20 Pharmacy Technician Hacks to Make the Job Easier

Being a pharmacy technician can be tough. The nonstop customer service alone is enough to drive techs crazy. Drive-thrus can be nerve-grinding. Factor in all the other little annoyances that only pharmacy work can supply, and it really tests a tech’s patience. Given the upcoming changes in the pharmacy tech world, here are the Internet’s best pharmacy technician hacks, some …

Product and Container Label Changes May Cause Confusion

Statins reduce the risk of vascular events in people of all ages, although there is less evidence of this in people aged over 75 years than in younger patients, researchers have found. A meta-analysis published in The Lancet (online, 2 February 2019) found that, irrespective of age, statins reduced the risk of major vascular events by 21% per …

Pharmacists can play role in national cardiovascular disease campaign

New guidance from Public Health England says community pharmacists are in a prime position to detect early signs of cardiovascular disease. Source: Shutterstock.com The national campaign, comprising more than 40 health organisations, hopes to cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by 150,000 in 10 years with the help of community testing Community pharmacists …

TEETH WHITENING: OVER-THE-COUNTER OR PROFESSIONAL WHITENING KITS?

Something looks different about your face, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Then it hits you after your friend posted a picture of you two smiling on Facebook – it’s your teeth. They just don’t seem quite as white as they used to be! It’s time for teeth whitening – but what’s …

THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL IMPLANTS: 4 WAYS THEY CAN IMPACT FACIAL STRUCTURE

These days, more and more patients are opting for dental implants when they lose a tooth. At You First Dental in Airdrie, we are happy to assist  patients with their dental implant needs in a comfortable, caring environment. What Are Dental Implants and why does You First recommend them? To fully understand the impact dental …

DENTISTRY VERSUS MEDICINE: 5 REASONS WHY THEY ARE DIFFERENT

It doesn’t make sense to a lot of people. I can’t tell you how many times patients have come into my office in Airdrie, stumped by this revelation. My financial coordinator asks the patient if they have insurance, the patient nods that they do, and then promptly pulls out a medical insurance card. I get …

5 Memory-Boosting Tips for Medical School

Prospective medical school students can practice these techniques for medical school success. The Association of American Medical Colleges offers practice questions to help premed students prepare for the MCAT. (Tokyo Space Club/Corbis/VCG/Getty Images) There is still great emphasis on memorization during medical school from year one through graduation. Whether quizzes, presentations of patient cases or national board examinations, …

Study Hints and Tips for Medical Students

Every medical student has their own study strategy when it comes to organizing the volume of study material per hour and per day. The material presented in medical school is much more difficult than many challenging undergraduate courses because it requires active learning.  Active learning involves making decisions about the material such as “what is most important?” and “where does …

10 Tips on Getting Into Med School

Medical schools are highly competitive. The national acceptance rate is 43 percent, according to data compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Use these top 10 tips from doctors and medical students to help you prepare. 1. Get Some Medical Experience on Your Résumé Job shadow with doctors and other medical professionals. Admissions committees …