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UV Safety Month

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It’s UV Safety Month and that means boiling mercury and lots of sun, it’s July in Texas.   While we all love to get out and enjoy the summer there are some simple and safe ways...

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements 101

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Fish oil supplements are a mainstay in many medicine cabinets. With all of the health benefits you can understand why. Fish oils are rich in 2 different Omega-3 fatty acids. Each has their own...

Food Cravings & Premenstrual Syndrome

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
It’s not all in the mind! Food cravings before, during and after a woman’s menstrual cycle are very real. Powerful hormones wreak havoc with the body, not to mention the mind; attacks...

How to Deal with the Unwanted Side Effects of Medication

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
The Institute of Medicine reports over 116 million people suffer from chronic pain. This number is referenced by dozens of medical organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and...

Depression Medications

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
We all suffer from the occasional bad day. No matter how happy and energetic everyone is around you, you simply do not have the energy and enthusiasm to match. It is a normal part of life we all...

Compounding FAQ

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What is compounding? Pharmaceutical compounding is the melding of art and science to produce custom medications tailored to a patient’s individual needs.

Osteoporosis: What It Is and How You Can Avoid Its Devastating Complications

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Osteoporosis effects 10 million people in the United States and another 34 million Americans are at risk of osteopenia, or low bone mass, which can lead to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a...

Natural Treatment For The Common Cold

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist
Cold and Flu season isn’t over yet… learn how to protect yourself with safe, natural treatments.   Often times, patients wait until their symptoms become unbearable and only...

Dos and Don’ts of Medication during Pregnancy

The moment a woman finds out she is pregnant, worries and questions immediately flood her mind. Among the questions of “how are we going to raise this child,” “afford the...

Understanding A1C, “The Test That Does Not Lie”

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
“I just had my AC1, no, AC something….oh, what’s it called”. It’s that 3 month test that does not lie; I think it needs to be below 7. I don’t know what that...

Type Too Diabetes?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
There was a mix of confusion and dismay on her face, denial was competing with anger as she processed what I had just said. “You have Type Too diabetes ma’am,” I declared. My...

Dos and Don’ts of Medication during Pregnancy Part II

Previously, I covered some common ailments that can be safely treated with over-the-counter medications during pregnancy. Part two is a continuation with similar information regarding several...

First-Aid Kit: For Emergencies Big & Small

Hollee McMurray
Kids will be kids. And kids get scratches and scrapes and bruises. And since we can’t wrap them all up in bubble wrap and send them out to play this holiday break, a first-aid kit will become...

Treating the Common Cold and Seasonal Allergies

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Throughout the year patients end up in their pharmacy or doctor’s office trying to determine what it is ailing them. When a patient comes into the pharmacy complaining of itchy eyes, runny...

New Year's Resolutions

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At the end of the year we look back at the past 365 days and then look forward to what we would like to be different. A lot of people make the same resolutions, wanting to lose weight, decrease...

Pregnancy Made Easy: Conclusion

Hollee McMurray
In the third and final installment of my pregnancy-made-easy series, we’ll touch on some of the smaller aids and helpful pieces of equipment you may not have thought of for improving your...

Can I Get A Little Help From My Belt?

Hollee McMurray
I know I can’t be the only one to have noticed the recent baby boom in our area. It must be something in the water. To all the happy new moms and moms-to-be I say congratulations. But, as...

Insomnia: Understanding Melatonin & Sleep Hygiene

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist

Even when we’re not at work, we’re on the clock – our biological clock, that is!

Excessive Bruising: Could Your Medications Be the Cause?

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
A decline in naturally occurring hormones, thinning hair and an increase in bodyweight are just a few of the changes that many people experience with age. Many adults also associate an increase in...

How to Decide Which Digestive Aid Is Right for You

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Do you feel bloated after eating or miserable for days ridden with gas and constipation? If you experience these or symptoms like reflux you’re not alone and may be one of the millions who...

November Is National Diabetes Month

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Diabetes is a challenging disease to live with. The chronicity of the condition is what makes it challenging to manage. Imagine having to make decisions such as what to eat, how much to eat, when...

Flu Shots

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
It’s getting to be that time of the year again. The coughs, sniffles and wheezing almost seem to be your personal soundtrack as you go about your daily activities. Everyone wants to be free...

Treating Insomnia Naturally

David Morcom, PharmD, RPh, Certified Herbal Specialist
Difficulty falling and staying asleep has become an increasingly commonplace problem in modern life with almost 20% of the adult population estimated to have some form of insomnia. Sleep is the...

Are Your Hormones to Blame?

Steven Pettit, PharmD, RPh
Weight Gain! Stress!! Hot Flashes!!! These symptoms are often thought to be simply a part of the aging process. No doubt, as women progress into menopause, symptoms such as hot flashes are seen...

The Diabetes 'Breathalyzer'

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
(University of Pittsburgh)  People living with diabetes keep track of their blood sugars using an invasive and relatively expensive method. At diagnosis, blood is drawn from the arm, involving...

Sun Safety: Your Infant and Sunscreens

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
When summer hits us (and boy, does it hit us) I get a lot of questions from new parents about sunscreen for their infants. "Can I put sunscreen on my baby?", "Which sunscreen is the best?", and...

Top 10 Sun Protection Tips

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
Here are ten good-to-know sun protection tips for you and your family

Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital may have come closer (perhaps the closest yet) to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Would someone please tell me what "exercise regularly" really means?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
We’ve heard it before and continue to hear from almost everyone, from Mom right up to the Surgeon General, “exercise regularly”! Help! Someone please de-code that for me. Evidence...

Achy Feet? Drop by Dougherty's and See the Doctor!

Hollee McMurray
Achy feet? Plantar Fasciitis? Don’t you wish there was an inexpensive way to get some relief? Sounds like a bad infomercial, doesn’t it? Alright, I’ll cut to the...

Breathing Easier with Allergies

Andy Komuves, RPh, FIACP
Spring is in the air, and with it allergies. Aside from just being annoying, the changing season can cause some serious breathing issues. Your doctor or pediatrician may write you or your child a...

The ABCs of Sunscreen (Part 2)

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
Following my first post on the ABCs of Sunscreen, here are some more important tips for being safe in the sun this summer!

The ABCs of Sunscreen (first in a series)

Noelle Leger, PharmD, RPh
I still remember my first vacation to Mexico when I was thirteen years old. Unfortunately, it isn't the fond memory of snorkeling in the clear blue waters with schools of tropical fish that first...

What is "Pre-Diabetes"? Why does it matter?

Anjani Upponi, RDN, CDE, LDN
Seems like every time you turn around someone you know is being diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Either they have been told they have impaired glucose tolerance or insulin resistance; you are not alone...

Welcome to our blog!

Andy Komuves, RPh, FIACP
We here at Dougherty’s are proud and excited to bring you our blog. Our goal is to offer you information that is relevant to you and hopefully will help improve your health, your...

Keeping Kids Healthy and Active Through the Summer

Mika Bradford, CN, CPhT
Any mom knows that as the school year comes to an end, summer will be right around the corner with sports camps, vacations and late night sleep overs. With all this activity it is easy to get...

Dougherty's Forest Park Moving!

This June Dougherty's Pharmacy Forest Park location is moving to 6090 Campbell Road, Suite 100. Our new location will be located at the Southeast corner of Campbell Road and Preston Road to better...