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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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It's the Middle of July and the Sun is Out in Full Force
12
Jul

The Sun is out in full Swing

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What can you do to protect your skin?

The sun emits two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB. UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other light-induced effects of aging.

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