Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
No Vitamin D to be had from the sun here in NC today, but the rest of the week is looking good. Have a good week, everyone!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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Contact your members of Congress to have them correct language that could limit patient access to compounded medications!
Millions of Americans have unique health care needs that off-the-shelf prescription medications cannot meet. For them, personalized medication solutions—mixed safely by trained, licensed pharmacists—are the only option to achieve the desired health care outcome.
Last summer we successfully lobbied the House of Representatives to change language grouping compounding pharmacists in the same category as manufacturers. Unfortunately, in the recently passed health care and budget reconciliation measure, H.R.4872, the language was changed and reverted back to the original language of “manufacturing” to include compounding by pharmacists. In other words, this language (included in the physician’s “sunshine” provisions of the bill) would include the practice of pharmacy compounding under the definition of manufacturing and could subject the practice to an entirely new regulatory administration. This could have a direct impact on what compounders must do to comply with the law and could limit patient access to compounded medication.
We urge you to contact your federal legislators (both House and Senate Representatives) and ask them to reverse their decision. Please insist that they exclude the practice of compounding from the definition of manufacturing.
The Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress and virtually every major association of health care professionals and patient advocates recognize the value of compounding as an integral component of contemporary pharmacy practice. These pharmacists work with physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose health care needs are not met by manufactured medications.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Included in the pack were two coupons for free cartons of Yoplait's Greek Yogurt, so off to the store to pick up my samples for tasting. There are four flavours available, and I chose strawberry and a honey vanilla.
I took the strawberry flavour (along with several spoons) to my Quick Fit class at the Y and asked several of the ladies to try it out and tell me what they did or didn't like about it. Three of my "fitness mates" tried it out, and all three loved it. Comments included: "Oh, good, the strawberries are already mixed in", "sweet, rich flavour", "very smooth, not chalky like some yogurts". I loved it----and I will be honest to tell you I am not a huge yogurt fan. I often find yogurt "chalky" or watery, but this Greek yogurt was rich, smooth, and flavourful.
I am as I type this snacking on the honey vanilla flavour. I opened it up and it does need to be stirred to be mixed, but it's worth the effort. I generally shy away from vanilla as it's often bland, but this tastes like a french vanilla pudding. When I bought it, I thought if it was too bland I would dress it up with either a banana or perhaps some cinnamon (not both), but on it's own it tastes great. I am definitely going to stock up on this stuff next trip to the grocery store--it's a good snack for me when I get home from the gym or when I have "quiet time" in the afternoon.
I'm taking this nutritional information directly from the honey/vanilla flavour carton:
Calories 130, total carbs 19g, sugars 18g, protein 12g. It's fat free, and the label says it has 2x the protein of the leading yogurt.
The best news is (drum roll please)-----I have a gift pack to give away to one of my blog readers! Included in the pack are all the items you see in the photo above: a towel wrap, loofah, bath sponges and brushes, slippers, and two coupons ---each for a free carton of Yoplait Greek Yogurt in the flavour(s) of your choice.
All you need to do to be entered for a chance to win is leave me a comment below, telling me what you currently do for your "inner goddess" (or inner god for my male readers!). The contest will end on Sunday, March 28 at midnight Eastern time. I will then use a Google random number picker to choose the winner, and the package will be shipped to you directly from the nice folks at Blogspark.
OK, everyone, get busy thinking about what you do for your inner goddess---for me, take your pick, it's knitting, exercising, or meditating! Have a great weekend, and don't forget to enter!
I (think) I'm comfortable announcing it is finally spring here in NC----the temperatures are going to hit 70 today and 75 tomorrow, the birds are chirping, I hear the sounds of golf bags being hoisted into car trunks---yep, definitely spring! I would be out right now taking a walk around my development if I weren't nursing a bit of tendonitis (I think that's what it is) in my right ankle---went to deep water aerobics today to get in a workout. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Finally, a spring like day in NC----I'm so looking forward to getting out for a walk (good for my bones, and even more importantly, good for my spririt!) Have a great weekend, everyone!