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  • Folic Acid and Pregnancy | RxWiki - (RxWiki News) Folic acid can help prevent major birth defects called neural tube defects (NTDs). But how much folic acid are you supposed to get? NTDs are major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine that happen early in pregnancy — typically within the first month after conception. The most common NTDs include an…
  • Teens and Summer Job Safety - (RxWiki News) A summer job is a rite of passage for many teens. However, that rite of passage could put teens and young adults at risk for job-related injuries. Did you know that a teen between the ages of 15 and 19 is injured at work approximately every five minutes? In fact, teens experience about…
  • Watch Out for This Summer Pool Parasite - (RxWiki News) Before you jump into the pool this summer, take steps to avoid coming into contact with this germ. This microscopic germ is called Cryptosporidium, and it causes watery diarrhea. Other symptoms include stomach cramps or pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration and fever. Symptoms can appear at two days but up to 10 days (average…
  • Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home - (RxWiki News) If you're not doing these things, you're measuring your blood pressure wrong. Follow the steps below to make sure you obtain an accurate home blood pressure measurement. Getting It Right 1. Relax Before taking your reading, try to relax. Sit down and rest for at least five minutes before taking a reading. Remain…
  • Understanding Food Labels | RxWiki - (RxWiki News) We see nutrition labels every day on nearly everything we eat. But what good are they if we don’t understand what we’re actually eating? Here are some ways to decode the label and some of the ingredients we often see. Let's start at the beginning. 1) Serving Size This is found at the…

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  • Medical Supplies - We are Contracted Medical Equipment Providers for Medicare, Medicaid, Group Health,  and TRICARE. Will bill all other insurances on your behalf. Below are a list of services we provide, to the right are some of the products we offer. If you don’t see what you are looking for we have many more vendors we can…
  • Daily Health Screenings - Daily Health Screenings  All of the tests listed below are done by our pharmacists , and the results are available in 5-10 minutes. Upon completion of the test, we are happy to take the time and thoroughly go over the results, what they mean to you, and what the next step may be. We also have…

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