Wellness

Dougherty’s Pharmacy is committed to helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re starting the road to better health and wellness or a veteran of clean and healthy living we are dedicated to helping you on your life journey. Our staff includes a certified nutritionist and registered dietitian also serving as our diabetes educator.

Our experts are here to provide sound nutritional advice and tailor a health plan to your individual needs. Dougherty’s offers a wide array of health and wellness products including dietary aids, vitamins, and a range of premium quality nutrition supplements to help you achieve your healthy lifestyle goals.

OUR PROGRAMS

Nutrition Supplements

Unfortunately most of us can’t achieve a balanced diet able to fill our dietary needs each and every day. At Dougherty’s we offer a comprehensive selection of hypoallergenic, pharmaceutical-grade nutrition supplements in a variety of forms. It’s the smart and simple way to supplement a diet to help combat the effects of constant stress and chronic health conditions.

Our shelves carry a large assortment of nutrition supplements and we will work with you to select the best products for your personal nutrition needs. Click on the link below to request more information and schedule a personal health assessment to review your nutrition goals.

HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT WELLNESS?

  • ANJANI UPPONI, RD, LD, CDE

    "Diabetes is preventable and manageable. We're prepared to help!"

  • RANDY WILLIAMSON

    "The correct balance of diet, exercise, and supplementation can help you feel your best."

FROM THE BLOG

Top 10 Sun Protection Tips

Published on Monday, March 23, 2015

Top 10 Sun Protection Tips


Here are ten good-to-know sun protection tips for you and your family

1. Even though all skin tones are susceptible to sunburn, extra care should be taken with those who have 1) pale skin, 2) blond, red or light brown hair, 3) pale eyes or 4) have been treated for skin cancer or a family member who's had skin cancer.

2. Apply sunscreen to children older than 6 months every time they go out in the sun, and reapply every 2 hours. (Check with your pharmacist or doctor before using sunscreen on children under 6 months.)

3. Learn “The Shadow Rule": When your shadow is shorter than you are, UV rays are at their strongest! Remember to limit your time outside between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

4. It’s not just the water!Snow and sand also reflect damaging UV rays, increasing the risk of sunburn and can cause eye damage any time of the year.Make sure your sunglasses have 100% UV protection.(Kids sunglasses too!)

5. It’s not just sunny days! Up to 80% of UV rays can filter through the clouds on overcast days as well.

6. Car windshields do not block damaging UVA rays. These rays can cause age spots and wrinkles.

7. Even artificial UV rays, such as tanning beds, can cause sunburn and skin aging! Limit your exposure to artificial sunlamps.

8. Examine your skin and children's skin once a month. See a dermatologist if you detect any new or changing skin lesion. Unusual moles, scaly patches and sores that do not heal may be pre-cancer.

9. Some prescription and over-the-counter medications (oral and topical) can cause drug-induced photo-sensitivity. This interaction with UV rays causes inflammation and damages skin cells, resulting in burning pain and redness to the skin, resembling sunburn. Make sure to read the labels on your medications and discuss the risks with your pharmacist or doctor.

10. Make sun protection part of your DAILY routine. It's not just for summer!

Remember to play it safe! Protect your skin and have fun in the sun.
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1 comments on article "Top 10 Sun Protection Tips"

jacob said:

Thanks for sharing these top ten sun protection tips with us. Yes you right that car windshields do not block damaging UVA rays. https://jacketsunscreen.com/

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