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Combating medical myths: Pharmacists are essential

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Combating medical myths: Pharmacists are essential

Patients often take action on their health and wellness based on what they hear on TV. Surprising, but true. According to CDC, over a 6-month period, nearly three-quarters of primetime viewers in the United States reported learning something new about a health or wellness topic simply by watching TV.

Kristin Wiisanen, PharmD, FAPhA, FCCP

Sunscreen: Preventing sunburn and skin cancer

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Sunscreen: Preventing sunburn and skin cancer

Although sun exposure has been known to have damaging effects on skin since ancient times when Egyptians used mixtures thought to prevent sunburn, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that the negative health effects of prolonged exposure to UV rays were scientifically confirmed.

Mary Warner

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