Insights on pharmaceutical trends and happenings from our AvKARE experts


  • Healthy Activities to Try This Summer!

    June 5, 2023 by

    Summer is just around the corner! There are always new activities you can try with friends and family. Below is a list of fun and healthy ideas for this summer: Try limiting your electronic use this summer. There are plenty of fun new activities to try while benefiting your physical and mental health. It’s the… Read more

  • 3 Things to do to get the MOST out of Summer

    May 29, 2023 by

    With the upcoming arrival of the summer, most people are always looking to maximize their time in the sunshine. However, little know how to fully take advantage of warm months ahead. In this blog, I will give you some tips and tricks to ensure your time is perfectly spread out and calculated to make you… Read more

  • How Spring cleaning can improve your Mental Health !

    May 22, 2023 by

    I know with springs arrival and summers approach, 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… Read more

  • Why you should choose a career in Healthcare

    May 15, 2023 by

    Healthcare is widely known as a very popular career path. Many people think of healthcare as directly working with patients, but this isn’t always the case. In my role, I do pharmaceutical sales and although I I’m not a nurse or doctor I am helping people everyday. I sell the products that make people get… Read more

  • How To Stop Snoring

    May 8, 2023 by

    Do you or your loved one snort, wheeze, or roar while you or they are sleeping. Some people are born snorers, many children snore. But snoring seems to be more common in men, people who are overweight or obese. While it can be irritating it can also be a potentially serious condition. According to Dr… Read more

  • May is National Walking Month

    May 5, 2023 by

    Walking has many benefits including: How much should we be walking? It is recommended by the CDC to get 10,000 steps per day, including preferably at least 30 minutes of a faster pace walk. Let’s Get Walking!

  • Staying Healthy and On Track While Traveling

    April 24, 2023 by

    Spring is breaking through with beautiful weather. I love to plan trips for the Spring and Summer; however, I also love to stay focused on my health and fitness during this time, too! These are some tips to stay healthy and keep up with your goals while traveling: I hope everyone gets to enjoy some… Read more

  • The Five Health Benefits to Taking a Vacation:

    April 17, 2023 by

    “We’re one of the only advanced economies that does not guarantee paid leave,” says Brigid Schulte, author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time,” and director of the Better Life Lab at the think tank New America. One in four Americans has no access to paid vacation, and those who… Read more

  • Do you have a morning routine?

    April 10, 2023 by

    Did you know that establishing a personalized morning routine can have tremendous physical and psychological benefits for you? Studies have shown that consistent morning routines boost happiness, increase productivity, and reduce stress levels. Another benefit is that morning routines allow you to start your day with intention. In other words, you control the day, the… Read more

  • Kick Your Seasonal Allergies to the Curb

    April 3, 2023 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

  • Do a Little Today for Someone Else

    March 27, 2023 by

    Every week I am on the road, and I drive across Indiana, Kentucky & Tennessee visiting hospitals and as you can imagine I see a lot!  A lot of people, places, and strange things on the side of the road!   I see a lot more than I ever dreamt of when taking this job.  However,… Read more

  • Healing After An Injury

    March 20, 2023 by

    If you have ever played the game never have I ever you know that you hold five fingers up and go around a circle of people, and say something you have never done before. I always had a go to ‘never have I ever’ which was, never have I ever broken a bone. Until now.… Read more

  • How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day like a true Irishman

    March 13, 2023 by

    There are many things that should be done, and not done, on St. Patrick’s day. This blog will go into the do’s and dont’s of this globally celebrated holiday                   First, WEAR GREEN. This one should be self-explanatory, however not many people know the true meaning behind actually wearing green. The story goes that when… Read more

  • Use An All-Natural Solution For Menstrual Pain – CONTROL®

    January 30, 2023 by

    All-Natural Solution Found to Empower 68 Million U.S. Women to Take CONTROL® It’s estimated that 68 million women in the United States suffer from menstrual cramp pain. Menstrual cramps can range from mild to severe – and for some women, the pain is debilitating. But fortunately, there are safe and natural remedies that can help… Read more

  • Sticking with a New Years Resolution

    January 16, 2023 by

    Sticking with a New Years Resolution can be sticky. As humans we want to become better, eat heathier, live longer, be stronger or more fit. It is important to remember that everyone’s resolution is different but how can we stick to them?  Set your self up for success not failure.

  • New Year. New You?

    January 9, 2023 by

    Are you one of those people that really struggles with New Year Resolutions? Do you set all these goals and “mess up” early, so you give up? Or find they were not sustainable? Try making SMART Goals for yourself! What is a SMART Goal? Specific What will be accomplished? What actions will you take? Measurable… Read more

  • December Trends

    December 19, 2022 by

    Every single year it seems that December tends to be the most chaotic time for everyone, whether it’s your busy season at work or there’s countless holiday events amid trying to find gifts for all the people in your life. It is such a wonderful time of year and you can easily get swept away… Read more

  • Activities this Holiday Season to Awaken Your Inner Child

    December 12, 2022 by

     The holiday season is upon us! Do you remember how magical this time of year felt as a child? Below is a list of activities to awaken your inner child! Hopefully, after trying a couple of activities on the list you’ll feel the holiday magic! Sources:

  • Tackling Your Period during Holiday Travel – CONTROL®

    December 5, 2022 by

    How to Create a Discrete Period Kit for Your Holiday Travels The holidays give you the time you need to catch up with loved ones and reflect on the blessings life brings. However, when your period strikes just in time for the holidays, it can make traveling seem like a daunting task. At CONTROL®, we believe… Read more

  • 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

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