We have been receiving many questions at Valu-Med concerning graduated compression socks and stockings. We thought it would be a good time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions concerning these products. What are graduated compression socks? Graduated compression socks are designed to apply compression to the leg that is tightest at the…

What is the flu shot? The flu shot is a yearly vaccine given to prevent you from getting flu, to make the flu less severe if you do get it, and to keep you from spreading the flu to your family and friends. There are different types of flu shots available: trivalent, quadrivalent, high-dose trivalent,…

As we move towards the heart of the summer, one of the hottest topics being discussed is the Zika virus. From athletes backing out from the Olympics to general concerns regarding overseas travel, everyone has questions about this disease. While there is still much unknown about the Zika virus, there is still a lot of…

As the temperatures begin to go up, so does the risk of sunburn. While a large majority of people use sunscreen during the summer, many are using the wrong kind or are using it incorrectly. While there are a number of ways to treat and relieve sunburn, the best strategy is to prevent it from…

The Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is a great way to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. The diet focuses on reducing sodium intake and providing the appropriate amount of nutrients. With lifestyle changes like diet and exercise we can often reverse high blood pressure without the use of medication….

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A Vaccine to Prevent Cancer Gardasil 9 Gardasil 9 has currently been a hot topic in many recent healthcare articles. Gardasil 9 could help protect girls, young women and boys against certain cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month, so I thought now would be a great time to inform…

Common questions and answers about the New Pneumonia Vaccine: With increased commercial and ad time, the pharmacy has been receiving many questions on Prevnar 13® —the newest pneumonia vaccine. With this, we have created a blog to answer some frequently asked questions to help increase understanding and to find out if the vaccine is right…

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) With the holidays quickly approaching, the pharmacists here at Valu-Med thought it would be a good time to discuss a very common issue we see with many of our patients, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. In addition, National GERD Awareness week is November 22-28 so it’s a great time to provide…

Vitamin D: What is it and why do we need it?  Many years ago, doctors realized that sunlight, which allows you to produce vitamin D, helped prevent a bone condition called rickets in children. Recent research shows a link between vitamin D and strong healthy bone. Moreover, vitamin D may be important in preventing and…

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