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Holidays are a time for celebrations, parties, and get-togethers. But sometimes the holiday season can also be a source of the blues, especially for older people, who may think about how quickly time has passed, or miss loved ones more during this time of year. Health conditions or concerns about money can also make it harder to enjoy the holidays. Good Day Pharmacy is here to offer tips to help cope with the melancholy that may accompany the holidays.

Get out and about Ask family and friends for help traveling to parties and events. Invite family and...

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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...

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Prevention of HPV is now easier than ever, with two vaccines for adolescents and young adults. A simple, cost-effective pap smear test can detect early stages of HPV-related cancer too.

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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

Sunscreen Facts:

  • 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...
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Good Day Pharmacy Road Map

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...

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Treating Insect Bites

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...

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Physical Activity is Beneficial For Cancer Survivors

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...

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Depression in Older Adults and Seniors

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.

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Allergy Medications

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...

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Importance of Strong Relationships

As humans, we have a built-in desire to connect and build relationships with others. Regardless if it is with family, a partner, neighbor, or more the benefits of connection are many:

  • Less stress: Being in positive relationships is linked to a lower production of cortisol, a stress hormone. This suggests that the social and emotional support that comes with kinships can be a great buffer against stress.
  • Better healing: Whether it’s having someone there to remind you to take your medicine or a kind ear to listen and take your...
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Why To Get A Flu Shot

This year’s flu season is shaping up to be a bad one. Much of the country endured a bitterly cold stretch, causing more people to be crowded together inside. The strain that has been most pervasive, H3N2, is nastier than most. And, we’re being told, the vaccine this year is particularly ineffective.

That last fact has had many people wondering if...

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Tips for a Healthy Workplace

Part of the job of an online pharmacy is that of efficiency. Our clients expect medications for care, products for preventative care, and they need them immediately. That’s because in today’s world, many people simply don’t have the time to be sick, particularly when it comes to their professional lives. Best case scenario, a sick employee is an inconvenience, while worst case, an illness can spell disaster.

However, we’re big believers in the old saying that, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We know, finding time to take care of yourself while at the office...

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Common Myths About Flu Season Debunked

Centuries ago, everybody knew that the world was flat. They knew that the Earth was the absolute center of the universe. They knew that using leeches to suck human blood would cure diseases, and that studying the bumps on the skull told them more about human behavior. As an online pharmacy, we’re first and foremost, scientists. We test hypotheses and, if they are no longer accurate, we get rid of them.

A large part of learning is examining things that everybody knows are true and proving them correct or incorrect. Myths surround everything, and the flu is no exception. Read...

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Surviving Flu Season

When the seasons change, there are certain things you can anticipate. As summer fades, we get leaves transforming into dazzling shades of bright color. We get colder weather and pumpkin spice flavored everything. We also get flu season, the time of year where people either get flu vaccinations sooner, flu medication later, or both, if the vaccine isn’t so great.

But there are more options available to you for fighting the flu beyond getting your yearly flu vaccination. Yesterday, we offered a few suggestions for ways to avoid getting sick, and what to do if you end up with the...

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Staying Healthy During Flu Season

In every office, some things always stay the same. There’s always one person who eats too many donuts. Always one person who doesn’t shut the door correctly during winter, allowing freezing air to come in. There’s always one person during flu season who is annoyingly, irritatingly, not sick. How do these people do it? A desk drawer full of medical supplies?

The fact is, while you can’t stay healthy 100% of the time, there are things you can do to increase the odds of staying healthy longer, and decrease the time spent when you do get sick. Since we’re entering flu...

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Wellness Tips for Fall

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 Fort Collins pharmacy team at Good Day Pharmacy will give you...

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Easing Cold Symptoms

Colds can be a nuisance and distraction to everyday life, but they’re also an inevitable, yearly occurrence. Instead of trying to avoid the inevitable, here are a few common and effective cold remedies that will help you shed your common cold symptoms.

Humidifier

For those with dried out, stuffy noses, a humidifier could be a great option. Using a cool mist humidifier can bring life back to dried out sinus cavities, and help break up sinus blockages and congestion. Be sure to change your humidifier water every day, and clean your humidifier often to...

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Back-to-School Health Tips

Summer is basically over, and the new school year is just about here (if it isn’t here already). It’s time to pick up some school supplies, figure out your daily schedule, and get your kids on the right track for academic success.

