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Wellness Advocate:Love Your Lungs! Vaccines: Our Best Defense. Recipe: Zucchini Bread

In this issue…

  • Love Your Lungs!
  • Vaccines: Our Best Defense
  • Recipe: Zucchini Bread

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Health Smart: August 2016

In this issue…

  • Arthritis Update… Stay Active. Ease Pain.
  • Back To School… Share the road safely with school buses.
  • Heat Stroke… Stay Smart. Stay Safe.
  • Vaccine Update… Is it time for a Shingles Vaccination?
  • Rx Gourmet… Teriyaki Marinade
  • Your Child’s Eyes… Is your child ready for contact lenses.
  • Senior Health… Could your dizziness be caused by BPPV?
  • Summer Coughs… Try these tips and feel better soon.

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Back to School: A Handy Health & Safety Checkl

It’s just about that time again… Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help.


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Wellness Advocate: Waking Up Is Hard to Do. Stay Safe and Healthy this Summer. Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit

In this issue… Waking Up Is Hard to Do: Get Our Best Tips for Making It Easier. Stay Safe and Healthy this Summer The long, hot days of summer can bring dangerously high temperatures.
The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe when it’s hot outside. Recipe: Grilled Chicken Salad with Seasonal Fruit


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Health Smart: July 2016

In this issue…

  • Sunscreen… Know Your SPF
  • Your Feet Deserve A Vacation Too!… Keep them safe with these tips
  • Calcium… Are you getting enough?
  • Say NO To Gum Disease!… Great Home Care Makes A Difference
  • Rx Gourmet… Baked Cod in Packets
  • Healthy Feet… Here’s Help for Ingrown Toenails
  • Fun Summer Snacks For Kids… Psst… They’re healthy too!
  • Skin Care Update… Could Medication Make You Extra Sun Sensitive?

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Pharmacy Symbols and Their Meanings



Mortar and PestleThe mortar and pestle has long been used as a pharmaceutical symbol. Pharmacists would use the mortar and pestle to crush and mix ingredients to cure diseases. The mortar and pestle are tools of traditional pharmacy, an easily recognizable visual motif.

Rx is the symbol meaning "prescription". According to most sources, it's an abbreviation of the Latin word "recipere" and appears at the start of prescriptions. Literally, the word recipe means simply "Take..." as prescribed and compounded by the apothecary.

bowlhygieiaThe bowl with a snake coiled around it is called the 'Bowl of Hygieia' with the serpent of Epidaurus and is the internationally recognized symbol of pharmacy (the profession). Hygieia was the daughter of Aesculapius, one of the Greek gods of medicine, and was herself the Greek Goddess of Good Health. Her symbol was a serpent drinking from a bowl, the snake being wisdom, immortality and healing.

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