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Common Cold Treatments

Common Cold Treatments

When you get a cold, you may find yourself rushing to your local pharmacy or grocery store to get some medications to treat it. Keep reading to see what you can do to get better faster. more

Core Exercises for Runners

Core Exercises for Runners

Six pack abs may look good, but if you want a strong core to reduce the risk of low back pain, focus on the deep core muscles that don’t show. more

What Does Acid Reflux Have to Do with It?

What Does Acid Reflux Have to Do with It?

Acid reflux may be the cause of your chronic cough. more

Fighting Youth E-Cig Use

Fighting Youth E-Cig Use

E-cigarettes and vaping continue to make news headlines. more

Psoriasis: Things to Know

Psoriasis: Things to Know

Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects over 7.5 million Americans. Read on to learn everything you need to know about psoriasis. more

Strep Throat and Your Kids

Strep Throat and Your Kids

As the school year starts, it's important to learn some key facts about strep throat and how it can affect your kids. more

Want to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? You Have Options

Want to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? You Have Options

If you want to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, you have options. more

Future Treatments of Depression

Future Treatments of Depression

Here's a look at some new treatment options for depression currently under investigation. more

Preventing Dementia: Mental and Physical Activity

Preventing Dementia: Mental and Physical Activity

An agile mind and an active body with regular exercise can boost memory and reduce memory loss. more

Food May Affect Your Odor

Food May Affect Your Odor

If you have good personal hygiene but still have stinky odor, you may want to see if your diet has something to do with how you smell. more

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Healthier with MSU Health Care Pharmacy

September 30, 2022

MSU Health Care Pharmacy is proud to serve the Spartan community. We have been rated 5-stars for patients refilling their medication for cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS). Read more

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MSU Health Care Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Treatments

July 11, 2022

The MSU Health Care Pharmacy is now dispensing two vital COVID-19 treatments to both patients of MSU clinics and to members of the broader campus and local community. Read more

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National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, April 30

April 25, 2022 12am

Spring cleaning means more than just restoring the shine to floors and dusting for cobwebs. It’s also about safety, and it begins with cleaning out your medicine cabinet to remove unwanted or expired prescription medications so they don’t become a target for theft or accidentally end up in the wrong hands. Read more

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How to tell cold and flu symptoms apart

January 26, 2022

You can feel it coming on. As you grab another tissue to stifle yet another sneeze, your head is pounding, your throat feels dry and scratchy, and your nasal passages are closing in, making you sound and feel like a beached whale. But is it a cold or the flu? How can you tell? Read More

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Shots and Scripts: MSU Health Care Pharmacy helps patients navigate the pandemic

October 20, 2021

In March 2020, much of the world was put on pause due to COVID-19, including the hustle and bustle of life on Michigan State University’s campus. But for frontline health care workers, the hard work was only beginning. As the fully integrated academic health care center for the university, MSU Health Care was challenged with keeping the Spartan community safe during a pandemic, while still providing an enhanced level of care. more

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Pharmacy technicians step up to vaccinate during pandemic

June 24, 2021

While pharmacists have traditionally held the responsibility of administering shots, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout required substantially increased capacity for pharmacies. In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded vaccine training and authorizations for pharmacy staff, including qualified pharmacy technicians and interns. With millions of shots to distribute, more trained individuals would increase the efficiency and speed needed during this critical time. more

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Nutrient depletion is an often overlooked side effect of some medications

June 22, 2021

Medications are powerful tools to help manage your health, they can also come with a variety of side effects. Patients often know to look for common side effects such as drowsiness or nausea but may not be aware of how their medications can cause nutrient depletion... more

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Pharmacy can help students, their doctors to transition to on-campus learning

“We can work with students and on-campus doctors to ease the process at a time when students are often transitioning to managing their own health care,” said Christie Daiss, PharmD, MSU Health Care clinical pharmacist. “We want students to know we’re here to help.” .. more

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Why medication adherence matters for people with diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses

June 7, 2021

Taking medication according to the prescribed dose, time, and frequency is an important part of managing overall health and chronic conditions. Patients might not follow instructions on their medications for multiple reasons: they may not understand the directions, have difficulty sticking to a routine, or have many prescriptions to manage. However, the consequences of this can be dire. Poor medication adherence can lead to increased risk of disease progression, life-threatening complications, hospitalization, lower quality of life, or even death.

Common barriers to taking medications as…more

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MSU Health Care Pharmacy Accepts MSU Humana Plan

March 19, 2021

Retirees with Humana insurance do not need to transfer prescriptions from MSU Health Care Pharmacy. We accept Humana and we continue to fill 90-day prescriptions for your convenience. Plus, the MSU Humana makes it easier for us to fill your specialty medications... more

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Pharmacy

On January 21st, MSU Health Care held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open our new pharmacy location.

"MSU Pharmacies have been a vital component of the MSU community for decades. We serve MSU retirees, students, faculty, staff and other patients of MSU Health Care." - Sandra Campbell, PharmD

The new MSU Health Care Pharmacy offers a wider over-the-counter selection and several patient minded perks. Free delivery within 30 miles…more