QUESTION: What e-cigarette alternatives are available to help you quit smoking? ANSWER: Those who want to quit smoking are encouraged to try FDA-approved products first. E-cigarettes are not FDA-approved for smoking cessation because of the limited evidence on the safety and effectiveness. Examples of FDA-approved smoking cessation products: Nicotine replacement [...]
QUESTION: Can I get a tattoo if I am on certain medications or have certain medication conditions? ANSWER: Depends on the medication! You should always let your tattoo artist know which medications you are taking if you think there is a potential concern or are unsure. Below I provided certain [...]
Question: Should I take glucosamine and chondroitin for my joints? Answer: Glucosamine and chondroitin used for arthritis may provide pain relief but there is no strong evidence for helping damaged joints. The effectiveness of glucosamine and chondroitin is still controversial, and It is up to you to determine if the [...]
Question: Is there a link between Benadryl® and dementia risk? Answer: Benadryl® blocks the actions of a chemical called acetylcholine in the nervous system, which has diverse actions depending on the site. In the brain, acetylcholine is involved in learning and memory. Older adults may be more sensitive to Benadryl’s® [...]
Question: Why should I take vitamins? Answer: People tend to take vitamins for one or two reasons: They have a vitamin deficiency (their body has too little of the vitamin) They are taking it to prevent or avoid a health condition The most common groups of people with specific vitamin [...]
Question: How can I manage my cold sores? Answer: Ideally it's best to prevent an outbreak before it starts by understanding and avoiding triggers. If an outbreak can't be prevented there are some over-the-counter and prescription products that can help lessen the severity and length of outbreaks. Reducing Spread: During [...]
Question: Can I give my pet CBD? Answer: The short answer is yes, so long as it is specifically formulated for pets. However there are certain considerations to be aware of which we've explained in more detail below. If you would like to order CBD for your pet or have [...]
As 2020 rounds second base, we are collectively examining what life will look like in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. While there are many uncertainties about the future of the pandemic, our united focus on public health and keeping each other well is encouraging and inspiring. This [...]
Aging is a beautiful part of life. Most humans strive to age and to do so gracefully. With advances in science, medicine, and our overall understanding of the human body, older adults have many tools to use to live long, healthy lives. These tools are, however, are not fool proof. [...]
CBD Products are becoming more widely available in retail stores throughout Washington State. There are many theoretical uses for CBD products, but it is difficult to know if they work for these different purposes. Additionally, as CBD comes from Cannabis plants, there is significant concern over the legality of the [...]
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