Month: December 2018

Vitamin Smoothies

  • Protein Smoothies Protein is known as the building block for muscles and insufficient amounts of protein will make it difficult to obtain muscle mass and grow larger muscles. Protein supplements are available in powder forms and can easily be added to smoothies in order to build your muscles faster. A large container of protein will cost about $30.00. Who Drinks Them? Protein smoothies are great for individuals looking to build larger muscles in a short amount of time. Protein is also used for individuals looking to lose weight while maintaining strong and healthy muscles. Body-builders and weight lifters often use protein supplements.
  • Energy Drinks Energy drinks include stimulants, vitamins and minerals such as caffeine, guarana, taurine, ginseng and creatine. The caffeine and stimulants are the ingredients which give you the energy boost you desire. The amount of caffeine in one energy drink is usually equal to the amount used to

Vitamins for Smokers

Essentially, smokers need antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid), and vitamin E. It was once believed that beta-carotene was an attribute for non-smokers, but recent clinical studies have found that beta-carotene can actually be harmful to smokers’ health. Beta-carotene can be found in most multi-vitamins and an excess of beta-carotene is risky for good nutritional health. If you are a smoker and going to take a multi-vitamin, be sure it doesn’t list beta-carotene as one of the ingredients.

Too many smokers have inadequate intakes of antioxidants. Smokers are reported to consume lower quantities of antioxidant nutrients than nonsmokers. Antioxidant nutrients have protective roles with regard to cancer, heart disease, cataract formation, cognitive (mind) dysfunction, and other diseases. Researches believe there is a balance between antioxidant protectors and components that promote oxidation in the body. This balance seems to be related to health or disease. …

Pharmacy Drug Costs

So why work so hard to manage drug costs? Why not just use anything that comes to market or put everything on your formulary? The most important reason is patient safety. How can the pharmacists, nurses, doctors, and therapists keep track of EVERYTHING for every drug? It is just not feasible to track the proper dosage, dosage adjustments, side effects, administration technique, etc, for every drug. When the formulary has one or two drugs per class, there is less opportunity for error.

Another argument about drug cost management boils down to this: do you believe that there are unlimited or limited resources available for healthcare? At some point, there are limitations on resources. As such, the pharmacy needs to be the best stewards of drug costs that it can be. Besides, in practice, who else is going to do it? The physician? The nurse? The truth is that managing the …

Coral Calcium

Our bodies are certainly beautiful machines. Taking nutrients from nature and producing energy, speed, and power. If our bodies are well-honed machines, then the minerals found in nature are the key elements in the fuel that drives those humming engines. Zinc. Cooper. Magnesium. And, perhaps above all, Calcium. These minerals, pulled out of the ground and sea in the food that sustains us, form the very foundation of health and well-being.

Unfortunately, over the past century our farm lands and soils have been depleted of many of these life-sustaining minerals. As a result, our foods and ultimately our bodies have become mineral deficient. I remember reading about how back as early as the 1930s the US government began warning Americans to start supplementing their diets with minerals because the US farmlands had become severely mineral-deficient due to over-farming. These deficiencies threaten to upset our health in innumerable ways. Indeed, there …

Healthcare Marketing Secrets

Research and Define Your Ideal Customers

When you try to reach a particular audience, your success depends on how deeply you can guide them. Focusing on a certain segment of the market to generate and attract potential customers will not only help you polish your marketing, but also ensure that the customer association you get from your sales and marketing operations will have a better success rate.

How to Reach Your Target Audience in the Healthcare Industry?

If you are looking to improve your health care marketing, you may have realized that not all messages will be adapted to all audiences. Partnering with a marketing professional with health care experience is always a smart strategy. Before doing anything else, you need to consider your audience:

  • For whom are you creating this report?
  • What do they want to know?
  • What will they do with the information?

For any organization and practice …

Medicaid

There may be others eligible for Medicaid but that is determined by each state. Most who receive welfare will have a social worker who can advise them on its eligibility and who would be eligible for this program. Medicaid is a very expensive program and at times it is one of those controversial programs that some want to cut some of the funding while others in Congress do not. If any funding for this program was cut, there are many people, including children, disabled, and elderly, that would be without any basic medical care.

Another area that can be controversial is determining who is eligible for Medicaid. To be eligible for Medicaid you have to meet certain income qualifications and different living circumstances. The federal government and state run Medicaid jointly. Each state has various instructions in regards how to enroll in the program. Before you apply and start the …

Drug Tracker

The system comprises of protocol development, site selection & trial preparation, subject identification & enrolment, collection, monitoring & processing of data, data analysis & reporting, pharmacovigilance, and submission for review. Data is collected during the process of trials and is stored in the database. The data is then reviewed to decide upon the safety parameter of the drug.

How is clinical trial management useful?

  • Real-time Insights into Operations: It is a system that provides a central place for recording operational activity, which offers easy access to important information.
  • Stronger Financial management: It supports consistency in budgeting across the enterprise and provides access to all financial information.
  • Increased staff efficiency: It reduces duplicate data entry, and thus only relevant information is present in the software. This saves time for the staff and increases accuracy and consistency of data.

They are experiments done in clinical research to determine medicines or procedures that …

Policosanol

Policosanol is used to improve strength, stamina, and ones reaction times. The nutrient also treats herpes infections, inflammatory skin diseases, and Parkinson’s disease. It is also used in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), hyper lipidemia, and atherosclerosis. It might also slow down the build up of lipids in fat tissue and increase the use of fat in the tissues.

Significant numers on various clinical trails show that Policosanol can lower a persons bad Cholesterol (LDL) by up to 20% and raise the beneficial cholesterol (HDL) by 10% in an individual.

This is done by obstructing the synthesis of cholesterol from the liver. Most people think most cholesterol comes from the diet, however, we have found out that the vast majority of cholesterol does not come from diet, but from our liver, which in fact, produces more than 80% of cholesterol.

As well as this, policosanol helps combat the …

Immune System Supplement

Taking an immune system supplement daily is very important. However most of us don’t do it until we get sick or don’t feel good. It normally takes getting sick or achy before we launch into our get well mode. Generally we resort to medicines, OTC pharmaceuticals, herbs, and other products to treat our symptoms. The problem with that is none of those things deal with the real problem as an immune system supplement does.

To make matters more difficult most of us don’t take the proper steps to prevent future immune related problems to rise again. Our body’s best defense in keeping us well is our immune system.

We are attacked everyday from by the accumulated effects of relentless attacks we incur from pollution, stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other invaders.

A key to staying healthy and strong is for our immune system to be …

Get Into a Pharmacy Program

  1. There are colleges that offer courses right after high school. You can find out about these colleges and the courses from the internet and download application forms. If you are interested, you simple fill out the form and sent it by post to the concerned college before their deadline for their next academic term. The admission requirements vary for different colleges, so must ensure understand all the requirements before going ahead with the admission process. Generally, you are required to have a GPA of around or above 2.5. Many colleges will also want applicants to have passed the Pharmacy College Admissions Test before applying.
  2. If you decide to enroll into the course directly after high school you must enroll in a pre-pharmacy course. The same college may offer these “pre-professional” programs and if you meet all their requirements it is not difficult to get in.
  3. Some students may prefer to