But if your kids are going to succeed in school, they must be healthy and safe. In this blog, your Fort Collins pharmacy team at Good Day Pharmacy will give you a few tips for starting the school year off right with healthy habits for the whole family!

Get vaccinated.

The beginning of the school year is the best time to...

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Staying Healthy in the Workplace

One sneeze, one cough, and one handshake. This is how the widespread infection of cold and flu symptoms can invade your workplace, and can keep your from performing well and feeling your best. Not to worry—here are a few ways that you can minimize the risk of illness in the workplace, and keep yourself feeling happy, healthy, and productive.

Drink water.

Water is the foundation of life, so it’s no wonder that drinking water is the ultimate factor in staying healthy in the workplace. Drinking water throughout the day will give you more energy and...

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What is Compounding?

The science of pharmaceutical compounding has been highly misunderstood (or not understood at all) for decades. In this blog, the Fort Collins Pharmacists at Good Day Pharmacy will help you understand the basics of pharmaceutical compounding and how it helps the general public stay healthy.

What is compounding?

Compounding is the creation of a “custom” pharmaceutical drug made by a licensed pharmacist for the specific needs of a patient (either of the human or the animal variety). By adding and removing ingredients, increasing or decreasing the doses...

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How to Stay Healthy When Traveling

Traveling is one of the most rewarding parts of life. However, every adventure comes with its risks, and an elevated chance of contracting foreign illnesses and health problems. Here are a few ways to properly prepare for your trip, and ways to stay healthy when you’re on your adventure.

Eat healthy.

If you’re destined for airport terminals and hotel rooms, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy, balanced diet. But without proper nutrients, your body is highly susceptible to illness.

The key to health on the road is healthy snacking. Packing...

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Tips For Traveling With Asthma

Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” He wasn’t wrong, because the act of travel not only provides you with unique experiences, but it profoundly changes your perspectives on the world. By having a pint with the locals in a small Scottish town, feeling the sand between your toes in Tahiti, or watching a magnificent sunrise in Kenya, you’ll have experiences that cannot be replicated through TV or the internet. But how does asthma change all that?

The answer is, it doesn’t necessarily have to. It’s true, traveling with...

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Common Triggers Of Allergies

If you’re the wheezy, sneezy, itchy and teary one of the bunch, chances are you have any allergy of some sort. But what is causing your allergy? Here are a few (of many) triggers that can cause moderate to severe allergy symptoms, and a few ways to curb their effects.

Animals

Animals are one of the most common triggers of allergies in humans, and almost any animal can be the culprit—dogs, cats, horses, hamsters, you name it. These allergies are most often caused by animal skin dander floating off of the animal, through the air, and into the sinus...

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Everything You Should Know About Sunburns

Skin cancer is now the most common form of cancer in the United States, and the number of people affected is on the rise—according to the American Academy of Dermatology, over 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every single day.

Ultimately, it’s UV exposure that’s causing most cases of skin cancer, coming from—you guessed it—good old fashioned sunburns.

In this blog, Good Day Pharmacy—the premier pharmacy in Fort Collins—will help you better understand what sunburns are, how they affect your body, and how you can treat them or avoid them altogether. We’ll...

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Grow Your Long-Term Care Business With Good Day Pharmacy

It’s true that the crux of our company mission is to offer Coloradans a pharmacy option that provides personalized attention and a premium experience. Good Day Pharmacy was founded by a trio of pharmacists who possessed an intimate knowledge of what was missing in the industry, and sought to fill that gap with a hometown pharmacy that could provide a higher level of customized care than the large national chains. However, filling prescriptions and providing medical equipment rentals is far from all that we do. As a service to the long-term care providers in our community, Good Day...

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Staying Safe in Hot Weather

With temperatures already heading into the mid-90s, The Fort Collins area is heating up fast—with even toastier temperatures on the way in July and August. If you’re going to enjoy all the natural wonders, make it to all the breweries, and survive those scorching days without a sign of a dehydration or overheating, you’ll need to learn how to chill—more specifically, how to keep your body temperature low and keep your body hydrated.

In this blog, the Fort Collins pharmacists and holistic health experts at Good Day Pharmacy will give you some tips for staying cool this...

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Things Every Coloradan Should Know About Prescription Drug Abuse

We are proud to be the hometown pharmacy that Coloradans have trusted to fill their prescriptions and supply their natural supplements for over 30 years. However, we’re not afraid to say that a lot has changed about our world, and the healthcare industry, since we first opened our doors in 1985. For one thing, prescription drug abuse is on the rise, along with rampant overprescription and “doctor shopping” that fuels it. It’s our desire to see prescription medication, supplements, and medical equipment used to help people feel better, not to negatively affect their lives because of...

