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A strep throat infection, also called pharyngitis, occurs when group A streptococcus bacteria invade the throat and the body's immune system struggles to kill these bacteria naturally. Strep throat infections most commonly affect children ages 5 to 15, and these infections occur more often in children who spend hours each day in schools and daycare centers around other infected children. The average child develops one strep throat infection about every four years. While strep throat infections treated promptly and properly typically do not cause lasting damage to your child's body,...

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Acne does not just change your appearance. It can erode your self-confidence and prevent you from enjoying activities and personal interactions you would otherwise love. If you have treated your acne with over-the-counter products and still experience breakouts, talk to your dermatologist about prescription options.

Many different prescription acne treatments are available, including these five common options.

1. Topical Retinoids

Retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A. Although some are available over-the-counter, the strongest and most effective forms...

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The role of a pet owner is never more complicated than when a companion animal becomes ill. Pets often dislike the taste of medication and their refusal to cooperate can mean they do not get the help they need. Bird owners may struggle even more because of the delicate nature of birds and the difficulty of force-feeding without causing harm. Compounding can help to make medication time easier.

Leave Food Alone

Many vets recommend bird owners add the medication to their pet's favorite treats or mix the drug with water or food for the pet to consume. If the bird...

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Smoking tobacco is terrible for your health — that's no secret. Tobacco contains myriad unhealthy chemicals, many of which increase your risk of cancer. Smokers are also at an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD, and infertility. Yet, quitting smoking is incredibly difficult.

In a 2015 survey, 68% of smokers reported that they wanted to quit — but many turn back to smoking due to cravings and stress. Are you one of those people who have tried to quit, only to start smoking again? Don't give up! Read on for some strategies to help make your next attempt the one that...

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Any cat owner can sympathize with the fear people feel as they take their cat home from the vet with a new prescription. Cats are not known to be patient and cooperative animals, and delivering medicine to your cat can be stressful for both of you. Learn how a compounding pharmacy can help.

Traditional Medication Directions

Wrapping a pill in a desirable food product does not fool most cats. Pill pockets, a treat made with slot to hold medication, also rarely trick felines. Some cats may consume the pill with the food, but most will eat the treat and leave the...

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Pharmaceutical bioidentical hormones come from plant sources that have chemically similar hormones to humans. The product offers a hormone therapy alternative for women who want relief from the hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disruptions and other issues common during and after menopause. The therapy works best with doctor supervision and a compounding pharmacist.

What Bioidentical Hormones Contain

Bioidentical hormones typically contain 17 beta-estradiol, the main estrogenic hormone found in the body. Other ingredients in the mixture can vary based on the...


Is a compounding pharmacy right for you? There are a lot of things to look at before answering that, so read on to learn if compounding is fitting for you.

Before making a decision about your medications, take a look at the top questions about compounding and the pharmacies offering this often-necessary service.

What Is a Compounding Pharmacy?

Compounding pharmacies individualize or tailor medications to the patient's needs. Instead of dispensing pills, liquids, creams, gels, and other prescriptions as is, compounding pharmacies create specialized...