through scientific studies to work! So, whether Grandma tells you about it or you look it up on the internet, I am sure you will find many… Read more

  • Kick your allergies to the curb!

    March 24, 2022 by

    With allergy season up ahead, there are many who are dreading this time of year. Do you struggle to go outside during the Spring months because you always end up sneezing uncontrollably? Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night because of a constant scratchy throat? Here are ways to keep your allergies… Read more

  • Best/Worst Foods Before Bed

    March 21, 2022 by

    Recently, I discovered my sleeping pattern was off. I started tracking my nightly routine. Quickly, I realized I was eating certain foods that were not providing proper protein before going to sleep. A week without proper sleep made me prioritize my sleeping routine versus my comfort food. Below I listed a few recommendations that I… Read more

  • Weird Medical Facts: Did You Know?

    March 7, 2022 by

    The little blue pill (sildenafil [Viagra]) can also make cut flowers stand up straight? What’s possibly more amazing is that researchers actually studied this. They found that only 1 mg of the drug (compared with the 50-g dose used by men with erectile dysfunction) dissolved in water can double the life of cut flowers, making them stand… Read more

  • National Nutrition Month

    March 3, 2022 by

    With my wedding coming up in April, I felt it is right to give some tips on eating healthy as I will be using these to fit into my suit. It works perfectly with March being National Nutritional Month and I am ready to give you some knowledge on eating correctly during this month. A… Read more

  • Benefits of Using Unit Dose Liquids

    February 28, 2022 by

    It seems over the past year; everything has changed due to the pandemic. One thing that came out of this was the increased significance of liquids being prepackaged in unit dose form. This is when a pharmaceutical liquid is prepackaged based on a certain dosage in something like a single serving coffee cup. The usage… Read more

  • To Eat or Not To Eat: Why Do Some Medications Require Food?

    February 21, 2022 by

    Knowing how to take your newest prescription is very important, especially when there are specific instructions surrounding food such as “Twice a day, with food” or “Once a day on an empty stomach.” Considering that most medications go through your digestive tract the same way that food does when eating, it makes sense that these… Read more

  • Valentine’s Day – The Double-Edged Sword

    February 14, 2022 by

    Valentine’s Day…the day Saint Valentine was murdered for illegally wedding young couples blissfully in love.  (The Roman Emperor, Claudius II, had made it illegal for young couples to wed as he thought being in love made soldiers weak; thus, making his army weak.)  Now a holiday celebrated around the world and bringing in $18 billion… Read more

  • 5 Things To Know About Epinephrine Injection

    February 10, 2022 by

    AvKARE now offers Epinephrine auto-injectors also known as EpiPens, which for a while now have been in high demand. Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18. That’s one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom. With the increase in food allergies, it’s important to… Read more

  • Broadway is Back

    February 7, 2022 by

    It could be the majestic theaters we missed. It could be the talented actors and actresses themselves. It could be the simple transformation of being transported away from reality into a world of magic for two uninterrupted hours. It could be all of those things and then some. So, let’s admit it, we’ve missed you terribly Broadway. We are… Read more

  • What are the 5 Best Exercises for Your Body?

    January 31, 2022 by

    Running isn’t the only way to get a rock-hard body. According to I-Min Lee, Harvard Medical School professor of medicine, five other types of exercise are hugely beneficial for your brain and body. Running isn’t as good for your body as it seems. It can be hard on your joints and digestive system. The following… Read more

  • Ever Wondered What the Top Hospitals in New England Are?

    January 24, 2022 by

    (https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/best-hospitals-across-new-england-mass-nh-conn-and-more/2368782/) As someone who was born and raised in New England, I’m pretty familiar with each state’s secret spots, best restaurants, and top attraction sites to go to. You could find me anywhere from visiting Newport, Rhode Island and checking out the massive mansions to getting a lobster roll in downtown Portland, Maine. There’s always… Read more

  • Meet Alexandra Cockerham

    January 20, 2022 by

    Hi! I’m Alexandra Cockerham and I am the new member of the AvKARE Unit Dose Sales Team! I am so excited to be stepping into this position and have already felt so welcomed. My territories will include North Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.  I was born and raised in Texas and currently live… Read more

  • The 10 Most Dangerous Insects in the U.S.