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What Makes Us Different From Other Colorado Pharmacies?

When it comes to deciding which Colorado pharmacy you will choose to have fill your prescriptions and provide other medical services, we realize you have many choices. There are dozens of national chains like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid that would be more than happy to take your prescription (and your money) and give you a call when it’s ready to pick up. But there’s some things a Colorado-based pharmacy like Good Day Pharmacy can offer your family that a big, corporate chain can’t. Keep reading to learn why it matters where you fill your prescriptions and shop for personal care...

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Most Common Summer Illnesses

When people think of seasonal illnesses, winter colds and spring allergies usually come to mind. However, summertime can be a hotbed for illnesses as well, especially when it comes to your kids. Your children will likely spend the summer adventuring in the great outdoors and soaking up the sunshine—but the outdoors come equipped with a variety of illnesses that can affect your kids and even the whole family.

In this blog, Good Day Pharmacy will list a few of the most common illnesses your kids are likely to contract during the warmest summer months, and how you can treat...

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Types Of Medical Equipment We Can Supply To Colorado Seniors

We serve customers of all ages here at Good Day Pharmacy. We’ve helped parents find the right multivitamin for their child, provided amoxicillin when that child caught an ear infection, helped them rent crutches when that child (now a teen) fell down the stairs and broke their leg, and then, much later, helped that child pick out a wheelchair for their parents who are no longer as spry as they used to be. Keep reading to learn more about our medical equipment rentals and sales, and how Good Day Pharmacy can connect the seniors in your life with exactly what they need at a price you...

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Wellness Tips for the Fall

Did you know that the number of hot days and warm nights is increasing? In the U.S., record high temperatures now outnumber record lows at least two to one. What can you do to protect yourself in a heat wave—or simply in the hot summer sun? The Fort Collins pharmacy experts at Good Day Pharmacy will give you tips for sun success right now.

Know signs of trouble. Heat cramps are an early sign that your body is suffering from the heat—they’re more likely with heavy exercise or work. Along with muscle cramps, you may sweat heavily and feel very thirsty or fatigued.

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May is the month when many women celebrate Mother’s Day. Maybe breakfast in bed, homemade cards, extra hugs….? It’s pretty wonderful to feel so cared for. But how well do you take care of yourself?

One big piece of self-care involves regular screening tests, which can prevent many health problems—or help you nip them in the bud as early as possible. Life can get hectic, though, so it’s easy to forget or to put it off. From the Fort Collins pharmacy experts, here is a brief overview of the tests the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends for women. Remember: these are...

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Spring has sprung—or it’s just about to. That means spring allergies are “blooming,” too. But sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a cold and a seasonal allergy, also known as hay fever. Here are some signs to look for and ways to find relief.

Know the signs. Both colds and allergies can cause sneezing, stuffiness, or a runny nose. But there are telltale differences between a cold and seasonal allergy. Ask yourself these five questions. The more times you answer “yes,” the greater the chance the culprit is a seasonal allergy.

  1. Are plants starting to flower...
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As you started into the new year, did you resolve to have healthier habits? Many people do. But a long-term study found that Americans are not doing as well as they were 20 years ago in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. And that increases their chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or heart disease. Let the Fort Collins pharmacy specialists at Good Day Pharmacy tell you about Life’s Simple 7.

Life’s Simple 7. In the study, the percentage of Americans who met all these heart-healthy lifestyle goals—what the American Heart Association calls Life’s Simple 7—dropped from 8.5...

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It’s certainly not a cure-all. But it’s pretty impressive.

As the Fort Collins pharmacy of choice, Good Day Pharmacy knows exercise is one of the few things that can help prevent or slow the development of most—if not all—major health problems. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, bone loss—to name a few. Topping things off, exercise can help ease the aging process, for example, by strengthening and stretching muscles and joints.

In no time at all, you may also notice other subtle changes from exercise: more energy, less...

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It’s that time of year, driving to and from holiday parties, and thinking about how to do it safely. Avoiding drivers that are under the influence of alcohol seems to be at the top of our minds. But did you ever think about how common prescription medications might impair driving ability? Discovered by the Fort Collins pharmacy specialists at Good Day Pharmacy, here is an article published in Pharmacy Times that reveals five dangerous types of prescriptions for drivers.

