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Kimberly Hoff Pharm D, BCPS, BCACP, CDE

My name is Kimberly Hoff. Currently, I am a Walgreens clinical advisor for MTM and health testing along with prn positions for independent pharmacy in Kirkwood and hospital pharmacy in Troy. I

Bugs

Bugs

Bugs, bugs, bugs, everywhere there are bugs. Lice, scabies, ticks, and mosquitos all infect humans in unique ways. Lice or Pediculosis Capitis is responsible for millions of infections yearly in the United States. Lice are approximately 3 mm in length, wingless, unable to fly or jump, spread in times of …

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TICKS AND MOSQUITOS

TICKS AND MOSQUITOS

Vector borne diseases result in approximately one million deaths annually. Vector-borne diseases include flies, ticks, and mosquitos. These arthropods transmit viruses, bacteria, and spirochetes resulting in diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue, Colorado Tick Fever, Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis, Tularemia, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, and Lyme Disease. …

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Burns

Burns

Burns are optimally treated upon thorough assessment. Assessment entails evaluating cause, depth, area, complications, and associated medical conditions. With complete assessment, burn victims will be treated effectively. Causes of burns can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or radiation. Depth of burns can be first degree, second degree, third degree, or fourth …

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Tread or Float

For the last 14 years I have had the honor of witnessing people journey through some of the most difficult times of their lives to emerge as happier, healthier and whole people. As a mental health therapist I fulfill multiple roles on a daily basis; teacher, healer, helper, educator, coach, …

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OBESITY

OBESITY

Obesity is excessive accumulation of fat. It is determined based on body mass index. Thus BMI < 18.5 are underweight, 18.5-24.5 are normal, 25-29.9 are overweight, and > 30 is obese.? Current rates depict 1 in every 7 children are obese, tripling from 1980. Obesity prevalence is approximately 70% in …

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KIDNEY STONES

Kidney Stone

Kidney functions in multiple ways.  They work to balance fluids, solutes, and electrolytes.  In addition, the renal system is responsible for blood pressure regulation and hormonal production.  The kidney is composed of one million nephrons, each with glomerulus and tubules, including proximal, loop of henle, distal tubule, and collecting duct.  …

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SPORT’S SUPPLEMENTATION

SPORT’S SUPPLEMENTATION

Supplementation is significant in many situations.  Below are a few of the beneficial  supplements and their  indications.  This summary provides the necessary information in understanding these nutritional aids. Creatinine is essential for energy.  It is an amino-acid like substance found in muscles, brain, and testis.  It is used to transfer …

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EXERCISE HOW TO EXERCISE CORRECTLY?

EXERCISE HOW TO EXERCISE CORRECTLY?

Exercise is planned activity. Exercise comes in variable types, for example, aerobic, anaerobic, flexible, and balance programs.  Regardless of the variations, exercise benefits are shared.  Exercise reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, eases anxiety, enhances mood elevation, improves cardiovascular and pulmonary function, regulates blood glucose levels to prevent diabetes development, slows …

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SODIUM – FRIEND OR FOE

SODIUM FRIEND OR FOE

Sodium imbalances exist with fluid changes.  Two imbalances include hyponatremia or low sodium and hypernatremia or high sodium.  How much is enough?   Sodium is an abundant extracellular ion.  Normal values are 135-145 mEq/L.  In order to maintain homeostasis at these levels, around < 1.5 -2 grams of sodium are recommended …

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HIV

HIV St. Louis

AIDS is a chronic disease.  Secondary to effective treatment, life expectancy has increased resulting in longer quality improved lives.  In fact, the CDC promotes the 90-90-90 goal, explaining 90% HIV infected are diagnosed and identified, 90% diagnosed are on treatment, and 90% treated are virologically suppressed by 2020. These goal …

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