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Black History Month: Pioneers in Healthcare

William Augustus Hinton (1883-1959) Born to freed slaves, William Augustus Hinton began his education at the University of Kansas. He went on to graduate with honors from Harvard Medical School in 1912. After graduation, Hinton began work at the Wassermann Laboratory at Harvard, and by 1915 he had become director of the lab. The lab was the officialContinue reading “Black History Month: Pioneers in Healthcare”

Black Women Medical Pioneers

Helen Octavia Dickens (1909-2001) First African American woman admitted to American College of Surgeons   Helen Octavia Dickens graduated with her medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1934, then completed an internship at Provident Hospital, founded by Daniel Hale Williams.  The daughter of a former slave, she would sit at the front of the classroom inContinue reading “Black Women Medical Pioneers”

Celebrating Black History Month: Danial Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) – One of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the US. Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. Williams opened Provident Hospital in 1891, the first medical facility to have an interracial staff. He was also one of the first physicians to successfully complete pericardial surgery onContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month: Danial Hale Williams”

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

It is becoming clear that in addition to the immediate clinical effects of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus can have long-term manifestations, experts said. These symptoms, according to Allison Navis, MD, assistant professor in the division of neuro-infectious diseases and the director of the neurology clinic at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are known as post-COVID-19 syndrome,Continue reading “Post-COVID-19 Syndrome”

Genetic study indicates causal link between elevated BP, AF risk

In a Mendelian randomization study, elevated systolic BP, diastolic BP and pulse pressure were each associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation. “Hypertension represents one of the most common and strongest risk factor associated with the risk of AF. Despite this evidence, the association between hypertension and AF might be subject to several confounding factors, asContinue reading “Genetic study indicates causal link between elevated BP, AF risk”

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month takes place in February and is aimed at uniting the world’s population in the global fight against cancer. These observations and initiatives serve to increase awareness and empower individuals to live healthier lives. According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in theContinue reading “February is National Cancer Prevention Month”

Join the #OurHearts Movement

Bring American Heart Month to Your African American and Hispanic/Latino Communities– Join the #OurHearts Movement February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),Continue reading “Join the #OurHearts Movement”

Self-Care = Heart Heath

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can allContinue reading “Self-Care = Heart Heath”

Join the #OurHearts Movement

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when weContinue reading “Join the #OurHearts Movement”

Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

Time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide,Continue reading “Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?”

Are Peptides Important?

What are peptides and what types of benefits do they offer?  A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. Peptides are found in all living cells. The amino acids in a peptide are connected to one another in a sequence by bonds called peptide bonds. Peptides are distinguished from proteins by their shorter length, althoughContinue reading “Are Peptides Important?”

Diagnosed with Diabetes? You’re not Alone.

About Diabetes Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. And it does, in numbers that are increasing dramatically. Currently, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Worldwide, more than 422 million people have diabetes.   Diabetes is a serious condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when yourContinue reading “Diagnosed with Diabetes? You’re not Alone.”

50 Reasons to Stop Smoking

Smoking kills 500,000 people in the US alone per year, and 16 million people suffer from conditions and illnesses related to smoking. Cigarettes contain 70 chemicals KNOWN to cause cancer. 1. Lung Cancer Smoking is the #1 cause of lung cancer. Smokers are up to 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer. The longer youContinue reading “50 Reasons to Stop Smoking”

Should you get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Vaccines To Combat The Covid-19 Pandemic: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy In modern medical history, what is about to happen is unprecedented: Multiple new COVID-19 vaccines with different approaches are in various stages of development, with several already receiving emergency use authorization in the US and the UK. Immunizations to combat the coronavirus pandemic have already begun inContinue reading “Should you get the Covid-19 Vaccine?”

COVID-19 FACTS vs MYTHS

Social media has been responsible for the spread of much false Covid-10 information. It is critical for healthcare professionals to dispel false information. Following are 5 myths about Covid-19 and the actual facts. Myth #1: Covid-19 Vaccine will give you Covid-19. FACT:  Neither of the current vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) being administered in the USContinue reading “COVID-19 FACTS vs MYTHS”

What is Compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of creating customized medications based on physician specifications and patient needs. Prior to the development of mass production of medications, compounding was a routine activity among pharmacists. Pharmaceutical compounding has ancient roots. Hunter-gatherer societies had knowledge of the medicinal properties of the animals, plants, molds, fungus, bacteria andContinue reading “What is Compounding?”

Who We Are

Promise Pharmacy is located in Palm Harbor, FL and was established as an independent community retail pharmacy in 2006 by founder Hale N. Dimetry, PharmD.   Mr. Dimetry obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University, graduating Magna Cum Laude inContinue reading “Who We Are”

Low Testosterone in Men

Men’s Health Testosterone plays an integral role in men’s health, including sexual development, energy, mood, hair growth and bone density. Numerous changes are associated with age-related decline in testosterone. Low testosterone (also known as andropause) can have a negative impact on a man’s health and quality of life. Symptoms include: fatigue, inability to concentrate, lossContinue reading “Low Testosterone in Men”

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