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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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Apr 24, 2017

Allergy Basics

Anaphylaxis = an out of control allergic reaction that can be life-threatening if medical treatment is not sought immediately
EpiPens are a first-step self-treatment in the case of a major allergic reaction or anaphylaxis.

My Allergy Testing Experience

I got 33 injections!!

Allergy testing started with a...

Episode 89 - The Eye Book By Dr. Seuss

Apr 17, 2017

The Eye Book By Dr. Seuss

A relaxing break from our eye talk, here's a favorite and fun easy-reader from my childhood.

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Apr 10, 2017

Eye Conditions (not) in ABC Order

Dry eye

48% of Americans over age 18 complain of dry eyes.  Caused by environment, genetics, health conditions, eye procedures, medications.

There are 2 reasons for dry eye:

  1. Inflammation blocks the free flow of fluid through the eye.
  2. Tear duct insufficiency - the ducts and glands don't...

Apr 3, 2017

Eye Conditions in (not) ABC Order

If something happens to your eyes that makes you want to ask the pharmacist if you should go to the doctor, the answer will most likely be "yes, go see a doctor."  Even at emergency rooms, they will treat you and make you comfortable but always tell you to follow up with your eye...