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Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
Amazon will add Health Navigator to the company’s Amazon Care group, launched in September
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Walgreens has officially launched their Flu Index for the 2019-2020 influenza season. The index provides different categories to view, including the Most Recent Flu Index, Search by DMA Market, Top 10 States, and 2018-2019 Flu Index Time Lapse. The index is updated each week to accurately depict each market area and territory of flu activity in the country.
This weekly video program provides our readers with an in-depth review of the latest news, product approvals, FDA rulings, and more. Our Week in Review is a can't miss for the busy pharmacy professional.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. On October 26, 2019 health care organizations across the country are participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to help address this public safety and public health issue.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, actress Jennifer Garner shared a video of herself at her annual mammogram appointment on Instagram, hoping to encourage others to make their appointment and get checked.
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor
Researchers have found a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2) that regulates the response to nicotine in the brain.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2019, there will be about 228,150 new cases of lung cancer and around 142,670 deaths from lung cancer in the United States. With certain lifestyle changes and breathing exercises, we can continue to protect our lungs.
Officials from the FDA have approved Foamix Pharmaceuticals’ minocycline (AMZEEQ) topical foam, 4% for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris.

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The Educated Patient

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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