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Understanding Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics studies how your genes affect your response to drugs. In some cases, your genes can determine whether you might have adverse effects to a drug, or could tell whether this drug is effective for you. It is a very rapidly expanding part of precision medicine, which aims to customize health care, with decisions and treatments tailored to each individual in every way possible.

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Choosing the Right Pharmacy

You may not be aware of it, but receiving your prescription medications (at a reputable pharmacy) involves a set protocol to ensure that each individual dose meets its standard of safety and quality.

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Herpes Zoster vaccine

Herpes Zoster is the communicable disease, which causes by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Some people, such as people who have age of 50 and above, are at greater risk than the others to have this disease.

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There are more benefits of vitamin D than you know!

Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is common, and is defined as a lower than normal vitamin D level. This a problem, because the body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium and for other important jobs.

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