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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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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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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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Pioglitazone Use in Autism

Autism and autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in every 68 children in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There has been an estimated 6 percent increase in prevalence of autism spectrum disorder in recent years. Difficulties in social skills and communications are chcharacteristics of these disorders. Autism is…

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Lyme Disease and Associated Co-infections

Lyme Disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most common tick-borne illness in the world thus far.1 According to the CDC there are approximately 30,000 cases reported each year but approximately 300,000 are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year.2 It’s unique life cycle allows Borrelia to survive and spread from vector…

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Glutathione: A Radical Approach in Lyme Disease

Glutathione: A Radical Approach in Lyme Disease When thinking of strategies to treat Lyme disease and manage Lyme symptoms, many treatment modalities come to mind. Long term antibiotics, daily multivitamins, and Vitamin B12 along with low dose naltrexone are current treatment options that have been shown to help with the treatment of the disease and…

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Lyme Resistance and Biofilms

Since its discovery nearly 40 years ago, Lyme disease has proven to be a complicated infectious disease for many people affected by it. Lyme disease occurs as a result of being infected with bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borrelia burgdorferi is the pathogen typically responsible for North American cases, while Borrelia afzelii and Borellia…

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Low Dose Naltrexone in Lyme Patients

Lyme disease is a growing epidemic on the Eastern Shore. When it is not treated early, the standard treatment protocols may fail in curing the patient of all symptoms. More and more patients complain of persistent symptoms years and years after being treated, termed, Chronic Lyme Disease. More and more doctors are looking to treatments…

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Curcumin in Lyme Disease

Curcumin is a water soluble orange-yellow colored powder and is one of three curcuminoids found in the herb, turmeric (Curcuma longa). The other curcuminoids found in turmeric are demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Turmeric is a yellow Indian spice which has a long history of treatment for inflammatory conditions in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Curcumin is the…

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