Driving under the influence of prescription...

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The Fort Collins pharmacy experts agree – the best way to combat the flu this season is through preventive measures.

Getting the flu vaccine is your best defense, but you may also use the following 10 tips to fight the flu this year:

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, being with ill people and especially before you eat
  • Avoid sharing objects
  • Limit touching your nose, mouth and eyes
  • Get enough sleep and avoid getting “run-down”
  • Reduce stress
  • Use tissues for coughs and sneezes...
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As the Fort Collins pharmacy of choice, Good Day Pharmacy knows there’s more than one way to tackle the risk of high cholesterol. That’s a type of fat that can clog up your arteries and block blood flow.

Check it out. Without being tested, though, you can’t be certain about your risk. Yes, you might be in good company being in the dark: According to the American Heart Association, five out of every 10 people in the U.S have raised or abnormal levels of cholesterol in their blood but many don’t realize it as there are no outward signs.

Fitness pays off. You probably already know...

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Have you decided not to vaccinate your child? Are you concerned about vaccine safety? Do you think diseases like measles and whooping cough are problems of the past? Please think again.

When you don’t vaccinate, it may affect both your child and the whole community. Here’s one example: As of May 29, 173 people in 21 states and Washington DC became sick with measles. The infection was traced back to Disneyland in California. More than 80 percent of these people had not had vaccines or had no proof of vaccination.

Here’s another: In 2012, nearly 50,000 cases of whooping cough...

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Medications can be life saving. But take heed: They can also rob your body of nutrients you need. Nutrient loss can happen in many ways. For example, a medication may:

• Depress your appetite, which means you may not eat enough to stay nourished.

• Increase your desire for less healthy foods, such as lots of sugar, bread, or pasta.

• Reduce absorption of certain nutrients in the “gut,” especially in seniors.

• Block a nutrient’s effects at the level of the cell.

• Increase loss of nutrients through your urinary system.

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Here’s something you may not give a second thought: “Climate control” for your medications. Those little pills (or liquids) may appear untouched by the environment. But they’re not. Extreme heat or cold can make a big difference in how well your medications work. Proper storage is key. Here are a few things you should know.

When you receive a medication, check to see if there are specific instructions about storage. Know which need refrigeration, if any. If none do, follow these general guidelines. Store medications:

• In their original container

• At room temperature...

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Did you know that only seven percent of people understand how to use asthma inhalers the right way? Combine that with a wide array of asthma medications and asthma management can become more than a little confusing. Together, we can change that!

Everybody is different. So your doctor will decide which type of medication and inhaler is best for you. But here’s a brief overview of what you need to know.

Types of inhaled medications. Inhaled medications help airways stay open without some of the side effects of those taken by mouth or injection. These medications work in different...

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Whether it simply bruises your ego or breaks a bone, taking a fall is no fun. Each year, one in three seniors 65 and older experiences a fall—a number that has grown in recent years. For people in this age group, falling is the leading cause of injury and injury-related deaths.

However, fewer than half these people tell the doctor about their falls. But that could add insult to injury because one fall may lead to another.

Don’t keep it a secret. Be upfront with your doctor. Provide details about when, where, and how you fell. We can help you pinpoint the problem and suggest...

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If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, your heart is working overtime. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure not only raises the risk of heart disease. It also increases risks to your arteries, brain, kidneys, and eyes.

Blood pressure measurements give you two readings: the top number is the pressure in your arteries when your heart pumps blood. The bottom number is the pressure in arteries between beats.

If you don’t know what your blood pressure is, it’s time to find out. Bottom line? High blood pressure can be a silent killer.

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Caregiving can be extremely taxing on even the most resilient people, especially during the holidays. While caregiving for a loved one or friend, or as a career is most rewarding, it also has its challenges and stresses. Here is some information from The Mayo Clinic.

Watch for Signs of Caregiver Stress – Sometimes caregivers are so focused on those they are caring for that they don’t realize their own health and well-being are suffering.

Watch for these signs of caregiver...

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It’s that time of year again….time to get your flu shot! Every year, people come into the pharmacy asking who should, and who shouldn’t, get a flu shot. And now, since there are several different types of flu vaccine, it’s more confusing than ever. Remember to talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical condition that leaves you questioning whether or not you should get the flu shot. Also, know that there is a new influenza vaccine called Flublok® that does not use eggs in the manufacturing process, and is approved for people who are allergic to eggs. And if you forget to get...