    January 17, 2022 by

    It is Fall in Kentucky and I may be a little behind writing this blog now, when people will stay indoors more and more as the weather cools. Still, there is a lot of pleasant weather to be enjoyed yet and with it is always the threat of insect bites and stings! Below are some… Read more

  • Ways to Stay Healthy During the Winter Months

    January 10, 2022 by

    The winter months are a time when being proactive about our health is of upmost importance. There are a variety of ways to stay active and healthy during the cold months. Some ways include: Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables. You can add fruits to your breakfast and have them as a healthy snack or dessert!… Read more

  • Social Media Detoxing

    January 3, 2022 by

    Let’s all admit we all love a good Instagram scroll or a funny snapchat. Social media has connected us in ways that can really bring us together. Even if you aren’t tech savvy or care about it much, it always feels good to check in on people and vice versa that aren’t physically with you.… Read more

  • New Year’s Resolution: Improve your Health in 2022

    January 1, 2022 by

    After a stressful holiday season filled with family and sweets, its now a new year and time to decide on a New Year’s resolution. For this year 2022 many people are looking to set a resolution that will improve their health or wellness. Improving your health and wellness is a tough goal, as there are… Read more

  • Setting New Goals for 2022

    December 30, 2021 by

    Hopefully everyone had a wonderful and fantastic 2021. As we start the new year it’s always important to set goals for yourself. This can help in any aspect of your life but most importantly any goal is a good goal! Whatever you set for yourself isn’t unrealistic whether it’s big or small or short term… Read more

  • The Bucket List Trip You Didn’t Know You Needed

    December 27, 2021 by

    If you’ve ever traveled through the state of Wyoming on I-80, you’re probably like me in assuming that the entire state of Wyoming is as monotonous as the drive from Laramie to Rock Springs. It’s miles upon miles of nothing but sage brush, rocks and semi-truck and trailer tires humming on asphalt for as far… Read more

  • Dogs and Medication- Do Not Mix

    December 20, 2021 by

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic started we have seen an uptick in pet adoptions, and I have to admit I am guilty of being one of those statistics. I recently adopted a little black and white Pitbull Mix puppy named Keke. A big shout out to Stealing Hearts Rescue in Arizona for providing me with such… Read more

  • Tips for Thriving through the Holidays

    December 13, 2021 by

    The holiday season is officially here! Many will be celebrating the most wonderful time of the year by spending it with family and friends. Along with all the joys and traditions we can expect to experience, it can also be a time that may cause stress. Whether it’s from overspending, overcommitting to plans, or perhaps… Read more

  • Ever Wondered What the Top Hospitals in New England Are?

    December 6, 2021 by

    As someone who was born and raised in New England, I’m pretty familiar with each state’s secret spots, best restaurants, and top attraction sites to go to. You could find me anywhere from visiting Newport, Rhode Island and checking out the massive mansions to getting a lobster roll in downtown Portland, Maine. There’s always something… Read more

  • Sleep Difficulties: How do you combat them?

    November 29, 2021 by

    Sleep. For some, it’s one of the most relaxing and peaceful times of the day. However, for many – that couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to sleephealth.org – An average of 50 to 70 million Americans with varying age, gender, and socioeconomic status will suffer from sleep-related problems. This may be in part… Read more

  • Winter is coming: Do you have the Common Cold or COVID-19?

