Tips for Navigating Allergy Season

Tips for Navigating Allergy Season

Allergic rhinitis is caused by allergens. Allergens are usually harmless substances but can trigger an allergic reaction in some people. There are two main types of allergic rhinitis: Seasonal or “hay fever” This type of allergic rhinitis is typically caused by...

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Falls in Senior Populations

Falls in Senior Populations

According to the CDC, fall injuries among older adults account for almost $50 billion in medical costs each year. Injuries from falls can lead to hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and deaths. In fact, one out of every 5 falls causes a serious injury such as a...

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The Use of Semglee in the Management of Diabetes

The Use of Semglee in the Management of Diabetes

Semglee is an insulin glargine “biosimilar” approved for diabetes in the US. A biosimilar is a biological product that is highly similar to and has no clinically meaningful differences from an existing FDA-approved reference product. Semglee is a once-daily basal...

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mRNA Vaccines

mRNA Vaccines

Two mRNA vaccines have been granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for use in the United States to protect against COVID-19. mRNA vaccines or messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) vaccines are a new type of vaccine.  Although they are newly approved vaccines,...

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Anticholinergics

Anticholinergics

Conditions Treated by Anticholinergics Anticholinergic drugs are used to treat a variety of conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bladder conditions, allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  This...

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Vaccines

Vaccines

Vaccines Save Lives Vaccines are considered to be one of the greatest public health accomplishments in history.1   Vaccines prevent diseases and reduce rates of death caused by infectious disease.  Immunization programs developed in the United States...

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Bamlanivimab

Bamlanivimab

What is Bamlanivimab? Bamlanivimab is an investigational neutralizing human immunoglobulin G-1 (IgG1) monoclonal antibody with activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Indication for Use Bamlanivimab is not an FDA-approved...

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Shingles

Shingles

What is Shingles? Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.   About 1 out of every 3 people in the US will develop shingles in their lifetime.  Those that have had chicken pox, are at risk of getting shingles. ...

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Influenza: Vaccinations and Antivirals

Influenza: Vaccinations and Antivirals

Preparing for the 2020-2021 Flu Season The CDC estimates that there were between 39,000,000 and 56,000,000 cases of the flu in the 2019-2020 flu season.  With the unknown of how influenza and COVID with coexist, this flu season it is imperative to protect...

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