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What causes spring allergies?
02
Apr

Spring is here!, And so are spring allergies

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Spring is the time of year that we normally think of when it comes to seasonal allergies. As the trees start to bloom and the pollen gets airborne, allergy sufferers begin their annual ritual of sniffling and sneezing. Each year, 35 million Americans fall prey to seasonal allergic rhinitis, more commonly known as hay fever. Although there is no magical cure for spring allergies, there are a number of ways to combat them, from medication to household habits.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month
01
Apr

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

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Drinking too much alcohol increases the risk of health-related problems like injuries, violence, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April during Alcohol Awareness Month, Vail Ranch Pharmacy encourages you to take this time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.

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What is Colon Cancer?, March is Wear Blue Month for Colon Cancer Awareness
12
Mar

March is Wear Blue Month for Colon Cancer Awareness

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What is Colon Cancer?
Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. As the graphic below shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.

Colon cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical treatment followed by chemotherapy is highly successful. In the most difficult cases — when the cancer has metastasized to the liver, lungs or other sites — treatment can prolong and add to one’s quality of life.

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Facts About Heart Disease in Women
30
Jan

Facts About Heart Disease in Women

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Facts About Heart Disease in Women.

Do you know what causes heart disease in women? What about the survival rate? Or whether women of all ethnicities share the same risk?

The fact is: Heart disease kills one in three women each year – that’s approximately one woman every minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These facts only begin to scratch the surface.

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