Are Fermented Foods Good for Your Health?

Historically the fermentation technique was used as a way of preserving foods and drinks long before the days of refrigeration. During the process of fermentation, microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast or fungi convert organic compounds, such as sugars and starch, into alcohol or acids. For example, starches and sugars in vegetables and fruits are converted toContinue reading “Are Fermented Foods Good for Your Health?”

TMS And Depression

TMS – Non-invasive treatment option that offers hope for patients with treatment-resistant depression  Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people aged 15 to 44. Major depressive disorder affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. WhileContinue reading “TMS And Depression”

The connection between inflammation and disease

Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation: The connection between inflammation and disease The immune system acts as the defender of the body. It fights off pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, irritants such as chemicals and industrial byproducts, responds to trauma and injury, and protects the body by cleaning up andContinue reading “The connection between inflammation and disease”

The Exercise Pill

How exercise can help your brain stay healthy and protect you against anxiety & depression It’s been well documented that regular exercise has many benefits to our physical health, from helping to build and maintain muscles, to keeping our bones strong & healthy, to making our cardiovascular system function optimally and boosting metabolism. What’s notContinue reading “The Exercise Pill”

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH March has been designated Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, to educate the public about MS and to encourage support for the nearly 400,000 people diagnosed in the United States with this unpredictable and often debilitating disorder. (MS) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the myelin sheath, orContinue reading “MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH”

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Get Screened! Colorectal cancer remains a major source of cancer cases and mortality worldwide. The American Cancer Society recently estimated that 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer and 52,980 deaths are likely to occur in 2021 just in the United States. This makes colorectal cancer the fourthContinue reading “March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”

Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD

Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD Her Research Unraveled Mysteries of Brain & Memory Function It would be nearly impossible to exaggerate the impact Patricia Goldman-Rakic has had on the understanding of the human mind, and on the development of the field of neuroscience. Born in 1937 in Massachusetts, Goldman-Rakic was one of three daughters, all of whomContinue reading “Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD”

Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Virginia Apgar, MD

Virginia Apgar, MD – Scoring for Newborns to Save Lives Most parents will tell you there’s nothing like holding their newborn baby for the very first time. However before that special moment, a critical event happens in the first minute of a baby’s life. The infant is given an Apgar score, a list of criteriaContinue reading “Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Virginia Apgar, MD”

Celebrating Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD

Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD (1865-1915) – A Life Devoted to Healing Native Americans • First Native American woman in the United States to earn a medical degree • First person in the United States to receive federal aid for professional education As a child, Susan La Flesche had watched a sick woman from herContinue reading “Celebrating Susan La Flesche Picotte, MD”

Is it Safe to Take OTC Medicine with High Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications – Beware of the Hidden Dangers Many people who have high blood pressure are not aware that a number of over-the-counter (OTC) medications contain ingredients that can raise your blood pressure or keep your blood pressure medicine from working properly. So if you have high blood pressure (orContinue reading “Is it Safe to Take OTC Medicine with High Blood Pressure?”