Allegra’s Retail pharmacy dispensing software advance service delivery

While the pharmacist and pharmacy technician are the most critical “pieces” to a fabulous pharmacy, the tool that is most important for them is their pharmacy software.  There are no shortage of pharmacy software vendors out there.  Many of them have developed great products and as such make the day to day life of the…

Open your eyes for Eye Care Awareness Month

Did you know that 80% of blindness can be avoided through prevention or treatment? Eye Care Awareness Month is from 23 September to 18 October this year and this initiative ties in well with our focus on protecting and enhancing your wellness. We want to emphasise that simple eye care measures (like tests) are critical…

Research report men suicide and society

The report Media report – “Men and Suicide: Why it’s a social issue” (PDF) Full report – “Men, Suicide and Society” (PDF) The research results Our research, Men and Suicide: Why it’s a social issue, reveals that: men compare themselves against a ‘gold standard’ which prizes power, control and invincibility; men in mid-life are now part…

World habitat day

he United Nations has designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. The theme for World Habitat Day 2 October 2017 is Housing Policies: Affordable Homes. The purpose of World Habitat Day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all…

How to Identify a Substance Abuse Problem

Definition of substance abus – excessive use of a drug (such as alcohol, narcotics, or cocaine) :  use of a drug without medical justification Bridgewater, N.J. (October 4, 2013) – According to PsychCentral, “Often, addicts and alcoholics are the last to know they have a problem, because they cannot see the outward signs of addiction.”…

An App to Detect alzheimer’s

Do you have an iPad or iPhone? An app available on these two devices could detect and track the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about how Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, is working with game developer, Akili Interactive Labs, to determine if their “Neuroracer” app can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia in seemingly healthy senior…

Games for people with Alzheimer’s

Games for people with Alzheimer’s can be low-tech, high-tech, or anything in between. Every care community in the world probably has a Bingo game – and that’s about as low tech as you can get – yet Bingo has been shown to have positive effects when played by Alzheimer’s and other dementia patients. When I…

How does a deaf person communicate?

Deaf people may not be able to hear what you’re saying, but that doesn’t mean they can’t understand you. Especially if they use lip reading as a way to interpret conversations. Lip reading This is a technique to understand speech by visually interpreting the movements of the lips and tongue, using facial expression and body…

What is hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS)?

Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS) is a condition that is even more rare than Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HRHS refers to the underdevelopment of the right side structures of the heart, which means that the chambers, valves and related blood vessels on the right side of the heart are malformed. This malformation involves the…

Symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy

Below are the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common form of the disease. The symptoms of Becker muscular dystrophy are similar but tend start in the mid-twenties or later, are milder, and progress more slowly. Initial symptoms A waddling gait Pain and stiffness in the muscles Difficulty with running and jumping Walking on…

Cervical Cancer Facts

When sports reporter Erin Andrews announced in January that she’d been diagnosed with cervical cancer, many headlines used the same word: secret. After all, the world was unaware she had undergone two procedures for it while working through the 2016-2017 NFL season and co-hosting Dancing with the Stars. But the word choice also underscores how…