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Ask The Pharmacist

14
Jun
2018

Factors to Keep in Mind When Considering Weight-Loss Surgery

14.06.2018

QUESTION: I’m considering getting weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. Will this have any effect on my medications? ANSWER: There are many types of weight-loss surgery out there, all of which will help you lose weight in different ways. While each procedure is different, they all have a similar effect on your medications.

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8
May
2018

A Quick Guide to Pain Relief for the Aging Patient

8.05.2018

QUESTION: I wake up in the morning and can’t help but notice aches and pains. I feel like I don’t need to make a doctor appointment just yet, but the pain distracts me from enjoying my day. Then when I arrive at the pharmacy to purchase an over-the counter pain

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29
Mar
2018

The New Shingles Vaccine Everyone Has Been Talking About

29.03.2018

QUESTION: I’ve heard there is a new shingles vaccine available called Shingrix®, but I already received a different one. Do I need both? ANSWER: Yes! Shingrix® was found to be more effective than the previous vaccine called Zostavax®, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recommends that even those previously vaccinated with Zostavax® still receive Shingrix®.

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7
Mar
2018

Heartburn Relief

7.03.2018

QUESTION: What is the difference between GERD and acid reflux? How can I get relief from symptoms?   ANSWER: First it’s important to understand what can cause heartburn. While there are a few conditions that can cause a burning sensation in the chest, the two conditions focused on in this post

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7
Feb
2018

Common Statin Questions

7.02.2018

Do I Have to Take my Statin Cholesterol-Lowering Medication at Night? A class of medications commonly called “statins” work by decreasing the amount of cholesterol we make in our liver and by increasing the amount of cholesterol our liver removes from the blood. Statin medications have historically been said to

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2
Feb
2018

Recent Changes to Blood Pressure Guidelines- What This Means For You

2.02.2018

QUESTION: I thought my blood pressure was OK, but now I’ve been told I have hypertension. What are the newest guidelines? Does this mean I’m going to have to take medication? ANSWER: Previously, 140/90 mm Hg was considered to be high blood pressure (hypertension). The American College of Cardiology (ACC)/

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9
Jan
2018

NSAID Use: What is safe and appropriate?

9.01.2018

QUESTION: What are “NSAID” products and what considerations should I keep in mind when using these products? ANSWER: Below are answers to some of the more common questions pharmacists get asked about NSAIDs. Please reach out to your physician or one of our pharmacists directly if you have further questions.  

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31
Oct
2017

Drug Interactions: Part 7 ~ Alcohol

31.10.2017

 

As we continue our series called: Ask The Pharmacist and drug interactions, we examine how the meds we take work (or not work) with alcohol – you might be surprised what alcohol we are chatting about.

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We provide Clinical Community Care. This means that our staff combines expert medication therapy management and clinical skills, with caring, patient centered pharmacy services. By using the triad approach – patient, provider and pharmacist – we can help patients maximize their healthcare resources while achieving optimal health outcomes.

Our high service level and commitment to problem solving has made Kelley-Ross the pharmacy of choice for patients and providers across the Northwest.