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Why We Get Hungry and Cannot Lose Weight

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Perhaps surprising is that an individual’s weight actually triggers why we get hungry. Hunger “pangs” causes the forced interplay of two hormones: leptin and ghrelin and the subsequent influence of another hormone (insulin) produced by the pancreas. How then does this happen? Read more ...

The Health Power of Raw Honey

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Many individuals are unaware that raw honey is a powerhouse of health benefits. Everyone realizes it is a sweetener but how about honey’s enzyme-rich, vitamin and mineral containing, anti-microbial, antioxidant and antibiotic capabilities? Surprised? Read more ...

The Conundrum of Food Addiction and Weight Loss

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Would you agree food addiction and weight loss can be a complex and difficult problem to manage? Where can food addiction and weight loss meet to ensure desired success? Read more ...

Are Wellness Teas Non-Pharmacologic Alternatives?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Recent market assessments indicate the current $7 Billion tea market will grow to $ 8 Billion by 2020—three years from now. Are teas and special herbal tea formulas actually effective in doing more than just supporting overall health? Can certain teas actually effect healing? The answer is YES! Read more ...

Automated Retrieval System Prevents Patient Medication Delivery Errors

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Seamless Integration into Existing Workflow Software “The RxMedic Automated Retrieval System (ARS) (www.RxMedic.com) and our RX30 pharmacy management operating system (www.RX30.com) work together seamlessly. The prescription filling and point of sale delivery for our customers, due to the integration of the ARS within our RX30 workflow, creates a comfort for our pharmacists and technicians. We avoid patient delivery errors.” These comments from Eric Russo, one of the two pharmacists in charge at Hobbs Pharmacy in Merritt Island, Florida (Mark Hobbs is the other PIC), were captured during the last stop of the 2016 Healthcare Advocate Tour (www.AskDrS.org). Recall the phrase “Save the best for last”?  Read more ...

Senescence and Nutrition

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Dehabilitation or Regeneration? If one visits various dictionaries, the definition of senescence typically includes reference to the process of aging and the degenerative loss of various body functions or processes. In brief,”one who begins to age”. Age-related loss of function is a trait of virtually all organisms that age. In humans, age-related degeneration gives rise to a host of well-recognized challenges: atherosclerosis and heart failure, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, pulmonary insufficiency, renal failure, neurodegeneration (for example Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases) and various others. These changes begin to show them typically mid-life beginning in the 50-60 years of age range. From a pathological standpoint it is typically about debilitating losses of tissue or cellular function.  Read more ...

Be Prepared! Payments for Pharmacy Services Are Changing

Category: Pharmacy Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Are you aware of the changes forthcoming to the New York State Medicaid Payment System? Your financial future will soon be “in the balance” if your pharmacy operations management system and software are not in tune with the forthcoming New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) set to implement a little over one year from now. Read more ...

What Do Pediatric and Geriatric Patients Have In Common?

Category: Patient Engagement Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Millennial mothers and elder caregivers know. When there is a need to provide odd-tasting medications to their children or age-challenged dependents, they go to their independent pharmacy ... and often use social media to send the success stories of how the adjusted taste improved adherence ...and re-tweet or re-pin their delight. Are you surprised that techno-elders who need comfortable tasting meds also have joined the social media? Who is the winner in these scenarios? Of course, it's the child, the mother, the elder and the independent pharmacy which provided the flavored medication. Read more ...

Automated Pharmacy Dispensing Is Demanded By Our Customers

Category: Pharmacy Success Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Customers Expect Automated Pharmacy Dispensing in Hummelstown, PA David and Jeanne Lutz, owners of the Rhoads Pharmacy and Gift Shop in Hummelstown, PA know how to be successful in business. This 16,000 square foot operation is dedicated to patient and customer health and satiety…and the over 350 customers a day to this downtown Hummelstown location ( 17 West Main Street) have become accustomed to the latest technologies utilized by the operation. Read more ...

See Food Differently with Almased

Category: Healthcare Advances Written by Dr. Charles Shively / July 16, 2019

Using health-tasker Almased®, an all-natural powder blend for dieting and diabetes control, would appear to cause health-conscious users to view food differently. Perhaps an unexpected event…but true. Read more ...