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23
Aug

Ever wonder what blood pressure is?

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Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts against the walls of arteries as it flows through our body.

Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats). The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. For example, a blood pressure measurement of 120/80 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) is expressed verbally as "120 over 80."

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Vail Ranch Pharmacy is reminding parents to get their children immunized before the new school year.
21
Aug

Back to School Time! . . . Be wise and Immunize

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Vail Ranch Pharmacy is reminding parents to get their children immunized before the new school year.

Diseases that vaccines protect against include chickenpox, diphtheria, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, rubella and tetanus. For the 2013 immunizations schedule, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/child.html

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What is Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?
20
Aug

What is Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)?

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Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) is a rare, hereditary disorder that leads to retinal dysfunction and visual impairment at an early age-often from birth. Of all the retinal degenerations, LCA has the earliest age of onset and can be the most severe.
Leber's: LCA was first described by German ophthalmologist,Theodore Leber in the 19th century
Congenital: refers to a condition present from birth (not acquired)
Amaurosis: refers to a loss of vision not associated with a lesion
 

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Taking multiple meds? It could lead to Increased Dangers
15
Jul

Taking multiple meds?

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It could lead to an interaction where the effect of one of the drugs gets blocked (becomes ineffective).
Or, it can cause too much of one drug to remain in your system causing all sorts of problems.

How to reduce the risks?

The FDA has taken an important step by proposing barcodes on all medication packages that carry the information necessary for healthcare providers to determine if there are potential interactions between prescribed medications.

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