    November 22, 2021 by

    With the winter fast approaching and kids back in school the common cold has been spreading. It seems the question that keeps coming up is, do I have the common cold or COVID-19? This has been becoming a big concern due to last year we were a little more on lockdown and avoiding large gatherings.… Read more

  • In-Home Healthcare Needs Delivered

    November 15, 2021 by

    If you can imagine it you can have it anything from A to Z! Back in 1994 was the beginning of Amazon they started out selling books to compete with stores like Barnes and Nobles.  In 2001 there was the dot-com bubble burst many e-companies didn’t make it. Amazon survived push forward and became a huge player… Read more

  • Meet Morgan Griffing

    November 12, 2021 by

    Hi Everybody! My name is Morgan Griffing and I am one of the newest additions to the AvKARE Unit Dose Sales team. My territory will cover all of South Texas. I grew up in Brandon, Mississippi and received my Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Mississippi State University. Hail State!! I recently moved to… Read more

  • Meet Courtney Burtell

    November 10, 2021 by

    Hi! My name is Courtney and I am one of the newest UD team members. I will be covering Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and parts of Pennsylvania. I love spending time with friends and family, traveling, cooking, and trying new things! I’m from Delaware and received my Marketing degree and Management Information Systems minor… Read more

  • Why should you give blood?

    November 8, 2021 by

    Imagine this: your parent was on the surgery table at 7am one morning to have a routine procedure done. It seems like old hat routine, as it’s not the first time you’ve waited this at home (thanks, COVID), but you still anxiously anticipate the phone call from your loved one after they’ve come out of… Read more

  • Stress Awareness Month – How to Manage Stress

    November 1, 2021 by

    Everyone deals with stress. Whether its stress at work or home, it seems to follow you just about anywhere. As we head into November, National Stress Awareness Month, it seems important to learn how to handle all types of stress and combat them in the best way possible. The Mayo Clinic categorizes stress into two… Read more

  • Laughing Medication

    October 25, 2021 by

    If the title has you wondering, wait is there a medication that is going to help me laugh more? Well, that is not what this blog is about. Maybe you all have heard the saying, “laughter is the best medicine”, but why is that? Laughing is healing, rejuvenating, and cultivates positivity, so it is no… Read more

  • Healthcare Concerns

    October 18, 2021 by

    The pandemic has had a profound effect on the way people access healthcare. Health care requires a multi-faceted approach to make it easer to meet consumers where they are. Pharmacies all over play a critical role in supporting patients access to much needed services.   Patients failure to adhere to prescribed medications is one of the… Read more

  • 3 Fall Healthy Recipes

    October 7, 2021 by

    Get out your scarves and cardigans because it’s officially Fall. Which means it’s time for pumpkin patches, sweater weather, and some delicious food! With cooler weather on the horizon, many of us will be enjoying even more time indoors. Let’s make the most of this gorgeous season by implementing a few savory, yet healthy recipes… Read more

  • ADHD Awareness Month

    October 4, 2021 by

    What is ADHD and who does it effect? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopment disorder than can affect anyone.  While it does happen to males more than females at a rate of two to three times as many, around 4% of girls are diagnosed with this disorder.  This disorder is different for everyone as some may… Read more

  • How To Choose? The Covid Vaccine Choices

    September 27, 2021 by

    With the number of Covid vaccine options available, one of the major questions is which one to choose? From the Pfizer-BioNTech and Modern to the Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine choices vary. Realistically, medical professionals rarely encourage one method over another. But that doesn’t mean there are not resources available to help you decide which… Read more

  • Opposition to Vaccines

    September 13, 2021 by

    Understanding why some are against getting vaccinated. Health and medical experts have praised vaccines as being one of the best accomplishments in the 20th century, but everyone is not in agreement. The opposition to vaccines has been highly publicized on social media, the news and on podcasts. More parents are opting out of vaccinations for… Read more

  • September is Healthy Aging Month

    September 6, 2021 by

    Geared at people 45 and over, Healthy aging month is to remind us that we don’t have to grow old just because we have made a few more trips around the sun.  To maintain your vibrancy, take this time to take stock in your lifestyle and set healthy goals.   5 Tips on Staying Healthy  Check… Read more

  • Get Your Brain Moving!

    August 23, 2021 by

    I am assuming you have heard about physical exercise, but what about brain exercise? I do not know about you, but after over a year of working solely from home, and dealing with all the mental aspects covid-19 has so kindly given us, my brain has been a little foggy. I find myself forgetting birthday’s,… Read more

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