Season 2-Episode 33- Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners) + Aspirin

red-blood-cells.jpgDr. Dee Thomason, Pharm.D., BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, talks about blood thinners and common diseases (i.e. atrial fibrillation, clotting disorders) that blood thinners are commonly prescribed for. Dr. Thomason will also discuss the difference between Aspirin and other blood thinners along with discussing signs/symptoms of heart attack and stroke.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 2-21-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!thomason-dee

DID YOU KNOW?

During atrial fibrillation, blood can pool between heart beats and risk a clot to form; therefore, a blood thinner is recommended to decrease that chance.

Remember the signs of stroke to help a loved one F-A-S-T – Facial drooping, arm weakness, slurred speech and time to act.

Season 2-Episode 32 Cough and Cold

slide1Dr. Kim Benner, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FPPAG, professor of pharmacy practice at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University and pediatric clinical specialist at Children’s of Alabama, discusses helpful tips on how to manage cough and cold in children and in older adults. She will explain what cough and colds are and discuss what is available to self treat or when it is time to go to the physician. Dr. Benner will also talk about non medication ways to help with these conditions as well as some complimentary and alternative medicine.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 2-14-17 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!Benner-Kim

DID YOU KNOW?

Multi-symptom relief agents over-the-counter may have more ingredients in it than you need. Talk to your pharmacist to find out which agent is best for you or a loved one as they battle the cough or cold symptoms.