Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

Understanding Blood Pressure and Hypertension

When blood is pushed out of the heart during a heart beat, there is pressure exerted on the arteries which forces the arteries to expand. This expansion of the arteries can be felt.. It is your pulse. When you check your pulse you are in fact feeling your arteries expand in response to an increase in blood pressure caused by the heart contracting.

Creating Good Sleep Habits, an Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

Creating Good Sleep Habits, an Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

What is Sleep Hygeine? In the simplest terms, sleep hygiene is the set of habits a person can adopt to get a good night’s sleep. It can involve lifestyle practices and environmental factors. Anyone who struggles with adequate, refreshing sleep can benefit from...

What medication would you be?

I was working with a pharmacy student one day and I was asked this question. “If you were a medication, what would you be and why?” This caught me off guard. I took a couple of minutes to think about it and this is my answer. If I were a medication I would...
Foods High in Potassium

Foods High in Potassium

High Potassium Foods The average American adult consumes only about half the recommended 4700mg of potassium every day. An increased potassium intake to this level would result in significant reductions in blood pressure. This is enough to lower your risk of dying...

Using Exercise to Lower Blood pressure

Being physically active is one of the best ways to decrease blood pressure when it is elevated. In fact, it is the third most effective way to naturally lower blood pressure surpassed only by weight loss and the DASH diet. Combining exercise with diet and weight loss...
Potassium and Blood Pressure

Potassium and Blood Pressure

Sodium and Blood Pressure A cornerstone of high blood pressure management is lifestyle changes. This includes eating healthy, decreasing processed foods, regular exercise, weight control and limiting alcohol intake. One of the common recommendations is to limit sodium...

How to Impress a New Customer

You spend a lot of money on advertising, work really hard to find the best advertising outlets and get the ads perfect. Despite the hard work and attention to detail it is common to see new customers come in to the store to fill a prescription and you never see them...

Promoting vaccines for independent pharmacy

Putting together a successful immunization program requires a marketing strategy that educates everyone involved. Following the strategy discussed here will help independent pharmacy market their immunizations.

The 80/20 rule and independent pharmacy

You may or may not have heard of the Pareto principle. It is also known as the 80-20 rule. It states that roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. The Pareto principle is named after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto who published a paper showing that...

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