Keystone Pharmacy Blog

Women are Complicated

It has been almost 2 years since the FDA approved the first medication for low libido in females. Addyi® (flibanserin) was approved for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in 2015. According to the website, women ranked having a healthy … Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Cat is in Pain

Cats often disguise the fact they are in pain. That may be because in the wild,  cats that appear sick or injured are vulnerable to predators.  Cat pain can be caused by such things as arthritis, dental problems, urinary tract … Continue reading

A Practical Guide to Avoiding Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion, by Hyla Cass, M.D.

A little known, but potentially life-saving fact is that common medications deplete your body of a host of vital nutrients essential to your health. In this practical guide I’ll show you how to avoid drug-induced nutrient depletion and discuss options … Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Dog is in Pain

Dogs feel pain for many of the same reasons as humans: infections, dental problems, arthritis, bone disease and cancer. They also feel discomfort following surgical procedures. Unfortunately, unlike humans, they are unable to speak to us about when and where … Continue reading

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because the bone loss occurs without symptoms. Bones are active, living tissues. On a daily basis, our bones are continually being dissolved and rebuilt as part of the normal process where old bone … Continue reading

Building a Fence for Health: Integrative, Anti-Aging, Holistic, Functional, Lifestyle and Plant-Based (Vegan) Patient Care

It is a common observation that the Western medical system has some serious flaws, if not completely broken. The fact that we keep increasing “health” spending (actually disease management) while actual health suffers is more than ironic. It is depriving … Continue reading

Understanding the Veterinary Patient

What your pharmacist should know about your pet’s medication, excerpt from full article published in Pharmacy Times. It is a typical day in the pharmacy and your patient brings in a prescription for their dog. Their local veterinarian has prescribed … Continue reading

It’s All In Your Gut: A Beginner’s Guide to Probiotics

The use of probiotics has skyrocketed over the last year. While it may seem like the new trend, research is confirming their benefits in all areas of health. Before we can understand probiotics, we need to understand our microbiome. The … Continue reading

How to Choose Which Sunscreen You’ll Buy this Spring?

Wow, this has been one of the gloomiest winters on record. However, the sun is starting to make its appearance once again. As we head into the spring and summer months it’s important to be vigilant with our skin care, … Continue reading

Non-Hormonal Option for Vaginal Symptoms

A critical symptom for post-menopausal women is vaginal dryness or pain. Vaginal atrophy is a common complication in menopause as estrogen levels decline. Atrophy does not improve with time and if untreated, can affect quality of life for women. The … Continue reading