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Category: Research

April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month - Click here for the article.   Read More
at Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Thyroid Awareness Month - January 2019

Hypothyroidism is defined as having an underactive thyroid gland, meaning that the thyroid can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. The thyroid’s function is to make thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. Environmental iodine deficiency is the most common cause of hypothyroidism on a worldwide basis. The most common causes of hypothyroidism in the United States... Read More
at Monday, January 28, 2019

Is there a better beta blocker?

Is There a Better Beta Blocker? With the recent national shortage of atenolol, the Dispensary of Hope is looking for therapeutic alternatives from other sources. Although the use of atenolol is widespread, newer studies have raised questions about its place in therapy within the beta blocker class. 1 The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8) Guidelines place higher importance on beta blocker selection based on evidence, which would include metoprolol and carvedilol. 2   Atenolol... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018

Importance of Eye Health

The Importance of Eye Health Eye health is important particularly as we age and vision begins to change.  Some changes are a normal part of the aging process such as needing glasses to read up close or having trouble adjusting glare.  As we age, the risk of developing age related eye diseases increases; therefore, learning about what those diseases are and some tips that can help improve eye health are important to understand. Proper eye care is important to ensure age... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018

FLU Recommendations

The CDC is reporting that this year's flu season is one of the strongest since 2009 with 46 states reporting influenza activity. 1  Influenza A (H3N2) has been the predominant virus for this season, but the vaccine effectiveness for this strain is only around 30% thus influenza antiviral medications may be of more importance this year. 2 What is the Flu?  Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by influenza viruses. 3 ... Read More
at Thursday, May 31, 2018