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With the new school year just around the corner, many children will need to receive immunizations. Colorado students are required by law to be vaccinated against certain diseases for school attendance and for this reason, parents are urged to avoid the last minute rush and make plans now before the school year begins.

Making sure that children get their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure their long-term health in addition to the health of classmates, friends, and others.

Remember Good Day Pharmacy for your back-to-school...

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Chikungunya is a disease which is spread to humans by the bite of an infected Asian tiger mosquito called aedes albopictus. It is spreading quickly through the Caribbean and travelers should beware. Read more about symptoms, prevention, and treatment here.

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You can feel it coming-the stuffy yet drippy nose, the itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, and skin irritation. Every year, the landscape starts turning green, and you and your family start to suffer.

This year can be different, however! With a little bit of thought and planning, you can reduce the Spring keep your kleenex handy days to a minimum.

Here are a few strategies to consider:

Know your triggers: Are you most miserable when the Cottonwood fluff flies? Or is it when the grasses bloom? Knowing what pollens, danders, spores, and mites activate your...

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A sudden fall. A serious diagnosis. Surgery isn’t always something for which you can plan. Even so, you can take steps to make recovery at home a little faster and safer. You just might need to depend on others for extra help. With the benefit of advance planning, of course, do what you can before the day of surgery.

Simplify. What felt easy before surgery may suddenly feel a little like mountain climbing. Take a few simple steps now to eliminate steps later.

  • Stock up on food and other supplies. Buy ready-made meals or prepare and freeze single...
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Kay Bransford calls her parents the “senior edition of Bonnie and Clyde.” Both have been recently diagnosed with dementia, but have been showing signs of forgetfulness for the past year or two.

Bransford recalls her parents, who have both had their driver’s licenses revoked but continue to drive, telling her the story they’ll tell police if they’re ever pulled over. In that moment, Bransford is certain the couple knows that they’re not allowed to drive, and are defiant about breaking the law. But just minutes later, the couple has forgotten the story completely and they don’t...

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Fibromyalgia is a painful disease that affects more women than men. It is characterized by musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sensitivities (to temperature, foods, medications, odors, noise, bright lights), and sleep, memory, concentration and mood issues. The pain can fluctuate, or come and go altogether. There are medications that are used to treat the pain associated with fibromyalgia. As an alternative to traditional therapies and with our state of the art compounding laboratory and pharmaceutical experience, we have the ability to compound amitriptyline cream. This cream can be applied...

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February is American Heart Month. If someone you care about has been diagnosed with hypertensive heart disease, now is the perfect time for you to learn more about it and the different symptoms associated with each type.

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure and is the Number 1 cause of death associated with high blood pressure. It is not a single disease; rather, it refers to a group of disorders that includes heart failure, ischemic heart disease, hypertension, and left ventricular hypertrophy.

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With the summer sun upon us, and hoping that you will take advantage of the great outdoors, this is the perfect time to discuss the importance of getting sufficient amounts of sunlight for its vitamin D-boosting benefits. Vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy bones, protection against heart disease, improving blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, and protection against some cancers and depression.

In order to get enough vitamin D from the sun, you need about 15 minutes of sun exposure to the face, arms, and hands at least twice a week, without sunscreen. People...

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A new study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association examines the benefits of HRT. Here is an interview about the study with Dr. Sue Decotiis, a hormone replacement specialist at the New York University Langone Medical Center, on CBS This Morning.

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June is National Men’s Health Month, and it is the perfect time to think about testosterone replacement therapy for men! Testosterone is needed for maintaining muscle mass, proper levels of red blood cells, bone growth, a sense of well-being, and sexual function. There is a natural decline of testosterone in males which starts about age 30.

Some causes of low testosterone include:

· Injury, infection, or loss of testicles

· Chemotherapy or radiation

· Hemochromatosis (too much iron)

· Pituitary gland dysfunction

· Inflammatory diseases

· Some...

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May is Celiac Awareness Month and you can learn about gluten-free living on May 8th, 2pm to 7pm, at Good Day Pharmacy in the Medical Center of the Rockies ’ south medical office building – 2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue , Loveland. We’re located right on the ground floor with easy parking! A celiac disease consultant will provide free 20 minute consultations and answer your celiac disease questions and provide guidance. Gluten-free vitamins and supplements will be on sale during the entire month of May. And to make the event more fun, we’re adding free facials by a licensed esthetician who...

