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Pharmacy opens Wellness Center

July 10, 1998

photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer

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Pharmacy opens wellness centerBy MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer

Most people only see their pharmacist when they're sick, but the Home Care Pharmacy wants to change all that.

A new Wellness Store concept has been introduced at the E.J. Fennel Building at 324 E. Antietam St.

"There's a lot of information out there and we are looking to provide good, reliable information about health care," said Sue Higgins, pharmacist/manager at Home Care.

One service available through the new program is drug depletion and interaction information.

"For example, a diabetic medication can deplete chromium and some antibiotics can cause diarrhea," Higgins said, noting there are supplements that can correct those problems.

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The new services will also include:




HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Optimal nutrient analysis: from a brief health assessment questionnaire, pharmacists can provide a report detailing a person's ideal nutrition intake levels.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* " NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="BOTTOM"> Comparative nutrient analysis: by completing a food diary, as well as basic health information, pharmacists can provide a more thorough nutrition analysis and offer individual counseling.

With the help of a comprehensive computer database, trained pharmacists at Home Care can provide consumers with the latest information and help them make appropriate decisions.

The pharmacy has also increased its range of all natural vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs and aroma therapy supplies.

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