2015 Flu Shots Now Available at All Owens Locations
It’s autumn, which means that it’s time to get vaccinated against this year’s influenza virus. Each year, influenza (commonly known as “the Flu”) affects 5% – 20% of Americans. The Flu is spread via tiny airborne droplets that are generated by coughs or sneezes. People who touch surfaces or objects that have the Flu virus on them and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose can also be infected.
Birth Control Pills May Help Shield Women from Uterine Cancer
A new study suggests women who are taking birth control pills to prevent unwanted pregnancy (or for other medical reasons), may also be protecting themselves from uterine cancer.
>California to Soon Become the First State to Allow Pharmacists to Prescribe Birth Control
A new law, passed in 2013 and expected to be fully implemented later this year, will allow pharmacists in California to write prescriptions for birth control.
New Study: Taking Antidepressants While Pregnant May Not Be As Risky As Previously Thought
In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory warning against the use of antidepressants late in pregnancy. These warnings presented pregnant mothers, also struggling with depression, with an unenviable choice – keep taking your medication and increase your newborn’s risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension, or risk your own mental health by going off the medication..
There may be hope yet. According to an article on CBSNews.com, a new study, conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, suggests that the risks are not as high as once thought.
Mayo Clinic Study Re-Evaluates Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
It’s common wisdom among women of a certain age that hot flashes and other symptoms caused by menopause are not pleasant. And yet, for over a decade, many women suffering from menopausal symptoms have veered away from taking hormone therapy after a large-scale study put forth by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) raised concerns about the safety of post-menopausal women who had taken it.