January 12 is National Pharmacist Day! It’s a great day to just say thanks to these people who play a key role in your life – usually when you’re sick! Here at Lifespan, our pharmacists want to be sure you get the right medications and that you get them when you need them, not just while you’re at the hospital, but even after you leave. In fact, we’ve opened a prescription-filling pharmacy, Lifespan Pharmacy, at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals just for…
Thursday Troubleshooter: How to handle
This dental staff person is very happy with her office and coworkers. So, what's the problem? The problem is "that" staff person, who believes it's her job to drag everyone down with her.
Pharmacist’s advice on biomarkers for immunotherapy
R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses the importance of biomarkers in immunotherapy to improve the identification of good and poor responders. Focusing on the use of PD-1 and PD-L1 as biomarkers in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, Dr Harvey shares insights from conversations and debates had during the 2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA) Annual Conference…
How to Save Money on Your Meds and More: Health Secrets of a Pharmacist
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How to stay up to date as a pharmacist
Pharmacists play a valuable role in oncology practice. Here, R. Donald Harvey, PharmD, BCOP, FCCP, FHOPA, from the Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, GA, discusses how important it is for pharmacists to stay up to date with literature, to be able to interpret data and to implement this into their practise. Dr Harvey goes on to share the ways in which pharmacists can keep themselves well informed…
Ask the Health Coach: How a pharmacist can help you better manage your health
I recently had a conversation with a client that reminded me how important a pharmacist can be in managing your health.
10 Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists
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How pharmacists can help patients at risk for suicide
The pharmacist's responsibilities; depression and suicide risk; and being in a position to help In 2003, C. Patrick Tharp, PhD, BSPharm, founded Pharmacists Preventing Suicides—a St. Louis–based group that focuses on suicide prevention education, research, training, lobbying, and promotion of tools—after he and his wife lost their youngest daughter, Tricia, to depression and suicide “We want pharmacists to know that this is not a difficult subject…
Model for ICU Pharmacists Addresses Common Dilemma for Hospitals
How an apple a day keeps the PHARMACIST at bay
Eating an apple a day does not keep the doctor away, but people who chomp on the fruit are less likely to smoke or use prescription medication, University of Michigan researchers found.
5 tips for looking after your breast health
Being a mom means hard work for your breasts. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Here are 5 ways you can maximize your breast health.
Kaiser Permanente Optometrist John Shan, OD, FAAO, Explains How Eye Health Relates to Overall Health
Whether we need glasses or not, a regular eye exam is important to our overall health John Shan, OD, FAAO, is an optometrist at Kaiser Permanente Vision Essentials . According to Dr. Shan, a routine exam gives doctors a glimpse into a patient’s overall health. “Often times we can detect earlier signs of diabetes , high blood pressure , inflammation, and even cancer .” Even if a patient doesn’t require glasses, being proactive about having regular check-ups is important to prevent or detect…
Mental health: What's normal, what's not
Mental health vs. mental illness — Find out how mental illnesses are diagnosed and defined.
Your guide to digestive health
Your digestive tract—a.k.a. “the second brain”—is a smart system that is acutely sensitive to your feelings. Here’s how to keep it healthy (and happy)
How Hospitals Might Be Harming Your Health
A recent study finds that our health care system is a major source of pollution.
8 Tips for Breast Health
Follow 8 tips for breast health. To help raise awareness during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are providing these simple tips to help care for your breasts all year round Statistics are surprising: The chance of a woman developing breast cancer during her life is a little less than 1 in 8, according to the American Cancer Society. Both men and women can develop breast cancer . It is critical to get regular screenings and maintain overall good health in order…
How innovation in mobile health is reshaping mental health
Psychiatric health conditions and behavioral issues at the 2013 mHealth Summit, with presentations and panels given by prominent national researchers.
Sleep Your Way to Better Health
Get your rest and get…healthier. Medical experts have known for years that a lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of ailments, from heart disease to dry skin, diabetes to depression, even cancer. But they weren’t exactly sure why.
Herbs to Support Health
This guide talks about forms of herbal supplements and how to decide which one may be most effectve for you and your unique situation.
How to Stay on Top of Your Foot Health
Staying on top of your diabetes directly affects your foot health. Understand the warning signs and preventative measures to keep your feet in tip top shape!