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November 2017 Newsletter

Nash Drugs publishes a newsletter every month that focuses on Health and Wellness.  In each you’ll find helpful information about a variety of subjects that can help you become more informed and proactive with your health, as well as that of your loved ones.
In this issue…

  • Smoking and Diabetes…What’s the connection?
  • Before You Try a Laxative… Lifestyle Changes Can Help
  • Active Lifestyle?… Eat Right for More Energy
  • Choosing An Antacid… Talk with Your Pharmacist
  • Rx Gourmet… Green Beans with Mushrooms & Shallots
  • Your Healthy Hair… Help for Dandruff
  • Head Lice… Try these treatments
  • Did You Know… What Kind of Cough Is It?

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Quiz… How much do you know about Pneumococcal Vaccines?

As immunization providers, pharmacists have an important role in public health and protecting patients from vaccine-preventable diseases. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends pneumococcal immunization for specific populations. Test your knowledge of pneumococcal immunization with this short quiz.

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November is National Diabetes Month

More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 out of 4 of them don’t know they have it! There isn’t a cure yet, but a healthy lifestyle can really reduce its impact on your life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.

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November 2017 Sale Flyer

Check out our special offers for November and Save Big! Instant savings and in-store coupons on brand name items.
This month save with Health Mart Brand Naproxen Sodium220 mg 100 + 20 Caplets FREE!.

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Get Your Family Vaccinated!

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect you and your family from flu. The CDC recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. A few things to note for this flu season:

  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating flu viruses.
  • For the second year, only injectable flu vaccines (flu shots) are recommended. LAIV, a nasal spray vaccine, is not recommended for use.


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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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