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The Pharmacist Answers Podcast

Your health is probably one of the most important things to you.  Yet it can be one of the most complicated things to understand.  Our bodies are meant to work a certain way, but when they don't, we may never be 100% sure why or what to do about it - even after seeing a healthcare professional.

The Pharmacist Answers Podcast is hosted by Cynthia Hendrix, PharmD.  On the Podcast, you can learn the basics of body parts and organ groups, get a glimpse of how disease processes work, and learn some practical steps to take in your own flesh and blood relationships with healthcare providers.

Everyone's health story is different.  No one is truly a "textbook case".  You need someone who sees your uniqueness and help you gain the knowledge and confidence to have conversations, ask questions, and make decisions that are right for YOU!

*The Podcast started out as live conversations on Periscope.

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Jul 25, 2016

Skin 101

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.

It has 3 jobs: Protection, Regulation, Sensation

Natural complexions are being viewed as more beautiful than a "tan".

3 Layers

  • Epidermis (above skin) - waterproof, gives you your color, the layer we see
  • Dermis-Epidermis junction - a protein layer containing...

Jul 18, 2016

Alopecia - hair falls out in the same area all at one time.  Kind of like crop circles.

3 Stages of the Hair Follicle life cycle

- Anagen phase - active phase, cells are multiplying, hair is growing

- Catagen phase - resting phase, "cat nap"

- Telogen phase - shedding phase

Hair thickness is determined by 2 things: the...

Jul 11, 2016


If you live in a modernized country, the food that you eat will give you more than enough of the vitamins you need, because you have access to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, plus tons of food products are fortified with vitamins.  So rarely is someone deficient in a whole bunch of vitamins all at...

Jul 6, 2016

Key Words

  • Keratin = a fibrous protein that cells make when they are about to die.
  • Cornification = the process of a cell filling up with Keratin and becoming hard.
  • Follicle = the hole in the skin where they hair grows out
  • Melanin = a protein that adds color to cells of the body (most familiar because they help skin...