Unfortunately, medication errors occur relatively often — and they can harm you and your family. The good news is there are ways to avoid medication errors.
By following these eight safety tips, you can help prevent medication errors at home and keep yourself and your family safe.
1) Ask Questions and Disclose as Much Information as You Can
Ask your doctor or Good Day Pharmacist questions about your medications and what they treat. Knowing what medications you take and why can help you identify possible problems. These potential issues include duplicate...more
A recent study analyzed rates of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and HPV-related cancers in the United States. Lower vaccination and pap smear testing rates were found among the uninsured and those in Southern states. Highest rates of...more
We can dispense birth control from your local Good Day Pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription. Consultation fees apply. Consult with one of our Clinical Contraceptive Pharmacists who are certified to review your options & be protected today!
We’re here for emergencies. Don’t have a physician yet? We can dispense your birth control same day.more
Fall is less of a season and more of a transition between summer and winter—this is especially true in Northern Colorado. For a few weeks, the trees turn yellow and orange, the temperature is perfectly mild, and flannel is abundant. Then, the first snow hits.
Fall is fleeting, but that doesn’t mean you can stand pat heading into winter. This short season is the perfect time to prepare yourself and your home for the colder months ahead so you can stay healthy, active, and of course, warm.
In this blog, your pharmacy team at Good Day Pharmacy will give you some...more
Sunscreen protection is very important in Colorado! High altitude increases your exposure of UV radiation. UV rays are 50% more intense at an altitude of 10,000 feet than at sea level. Approximately 117 people in Colorado die every year from skin cancer. The best way to prevent skin cancer is using sunscreen.
- SPF: Sun Protection Factor, measures how well sunscreen binds to the skin and protects cells from damage
- Ingredients to look for: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone
- Broad Spectrum: protects the skin from cancer...
International travel is an incredibly enriching experience, but it can also pose health risks if you do not receive the recommended vaccines before traveling abroad. The type of risks you might face during travel depend on a number of things including:
- Where you are traveling.
- Your activities while traveling.
- The state of your health.
- Your vaccination history.
No matter where you plan to go, visit Good Day to get recommended vaccines to lower your chances for getting and spreading disease. Our Certified Travel Pharmacist will help you plan...more
The summer months in Colorado bring us an abundance of time outdoors spent hiking and camping but can also give us pesky bug bites and bee stings. If someone receives a large number of bee stings, if the stings are in the mouth or throat, or if a person experiences shortness of breath or throat swelling after any insect bite or sting, call 911 for emergency assistance. Otherwise, follow these suggestions:
• Quickly remove any part of a bee stinger left in the skin.
• Cleanse the area with soap and water.
• In the case of a tick bite, use caution removing...more
Research indicates that physical activity may have beneficial effects for several aspects of cancer survivorship--specifically, weight gain, quality of life, cancer recurrence or progression, and prognosis (likelihood of survival). Most of the evidence for the potential benefits of physical activity in cancer survivors comes from people diagnosed with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer.
Weight gain. Both reduced physical activity and the side effects of cancer treatment can contribute to weight gain after a cancer diagnosis. In a cohort study (a type of...more
Caring for residents in Assisted Living is no easy task, and there are several ways that you and your team can impact the well-being and mental health of many people, especially when it comes to depression. By taking a few minutes to read this article, you will learn how to know the signs of depression, how to tell the difference between grief and depression, know the risk factors, and learn how people can get help. Depression is a terrible disease, and we all have a moral responsibility to help those in need.
Your doctor may recommend prescription or over-the-counter allergy medications to relieve symptoms. Here’s what you need to know.
Antihistamines reduce or block symptom-causing histamines and are available in many forms, including tablets and liquids. Many oral antihistamines are available over the counter (OTC) and in generic form. When choosing an OTC antihistamine, read the Drug Facts label closely and follow the dosing instructions. One thing to change: To avoid antihistamine-related daytime drowsiness, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about a non-sedating...more