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NARCAN® Nasal Spray Now Available

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is now available at Community Pharmacy without a prescription. Although it is available without a prescription, you will be responsible for paying any applicable co-pays associated with NARCAN®. It is covered by most insurances, including Maryland Medical Assistance. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid medicines. The…

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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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Flu FAQs – What You Need to Know

Community Pharmacy now has the 2016-2017 flu shots in stock! Please call us at (410) 749-1899 to schedule your appointment today! Remember, flu shots are FREE with Medicare Part B and many insurances. Click this link to read more information on this year’s Flu FAQs, with information straight from the CDC.

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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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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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