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.
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:
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
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:
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...more
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...more
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...more