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Using Melatonin for Sleep

MELATONIN (N-Acetyl-5-Methoxytryptamine) Have you ever wondered why you experience jet lag or feel like you can’t fall asleep at night? While there could be other causes, melatonin may be the culprit. Melatonin is a natural hormone that plays an important role in sleep. Production and release of melatonin is related to the time of the…

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Sunscreen and Sun Exposure Tips

Ever wondered what the SPF number meant on your sunscreen bottle? Sun protection factor (SPF) is a measurement used for determining a sunscreens effectiveness against ultraviolet rays (UV rays, or UVR).  There are three different types of UV rays, but UVB is what causes sunburn.  When we look at the number associated with SPF, it…

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Thorne Research Partners with Multiple U.S. National Governing Bodies for Sport

Community Pharmacy is proud to offer an extensive line of supplements from Thorne Research. Thorne prides themselves on providing research-based, high quality products, and several United States Olympic Teams’ National Governing Bodies have adopted Thorne Research as their exclusive nutritional supplement partner. When you purchase Thorne Research products from Community Pharmacy, you can rest assured…

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Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

History Over centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used in various ways. The use of apple cider vinegar or ACV, dates back as late as 5000 BC. The Babylonians used it as a pickling agent and a preservative in foods. Around 400 BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was known to prescribe ACV with…

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An Overview of the Zika Virus Disease

About Zika Virus The World Health Organization has described the Zika virus as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”1. The recent concern among travel health providers stems from the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil in May 2015.  The Zika virus has been shown to cause some neurological disorders like microcephaly in newborns and Guillain-Barre…

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Zonulin & Gut Permeability

A recent study showed patients with autism had higher gut permeability, or “leaky gut syndrome” (36.7%) compared to patients without autism, or normal subjects (4.8%). The study concludes that measuring a patient’s gut permeability can identify patients who would benefit when put on a gluten-free diet. This may be due to an increase in zonulin…

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Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) for Joint Pain

Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO) [pronounced: sée-til  mee-ris-tóe-lee-ate] is a cetylated fatty acid patients may use topically or orally for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and relief of various types of back and joint pain. CMO has been shown to manage arthritic symptoms in patients with osteoarthritis. A specific blend of cetylated fatty acids that include CMO, as well…

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Community Pharmacy Achieves PCAB Accreditation

SALISBURY, MARYLAND — Community Pharmacy proudly announces its achievement of PCAB accreditation, a service of ACHC, for the services of non-sterile compounding. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards. Achieving accreditation is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. PCAB accreditation reflects an organization’s dedication…

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Complementary/Alternative Medicine and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are extraordinarily complex and are comprised of core areas of impairment including social interaction deficits, language difficulties, repetitive behaviors, which present early in development1.  In addition to the core areas there can be auxiliary symptoms ranging from anxiety and depression to cognitive impairment, and sensory dysfunction.  These symptoms present in different combinations…

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Probiotics: Replacing “Good” Bacteria

Antibiotics are prescribed in order to kill the “bad” bacteria associated with your illness or infection. Unfortunately, antibiotics are unable to distinguish between the “good” and “bad” bacteria in your gut. This is why probiotics are recommended by your health care provider to prevent gastrointestinal complications such as diarrhea. However, there are many things beyond…

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