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Stressed Out

Stress is the body's physical, mental, and emotional response to change. Stress is a normal part of life. Even positive life changes such as a promotion or the birth of a child produce stress. The human body is designed to…

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Weight Loss

Small changes can make a big difference. It’s true with many types of self-improvement, including weight management. Losing just 5% of body weight (10# for a 200# person) can improve multiple health problems, such as reversing insulin resistance and reducing…

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RETHINKING HORMONE THERAPY

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) released its 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement 1 , which said: • Hormone therapy (HT) remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes), problems with the genitourinary tract, and has been…

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Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications in the best strength and dosage form for each individual. Compounded medications can solve problems that don’t respond to commercially available drugs.

Due to stability concerns and the cost of stocking and distributing numerous formulations of each drug, medications are manufactured in a limited number of strengths and dosage forms that will satisfy the needs of most patients. Using pharmaceutical grade chemicals…

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High Blood Pressure in Cats

Feline hypertension (high blood pressure) is a relatively common and potentially fatal disease. Unlike other species, in cats, most cases of high blood pressure are caused by systemic diseases such as renal failure, cardiomyopathy, diabetes, or hyperthyroidism. Cats typically experience…

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