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Smoking Cessation

Now that we conquered the diet and exercise New Year’s resolutions, lets tackle the next big goal of smoking cessation. My favorite quote is from Mark Twain: “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times” -Mark Twain n 2014, an estimated 16.8% (40.0 million) U.S. adults were...

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New Year Diet Tips

Before we all sit down to watch the bowl games, we need to know that between the NFL season, the holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Super Bowl, each American football fan packs on an average of 10 lbs!  Let’s share some diet tips from our favorite dietician,...

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The New Year’s Resolution Diet

We have been extolling the virtues of exercise, and my wife Denise reminded me of a quote from one of our Physician Assistant students, “you can’t exercise off a bad food choice” This week we will discuss the dietary component of our New Year’s resolution to shed a few...

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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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