While it is common knowledge that a physical fitness program is good for your health, many folks still find it difficult to find time to exercise. Although work, school and other activities can take much of your free time, it is important to fit more physical activity into your daily routine! Whether you take a stroll during your lunch break or take the stairs rather than the elevator, you’ll be surprised how much more exercise you can do with just a little motivation! Read on to find out about the 4 top physical and mental health benefits of exercise: Continue reading
While a nutritional diet and regular exercise is essential for your well-being, a good night of sleep is equally as important for your health! Unfortunately, due to hectic work and school schedules, many people have been getting less sleep than ever before. Before you decide to stay up late to watch television, check out these top 5 reasons why sleep is important for your health: Continue reading
An annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the influenza virus each year. Since the flu season can start as early as October and last as late as May, you should get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available each fall! Here is everything that you need to know about getting an annual flu shot: Continue reading
Your throat is hurting, your nose is running, you can’t stop sneezing — there’s no denying that you’re sick. But is it just a common cold, or is it something more serious? We’ve put together a guide on how to tell if you have the common cold or the flu. Continue reading
Have you been wanting to lose weight but have no idea where to start? We can help! Weight loss has incredible health benefits, and we want to help you reach a number that makes you smile when you step on the scale. Here are 5 quick and simple weight loss tips to follow to reach your goal weight: Continue reading
At Mac’s LTC Pharmacy Solutions, we are excited to introduce Katie Kiser, our monthly Employee Spotlight! Katie is our Nursing Services Consultant; she identifies issues and develops solutions while providing consultation services. Originally from the historic town of Knoxville, Tennessee, she brings her very own southern charm to work.
Pharmacogenomics, known as the study of how human genes affect a person’s response to medication, blends pharmacology (the study of drugs) with genomics (the study of genes and their functions). This combination aids in the development of safe, effective medication therapy and doses that are tailored to each individual’s genetic makeup. Medicine is not “one size fits all,” and it is difficult to predict who may benefit from specific medicine, who will not respond, or who may experience adverse side effects.
Meet Gary Runyon, this week’s employee spotlight! Gary is a hard-working pharmacist, and a great addition to the Mac’s LTC team! Accumulating over 15 years of pharmacy experience, from clinical to community, he began his career in Nashville, Tennessee as a technician in 2003. After just a few weeks as a technician, Gary knew that he wanted to become a pharmacist.
Mental health is a key factor in a person’s overall health and wellbeing – without a positive mentality, you cannot be truly healthy. According to the WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to her or his community. Poor mental health is also linked to various health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, heart disease, and stroke. There are several simple ways to improve your mental health to boost your mentality and improve your overall wellbeing:
Mac’s LTC Pharmacy Solutions is excited to feature Morgan Honeycutt in our Employee Spotlight! Originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, Morgan graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cellular Molecular Biology, and later received a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In addition to completing his doctorate, Morgan’s three top highlights are following Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, marrying his wife, Jamie, the birth of their children