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Wellness Advocate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Prevent Childhood Obesity. Recipe: Butternut Squash, Shells & Cheese

In this issue… Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Prevent Childhood Obesity. Recipe: Butternut Squash, Shells & Cheese

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Health Smart: September 2016

In this issue…

  • Chronic Pain… What can be done?
  • Your Digestive Health… Lactose Intolerance
  • Home Healthcare… Is it for you?
  • Vaccine Update… Why get a Flu Vaccine?
  • Rx Gourmet… Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken Breasts
  • Pollen… What allergy sufferers need to know
  • Senior Health… Preventing falls at home
  • Did You Know… Don’t give cough and cold meds to toddlers or infants

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When Kids’ Allergies Strike in the Fall

School is in session, and just like clockwork your 8-year-old starts sneezing, sniffling, and snorting—not to mention clearing her throat and blowing her nose like there’s no tomorrow. Poor thing! What’s going on?

When Kids’ Allergies Strike in the Fall Chances are it’s allergies—the immune system’s abnormal reaction to a substance that would normally be quite harmless. Up to 40 percent of children in the U.S. have nasal allergies.

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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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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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