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Slip, Slop, Slap: Slip on a Shirt, Slop on Sunscreen, Slap on a Hat

Introducing Sid the Seagull Who would guess that a seagull named Sid could be a messenger for sun protection?  Since 1981, Sid has been teaching sun safety to mates in the “Land Down-Under.” Skin Cancer Why?  Australia has the highest reported skin cancer rates in the world and the most common cancer in the country’s young people (age 15 to 29 years) is melanoma.  Yet, Australians Read more [...]

Pet Ownership and Health

5 Minute Health Tips: Pet Ownership – Is it Good for Your Health?

There are a lot of pet owners in the U.S.; between 70 and 80 million dogs and about the same number of cats share our lives. (1) The Research on Pet Ownership You’ve probably heard through newspapers, magazines, TV, radio—and, of course, the Internet—that pet ownership positively impacts your health. Animal-assisted therapy has become commonplace in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation Read more [...]

Hepatitis C treatment comparison by genotype

Hepatitis C Treatment Comparison by Genotype

Hepatitis C treatments are advancing fast! With more options for genotypes, faster treatment times, fewer side-effects, and higher cure rates, it can be tough to keep up with the latest therapies. Axium Healthcare Pharmacy can help you keep track of what these drugs are and whom they work for, based on AASLD guidelines. It’s part of our ‘helping-hand’ commitment to you! Click below to enlarge Read more [...]

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The Rising Costs of Specialty Drugs – Specialty Pharmacies Can Mean Savings For Payers, Providers And Patients

We continue to see reports of rising pharmaceutical drug costs associated with specialty medications, and how cost trends are affecting healthcare providers, payers and naturally, patients. If one only glances at specialty medication headlines—or any kind of headline these days, it’s natural to assume that, like everything else, prices are jumping willy-nilly. However, there’s a much deeper Read more [...]

Music...Important To Human Life And Health

5 Minute Health Tips: The Medicine of Music

Music and Health “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” ~Plato No “Mozart Effect” Since 1993, Mozart’s music has been promoted as enhancing cognitive function.  Yet as cognitive neuroscientist Jessica Grahn(1) states, further research has found that there is no “Mozart Effect;” that is, listening Read more [...]

Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor Combination Pill for Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis: Science is Working Hard to Reverse the CF Curse Part 2

Hope From A Two Drug/One Pill Combination For CF Treatment Problems and Solutions: It’s in the Genes As we discussed in part 1 of “Working Hard to Reverse the CF Curse,” 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the CFTR gene.  This gene controls the production of the CFTR protein which governs salt and water flow into and out of cell membranes. Finding this gene was a huge Read more [...]

Advances In Hypercholesterolemia (High LDL Cholesterol) Treatment With Mononclonal Antibodies

Upgrading High Cholesterol Standards: Trading the Risks of Statins for the Relief of Monoclonal Antibodies

When over 71 million, or 33 percent, of American adults suffer from high cholesterol, it is impossible for anyone to argue that this is not an insidious and invasive disease. Some statin treatments have made progress in reducing LDL cholesterol when paired with lifestyle changes. However, these treatments pose their own set of challenges through side effects. The trade-off between high cholesterol Read more [...]

New treatments targeting genetic mutations of Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis: Science is Working Hard to Reverse the CF Curse

A Brief History of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) During the end of the middle ages, chronic diseases were frequently considered curses. Case in point, in 1595, Professor Pieter Pauw wrote about an autopsy he performed on “a 11 year old girl said to be bewitched.” His description of the child’s lungs, pancreas, liver and heart are consistent with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Hexes, curses, bewitchment--these Read more [...]

Axium at ASCO 2015

Axium to Join Oncology Innovators at ASCO 2015

Axium at ASCO 2015 The 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is taking place May 29th through June 2nd at McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois – and Axium Healthcare Pharmacy will be there! If you plan to attend this premier symposium that highlights the advances in cancer treatment and oncology therapies, please make it a point to stop by and see us at booth #4098. Read more [...]

The Purpose of Sleep

5 Minute Health Tips: Just Sleep On It

What Does Sleep Do For Us? Researching sleep may seem like a snooze but it is, in fact, far from boring. Indeed, sleep may be one of the most dangerous things animals do. That’s why some animals have worked out ways to stay alert while they sleep. Marine mammals like dolphins and whales are unihemispheric sleepers. During “logging,” one half of their brain is asleep the other half stays Read more [...]