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Tips to Protect Your Liver

Your liver works hard to protect your health. It’s a rugged, strong organ. But certain things—like alcohol, drugs, viruses and excessive weight—can damage it. You may not even realize when your liver is struggling, because liver disease usually has no symptoms until...

Get Your Flu Shot

Getting the flu shot can reduce the risk that you will get the flu. Getting the flu shot may ease the symptoms, too, if you catch this nasty virus. There is a wide variety of vaccines: -The nasal spray is quick, easy and better yet, painless. You sniff and...

What is arthritis?

What is arthritis ? Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Most people consider arthritis a natural part of aging, however, not all older individuals develop arthritis. There are two distinct types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis....

Engineering New Tissues and Organs

Fixing Flawed Body Parts How can you mend a broken heart ? Or repair a damaged liver, kidney, or knee ? NIH-funded scientists are exploring innovative ways to fix faulty organs and tissues or even grow new ones. This type of research is called tissue engineering....

Protect Your Hearing

Sounds surround us. We enjoy many of them — like music, birdsong, and conversations with friends. But loud or long-lasting noises—from motors, power tools, and even headphones — can permanently damage your hearing. Take steps to protect your ears from harmful noises....

Do You Have Back Pain?

Is your back hurting ? You’re in good company. In any 3-month period, about 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. has at least one day of back pain, mostly in the lower back. The back is a complicated structure. Its center is the spine, which is made up of 33 bones called...

A1c Diabetes Tests at Philipsburg Pharmacy

Philipsburg Pharmacy in St Maarten offers the A1c Diabetes test for clients in addition to the regular glucose test we currently offer. This A1c test will give you your average glucose level over the last 2 months time period. The hemoglobin A1c test is an important...

Pharmacy on Wheels Home Delivery

Philipsburg Pharmacy offers a Pharmacy on Wheels service to Philipsburg and surroundings to our customers. (Philipsburg is Free, surroundings $3.00) No more driving in heavy traffic in St Maarten, no more waiting at the pharmacy, convenient to all that have no...

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

People with diabetes have a problem with blood sugar. Their blood sugar, or blood glucose, can climb too high. Having high levels of sugar in your blood can cause a lot of trouble. Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, amputations, and other serious...

How Sugars and Sweeteners Affect Your Health

Most of us love sweet foods and drinks. But after that short burst of sweetness, you may worry about how sweets affect your waistline and your overall health. Is sugar really bad for us? How about artificial or low-calorie sweeteners? What have scientists learned...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Most children get restless, rowdy, or distracted at times. That’s all part of being a kid. But some kids have such trouble paying attention, staying focused, and finishing tasks that it interferes with their schoolwork, home life, and friendships. These...

CDC Advice on Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with -a sick person’s blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen) -objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected body fluids...