Medical Conditions

  • Say Goodbye to Neosporin – Say Hello to Vaseline!

    distinctly remember being instructed on how to identify signs of infection related to small topical cuts and wounds.  We looked for increase in redness, swelling, warmth and pain.  An infected wound was an automatic referral to the doctor.  It still is.  Don’t mess around with infection.  However,...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Alzheimer’s Disease – The Long Goodbye

    hings have been a bit quiet on the blogging front for the past month or so.  That is mostly because my dear father’s condition had experienced a sudden decline.  On October 8, 2015 he went home to be with the Lord.  The 7-year long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) has come to an end.  He...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Head Lice – What You NEED from the Pharmacy

    Got lice?  Don’t freak out.  Head lice (scientifically known as Pediculus humanus capitis) is a very common problem, most frequently encountered by school-aged children.  If you are a parent reading this article, it does NOT mean your child has poor hygiene or that your home is unsanitary.  It...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Summer Afternoon, Sunscreens & Sunburn – What you need to know!

    Henry James, the American born writer of the 19th century once wrote “Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been two of the most beautiful words in the English language.”  I couldn’t agree more!  But it is also a time to start thinking about our skin and the risk of sunburn. ...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Life, Rest & the Obesity Paradox

    This post is was prompted by a quote from a recently written article I discovered on Medscape entitled The Obesity Paradox: Does It Matter? by Doctor Sandra Adamson Fryhofer.  In this article she writes about our overall health here in the United States: We have the highest prevalence of obesity and...

    Author : Jason Poquette
  • Honest Answers – Pink Eye

    Pharmacists often are asked questions about pink eye (conjunctivitis).  This isn’t surprising, as it is a condition which spans across all age ranges and is highly contagious. The question I received today, from a concerned parent, is one of the most common questions:  “How soon can my child...

    Author : Jason Poquette