Posts Categorized: Wellness

Exploring Organs: The Gallbladder

What is a gallbladder? The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver. A storage organ for bile and when full it is about the same size as a pear. What does my gallbladder do? The gallbladder is a small pouch that stores bile produced from the liver between meals. Bile is released into the…
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What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of small cysts and abnormal androgen (male hormone) levels. A cyst can develop when the body doesn’t produce enough hormones for ovulation. PCOS is very common and can be hereditary. Symptoms of PCOS are not one and the same….
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Celebrating National Pharmacy Week Oct. 17-23

Oct. 17-23 is National Pharmacy Week! This week acknowledges the invaluable contribution pharmacists and technicians make to patient care in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other health care systems.  National Pharmacy Week is a time to recognize the powerful impact the pharmacy staff offer to patients. It is an opportunity to raise patients’ and colleagues’ awareness…
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Got Enough Calcium?

“Drink your milk so you can have strong bones and teeth!” This is a phrase most of us heard from our parents or guardians at breakfast time. However, did you know you can get your recommended intake of calcium without dairy, too? Continue reading to see just how much and where you can get your…
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