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Clinician’s Corner: Type-2 diabetes and Exercise

Since the first line treatment of Type-2 diabetes is lifestyle modification (diet and exercise) let’s discuss the benefits of exercise this week. Benefits of Exercise: Exercise lowers blood sugar levels, improves insulin sensitivity, and strengthens the heart. Strength training, which increases muscle and reduces fat, may be particularly helpful...

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Thompson Pharmacy Notes 50th

by Walt Frank (Altoona Mirror) If you provide products people need and good service, there’s a good chance your business will be successful. “As long as you give good service, people will stay with you – that is the secret,” said William D. Thompson III, president and CEO of...

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SBDC honors Person of the Year

Small Business Person of the Year William D. Thompson, III  Thompson Pharmacy Altoona, PA (Blair County) The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center honored the winner of its 2015 Small Business Person of the Year award at its annual Awards Luncheon on October 15 in the JFK Student Center...

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Clinician’s Corner: Breast Cancer Basics

With October being breast cancer awareness month, lets focus on our female patients, and provide them with sound, clinical information concerning breast cancer. Breast cancer is most common cancer in women, causing more deaths than any malignancy other than lung cancer. The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer in...

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ANTIHISTAMINES: Specific Patient Consulting Points

Last week we discussed the role of antihistamines in the treatment of seasonal allergies, and delineated the three generations of antihistamines. Since everything we do as independent pharmacists revolves around patient care, let’s discuss counseling points to share with each patient that utilizes our expertise. SPECIFIC PATIENT COUNSELING POINTS...

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The Use of Antihistamines

Last week we discussed the abundance of ragweed and its associated effects. This week we will discuss the use of antihistamines, of the first generation. Many of us “seasoned” pharmacists remember when these drugs were moved from behind the counter to OTC status. Although safe and effective, pharmacist expertise...

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