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Clinician’s Corner: Niacin (Vitamin B-3)

As we journey through the water soluble vitamins, lets focus on Niacin (Vitamin B-3) which is available both as an extended release prescription product, as well as over the counter in our vitamin aisles. Dietary sources: meat , fish, legumes, whole grains Function: oxidation reduction reactions it is an...

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Clinician’s Corner: The Vitamin Aisle

As promised, we will begin a very long journey of at least a few months through the vitamin aisle of our store. Pharmacists are expected to be “experts” in the therapeutics especially with regard to over the counter medications. The vitamin section, with all of its connections to the...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin Bootcamp

Last week we covered the regulation of vitamins, this week as we continue “Vitamin Bootcamp” we will do an overview of these amazing compounds that sit out front on the shelves of our stores. The first question we will answer is “what does a vitamin do?” Vitamins in general...

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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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