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Calcium is noted to be one of the most important minerals, especially when it comes to bone health. But did you know that calcium has countless other benefits? During infancy calcium is required for initial bone and teeth growth. During adolescence when bones are developing, calcium is needed to support bone and teeth development. A consistent calcium supply is important for growing children and teens as it can substantially reduce the risks of osteoporosis later in life. As we continue to age our bones tend to become porous and less dense, which calls for even more calcium. How much...

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The Good Day Pharmacy nutritional supplement, Policosanol, is a mixture of nine different aliphatic alcohols which are designed to support healthy cholesterol. Octacosanol, a derivative of the wax from sugar cane plants, is the main ingredient in Policosanol and works as a powerful antioxidant to help maintain healthy arteries. This, combined with the actions of eight other alcohols, including triacontanol and hexacosanol, appear to support healthy LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) levels, and promote cardiovascular health.

Studies that have been published regarding...

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Folic acid is an important member of the vitamin B family (it is B9) and has many healthful, protective benefits. Here is a list of some:

  • Prevents birth defects, and may also help prevent miscarriage and Downs Syndrome. It is good to take during pregnancy, but more effective to take before becoming pregnant.
  • Protects the heart and is recommended for people at risk of heart disease. It contributes to lowering cholesterol and the incidence of plaque in the arteries.
  • May help fight Alzheimer’s disease and other age related mental disorders.
  • May help...
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With the worst flu season in more than a decade under way, employees should take these steps to avoid getting themselves, or others, sick.

  • Germy items! The areas in offices with the most germs are sink faucet handles, microwave door handles, refrigerator handles, telephones and keyboards. Disinfecting your workspace on a daily basis, and washing hands after touching these items (and before eating), will help the spread of germs.
  • Wash hands! Hands should be washed before eating, after reading magazines in break rooms, after using shared office equipment, and after shaking...
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Tamiflu® is an antiviral prescription medicine that is sometimes prescribed for influenza. Tamiflu® can lessen symptoms and make flu illness one to two days shorter, says the CDC. It can also help prevent flu in people who have come into close contact with someone who is sick with the flu. Some studies have even reported that it can decrease the duration of illness by 30% to 40%, and decrease flu severity by 40%, but only if it is taken in the first 36 to 48 hours of illness. The prescription medication can be taken by adults and children older than one year of age, during the first two...

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The Centers for Disease Control reports that this flu season is off to its earliest start in almost a decade, which is a sign of a potentially bad flu season. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot already, it isn’t too late to do so, but do it soon. According to the CDC, everyone six months and older should get a flu shot. Here is a list of people who are at highest risk for developing complications from influenza.

  • Seniors – Adults 65 and older are more susceptible to the flu due to a weakening immune system as the body ages.
  • Children – Because their immune systems are not...
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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Press Release yesterday, Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. (Read Full Press Release) The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 14 to 0, that all pregnant women should receive the Tdap Immunization. Tdap offers protection from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) all in one vaccine. Tdap is recommended, not only for pregnant women, but also for adults who have never had Tdap, adults 65 and older who expect to have close...

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A third of pharmacy customers say they use multiple pharmacies to fill their prescriptions. That enables multiple opportunities to foul up patient adherence and negatively impact patient outcomes.

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If you or a loved one is headed off to college, please consider going to Good Day Pharmacy for your Meningitis and Gardasil™ shots!

Please click here for a complete list of immunizations and vaccinations offered by Good Day Pharmacy!

The meningococcal bacteria cause a rare, but potentially fatal disease that causes meningitis which is inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Infection can lead to death within 24 to 48 hours, or cause permanent disabilities. The bacteria are mainly...

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Tdap offers protection from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) all in one vaccine. Tdap is recommended for adults who have never had Tdap, adults 65 and older who expect to have close contact with an infant younger than 12 months, healthcare workers under 65 who have direct patient contact, and new mothers who have never gotten Tdap should receive a dose as soon as possible after delivery. For more information from the CDC click here.

When was the last time you had a tetanus shot?

