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  • How to Avoid the Winter Blues

    November 28, 2022 by

    The winter blues, another name for seasonal affective disorder (SAD),  a form of depression that has a seasonal pattern which can start in fall and last until spring. As the days get shorter and colder, the lack of sunlight can leave you feeling sad with low energy, or you may experience changes in sleep and eating… Read more

  • Six Types of Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

    November 21, 2022 by

    Foods high in vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, selenium and L-arginine are good options if you’re looking to lower your blook pressure according to Cleveland Clinic. 1. Foods high in vitamin C can protect against oxidative stress. They include: 2. Foods high in vitamin E protect cells from free radical damage. They include: 3. Foods… Read more

  • Sales Q&A from the AvKARE Institutional Sales Team

    November 14, 2022 by

    I’ve gathered a list of questions about having a career in sales and going out in the field. I had my colleague’s answer them based off of their personal experiences. Sales is different from many others career paths in that we work from home but also do a decent amount of traveling to meet with… Read more

  • Why I love the holidays

    November 7, 2022 by

    As the weather starts to change in New England, we all know one thing is coming soon. The holidays!!! Now we just had Halloween and the crisp air of the fall is the best feeling in the world. Shortly after, it’ll be Thanksgiving and Christmas and the snow will start to fall. I think what… Read more

  • Let’s Play:  What Scares You Most?

    October 31, 2022 by

    Which one should you be most afraid of?  You guessed it, the donut (or any unhealthy food options in general).  If you are like me and hundreds of other Americans and have had not the best food choices over the years, I urge you go get a screening done.  Just because you feel fine and… Read more

  • Prioritize Working Out During the Holiday Season

    October 24, 2022 by

    We all know the craziness that comes with the holiday season! Many people are in and out of town, have guests or are guests, have schedule and routine changes, kids are home from school, work hours change – the list goes on. Do you prioritize your exercise habits during this time? It may feel like… Read more

  • City vs. Suburbs

    October 17, 2022 by

    As someone who grew up in the suburbs and now lives in the city I’ve always gone back and fourth between which I prefer more. I had recently come to the conclusion, as my boyfriend and I have been deciding whether to stay or go, that it really depends on your needs and lifestyle. What’s… Read more

  • Are You Lacking Iron In Your Diet?

    October 10, 2022 by

    Are you tired all the time? Easily short of breath? Dizzy? Cold, even when others are not? Dealing with hair loss? Restless leg syndrome? If you said yes to all of those symptoms then you might be experiencing an iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia is surprisingly not uncommon. It is actually one of the most… Read more

  • How Cleaning can improve your Mental Health !

    October 3, 2022 by

    I know with summers craziness, it can sometimes feel like a daunting task to keep your mental health in the forefront of your mind, but with several easy tips and tricks to improve your psyche, you can hit the water and enjoy the great weather ! According to the Jefferson Center, there are several things… Read more

  • Top 4 National Parks to Visit

    September 19, 2022 by

    With more experiences being virtual nowadays it’s more important than ever to spend time outdoors. Whether that be at the beach or a walk in the park for a few minutes, the more time outside the better. Another way to expand your time outdoors and in nature is by taking a trip to one of… Read more

  • Healthy Food Alternatives to Summer Classics!

    August 29, 2022 by

    It’s officially summertime! Which means many of us will be indulging in our favorite snacks by the poolside or maybe at a family cookout. Whatever the occasion, there’s a few ways to enjoy summer classic treats, without over-indulging. Fruit Cobblers and Pies My personal favorite! It wouldn’t quite be summer without a cherry or blackberry… Read more

  • Are you canning this year?

    August 22, 2022 by

    COVID saw a lot of people going out of their comfort zones and trying new things to stay busy while sheltering at home. One thing I’ve frequently heard over the last two years is ‘we decided to dedicate part of the yard to a garden and give it a go raising some (insert any fruit,… Read more

  • Reduce Anxiety Instantly

    August 15, 2022 by

    Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Do you battle with anxiety? I know I do. At one point, my anxiety felt like a ball and chain that was holding me down… Read more

  • Tips for the End of Summer

    August 8, 2022 by

    With the end of Summer approaching, it is essential to be aware of all things that can cause you unneeded stress and how to deal with them. In this article, we will discuss some ways to help you deal with that stress to spring into action as the school year nears for the kiddos !… Read more

  • Tips On How to Stay Healthy During your Summer Vacation

    August 1, 2022 by

     As we get closer to summer and kids being out of school. It is time to start planning those summer vacations with friends and family. Vacations are a time to relax and destress while trying to do the least amount of work to enjoy yourself. That means a lot of people will not be cooking… Read more

  • UV Saftey Awareness Month

    July 25, 2022 by

    July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and the mission is to spread awareness about the importance of protecting your eyes and skin from the side effects of UV rays. Now you may think UV protection is just something you need during the hot summer months out on the lake or by the pool, but I… Read more

  • A little 4th of July History!

    July 4, 2022 by

    What is the 4th of July? July 4th know as Independence Day is an important American holiday celebrated annually. July 4, 2022 falls on a Monday this year, giving the majority of Americans a three-day weekend! So start planning your festivities; fireworks, sales, sharing meaningful quotes and pictures on social media to celebrate our great… Read more

  • The Benefits of Drinking Water

    June 27, 2022 by

    There are an abundant number of benefits when it comes to drinking water. It all starts with the amount of water you consume every day. On average a person needs about 64 ounces a day. A great indicator of your hydration levels is the color of your pee. A lighter color is a sign of… Read more

  • Do you need a 2022 getaway?

    June 20, 2022 by

    Are you looking for a getaway in 2022? As a new resident of Texas, I’ve done some exploring in my new home of Houston, and surrounding cities. Whether you’re near or far, there are so many opportunities for adventure in Texas! Below are some of the cities in Texas that I’ve had the chance to… Read more

  • Reasons To Start Gardening

    June 13, 2022 by

    Have you ever had fruits or vegetables from an at-home garden? Nothing compares to the freshness and satisfaction of having grown it yourself. The convenience of being able to walk into your backyard and grab some tomatoes for a fresh batch of salsa, healthy salad, or to top off your sandwich. Gardening is a great… Read more

  • Sound Healing

    June 6, 2022 by

    Have you ever heard of a sound bath? If not, trust me you are not the only one. Although it may be considered new age wellness, sound healing is hardly a new form of therapy. The ancient Greeks used music to cure mental disorders and throughout history, sound has been used to help people work… Read more

  • Memorial Day and Pharmacy in the Military

    May 30, 2022 by

    Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military and is always celebrated on the last Monday of May.  The National Moment of Remembrance is an annual event that asks Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause for a duration of one minute to remember those who have… Read more

  • 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

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