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