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention one in three adults age 65 and older will experience a fall. Falls can cause mild to severe injuries and are the number ONE cause of injury related death of seniors. Here are some more quick statistics:

  • People aged 65 and older account for 85% of fall related deaths.
  • In 2009, 2.2 million older adults were treated for injuries in emergency rooms with about one quarter of them being admitted to the hospital.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries...
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Allergy Symptoms

Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue…. These are a few of our least favorite things. Milder winter temperatures can cause plants to pollinate early and a rainier spring leads to quick plant growth, as well as an increase in mold, making this season a doozy for allergies.

Allergic reactions mostly occur when your body responds to a “false alarm” and there isn’t a cure for seasonal allergies. But there’s no reason to let this time of year take all the spring out of your step! Arm yourself with information.

Monitor climate factors. When checking the weather and...

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Testosterone replacement therapy may have many health benefits for older men that are deficient in the hormone. The goal of testosterone treatment is to restore the hormone level back to the normal range. Symptoms of low testosterone include:

  • Low sex drive (libido)
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue and poor energy level
  • Increased risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Low sense of well-being

Testosterone replacement therapy can:

  • Improve psychological...
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Maintaining good vitamin D levels can greatly benefit the health of seniors. Unfortunately, many people are vitamin D deficient! Fifty percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin D and up to 70-80 percent of seniors are deficient. Vitamin D benefits include reducing pain, fractures and falls, strengthening bones, reducing colds and flu, decreasing risk of heart disease, and improvement in mood and energy level. Encouraging seniors to get vitamin D levels checked is important.

Very few foods contain vitamin D. Vitamin D is manufactured in your body when ultraviolet rays from the sun...

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Lift chairs are specially designed to improve quality of life and increase mobility by assisting a person to stand from a sitting position. Lift chairs can improve quality of life and independence for many people as well as save strain and reduce the potential for falls in the home.

Choosing a Lift Chair

When choosing a lift chair, it is important to size the chair to the user’s height, weight, and seat width. Good Day Pharmacy carries many models and can be demonstrated in one of our lift chair showrooms! There are many colors and fabric choices, as well as features that may...

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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) using bio-identical hormones can improve quality of life for many women. Studies have established that estrogen replacement decreases the risk of colon cancer, estrogen and progesterone combined decrease fracture risk, and hormones can increase energy levels and enhance libido. It is also used to relieve moderate to severe hot flashes and symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy. There are molecular differences between the hormones we produce naturally, versus synthetic and animal-derived hormones. Typically, women experience much less unwanted side-effects...

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The FDA is changing long-standing rules on sunscreen labeling, requiring that sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB radiation in order to be labeled “broad spectrum.” By this summer, OTC sunscreen manufacturers will have to follow this new regulation, along with a few others. Many common phrases used on sunscreens, such as “sunblock,” “waterproof,” “sweatproof,” and “prevents skin cancer,” will no longer be permitted by the FDA. The length of time that the product is “water resistant” will need to be used instead. The new regulations will also require an SPF rating of 15 or...

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The flu has come to Colorado! The CDC reports that cases of influenza in the state are now “widespread.” (See weekly influenza surveillance report, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm ). What’s the easiest way to reduce your risk of getting flu, aside from a flu shot? Hand washing! If you start feeling the symptoms of the influenza virus coming on (see the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/symptoms.htm for the full list of symptoms), a prompt visit to a...

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We are proud to offer a TOP CONSUMER RATED product… Crane© Cool Mist Humidifiers. We also offer FUN shapes for KIDS, such as Sponge Bob! Check out the video to see a product demo.

Available at these Good Day Pharmacy locations:

  • Fort Collins
  • 1) 2001 S. Shields in the Spring Creek Medical Park

    2) 2601 S. Lemay next to Sunflower Market

    • Loveland
    • 1) 2033 Boise Ave across from McKee Medical Center

      2) 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave in the South Medical Office Building at Medical Center of the Rockies

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      If improving your heart health is one of your New Year’s resolutions, consider fish oil. Research shows that fish oil:

      • decreases triglyceride levels
      • lowers blood pressure
      • decreases the growth rate of plaques that clog arteries
      • improves blood vessel function
      • decreases the risk of irregular heartbeat, which can lead to sudden cardiac death

      For best results, a high quality fish oil should be taken daily. Many clinical studies have shown that EPA and DHA from fish oil (two forms of Omega-3 fatty acids) reduce the incidence of...

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      Good Day Pharmacy accepts Express Scripts ® Insurance (also known as E.S.I.) and welcomes new customers. Transferring your prescriptions is easy… let us assist you in person, on the phone, or online via our website! Transfer your prescriptions today!

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