202017Mar
Proper Care of Contact Lens

Proper Care of Contact Lens

Did you know? Contact lens care is very important to prevent eye infections and other problems with the eye. Follow these tips to ensure you are cleaning and storing your contact lenses in the safest way.

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62017Feb
Staying Sun-Safe Year Round In Cayman

Staying Sun-Safe Year Round In Cayman

Why Is Sun-Safety Important? Your skin is the largest organ in the body and makes up the first-line of defense for your immune system. Keeping it protected from the harsh sun is essential for skin cancer prevention and overall health. Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers…

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62017Feb
Understanding Sensitive Skin

Understanding Sensitive Skin

About 50% Of Adults Get It & It’s Usually In The Summer! Why Does It Happen? Nerve cells can overreact to certain stimuli, causing the skin’s outer layer to react differently. It can start to lose elasticity and suppleness, leading to dehydrated, irritable skin.

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62017Feb
Probiotics & Prebiotics: Trillions Of Friends You Never Knew You Had

Probiotics & Prebiotics: Trillions Of Friends You Never Knew You Had

What Are They? Probiotics are considered the “good” bacteria that live in the body. They are live organisms that help with digestion and may aid in immune system response. They can be wiped out by stress, age, antibiotics and travel. Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that provide a food source for all the “good” bacteria in…

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62017Feb
Thinking of taking a Fish Oil Supplement? (Omega 3’s)

Thinking of taking a Fish Oil Supplement? (Omega 3’s)

Benefits Of Omega 3’S Nearly all studies show that people with the highest levels of omega-3 live longer than those with lower levels We know that omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in heart and brain functions. The latest studies suggest that:

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62017Feb
Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause is a natural part of aging for women, and technically occurs when a woman has been period free for 12 months. Before the 12 months a woman is considered to be peri-menopausal and after the 12 months considered to be post-menopausal. Perimenopause is usually the time when women have more symptoms…

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62017Feb
Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Why Should I Be Testing My Blood Glucose? Monitoring your blood sugar levels is the most accurate way of seeing the effect of your diet, lifestyle changes and medication on your diabetes control. It is a great tool for you and your doctor to use together to identify problems and monitor progress.

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62017Feb
Info Bites for Healthy Smiles

Info Bites for Healthy Smiles

Did you know? Brushing your teeth properly\ has so many benefits, including a sparkling smile, stronger teeth, less toothaches and even decreasing the risk of heart disease. Most people do not brush their teeth for long enough. At least 2 minutes twice a day is needed to get rid of the plaque, and flossing once a…

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302017Jan
Quitting Smoking? Your Kirk Pharmacist Can Help

Quitting Smoking? Your Kirk Pharmacist Can Help

There are lots of ways to quit smoking, including “cold turkey,” using self-help guides (e.g., self-help books, audio tapes, Internet sites), general advice or guidance from a health care provider (one-on-one or in a group program), customized counseling, specialty smoking cessation clinics, medications, alternative methods (e.g., acupuncture, hypnosis, and herbal therapy) or a combination.

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