Season 2-Episode 25-Zika Virus Part 2

zikavirus7Dr. Heather Hogue PharmD, EP, director of emergency preparedness and response at the Jefferson County Department of Health, returns to Healthy Dose® to discuss how long the virus will stay in your system once you are infected along with healthy tips on keeping mosquitos away from your home or your body.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-25-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!b-metro-pharmacy-september-2011-photos-by-lindsey-griffin-photography-0010-680x1024

DID YOU KNOW?

The higher the percentage of an EPA repellent means the longer it will last on your body to protect you from mosquitos or other insects.

Season 2-Episode 24-Zika Virus

Dr. Heather Hogue PharmD, EP, director of emergency preparedness and response at the Jefferson County Department of Health, discusses the new information regarding the Zika  virus. Dr. Hogue will help to answer the questions of who this virus can affect, the number of reported cases in Alabama and Jefferson County, along with what precautions to take if infected or traveling to an area where the Zika virus is more prevalent.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-18-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!b-metro-pharmacy-september-2011-photos-by-lindsey-griffin-photography-0010-680x1024

DID YOU KNOW?

Zika virus can cause microcephaly at childbirth causing the head of infants to be smaller than normal. CDC-Zika virus and birth defects

 

Season 2-Episode 23-Drug Pricing

Prescription MedicationDr. Patrick Devereux Pharm.D., chief pharmacist of FMS Pharmacy in Bessemer, AL and Vice-President of the company, discusses how medications are priced and gives insight on the current EpiPen situation as to the reasons the price was increased. Dr. Devereux also addresses who these prices affect the most from the uninsured patient to the pharmacy and how you can help to pass legislation to help put a stop on price inflation of medications.B-Metro-Pharmacy-September-2011-Photos-by-Lindsey-Griffin-Photography©-0021

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-11-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

DID YOU KNOW?

Insurance companies are slow to recognize price increases to reimburse pharmacies for dispensing medications. This leads to pharmacies’ dispensing your medications at a loss where they can lose hundreds to thousands of dollars on certain medications that they cannot refuse to dispense based on insurance contract – this is leading to many pharmacies closing up their doors.

Help protect your pharmacy and slow the price increases of medications by contacting your legislators to help pass Congress Bill H.R. 244 – called the MAC Transparency Act!

SEASON 2 -Episode 22- Pneumonia Vaccination

327206-39517-54Dr. Michael Hogue Pharm.D., FAPhA, FNAP, associate dean for the Center of Faith and Health at the College of Health Sciences at Samford University and lead immunization expert who has helped to implement vaccines into clinical practice offering consultation to programs across the nation, discusses the recommendations for the pneumonia vaccines, which ones are available and which vaccine is right for you or a loved one.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 10-4-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!
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DID YOU KNOW?

You can receive the Flu Vaccine and the either of the Pneumonia vaccines at the same time!