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Oh, my aching back!

February 9, 2011

Research shows that back pain is one of the biggest reasons people miss work. But is there anything the average person can do to keep his or her back healthy? You bet, say the people at Harvard Medical School ( Here are their recommendations: Keep fit. This is the most important thing you can do more »

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The Flu Vaccine, Another Perspective: Protect Yourself and Others Around You

October 14, 2010

As a certified immunizing pharmacist and an advocate for vaccination against infectious disease, I feel it is my responsibility to update everyone on the current recommendations on who should receive the flu vaccine and why. I am also an advocate for integrating a healthy lifestyle to prevent sickness, such as eating well, exercising, and boosting more »

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Rhubarb pie for menopausal symptom relief?

August 2, 2010

Have your pie and eat it too? Well, not exactly. You can have your rhubarb pie but a better choice might be the purified and standardized extract from the roots of the Siberian rhubarb. This Siberian rhubarb is similar to the well-known garden rhubarb (R. rhabarbarum) commonly prepared as food or in your favorite strawberry more »

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