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Sugar Substitutes: Do They Help You Lose Weight?

Sugar Substitutes: Do They Help You Lose Weight?

Questions persist about sugar substitutes' effect on weight—understand the research. more

Anatomy of the Joints

Anatomy of the Joints

Before you can understand the causes of and treatments for arthritis, it is helpful to know more about your joints. more

Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer

Indoor Tanning and Skin Cancer

Beware of health claims promoted by the indoor tanning industry. In reality there are few benefits if any and tanning devices dramatically increase the risk for skin cancer. more

How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

How to Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

Traveler’s diarrhea can ruin your travels. Learn how to avoid it, and treat it, if it happens to you. more

Treatment of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Treatment of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Emergency treatment of a hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling bleeding, blood pressure, and pressure in the brain. more

The Life Cycle of Mood Disorders

The Life Cycle of Mood Disorders

Mood disorders most often surface by the age of 30, but they can occur at any age. Learn how depression and bipolar disorder progress and change over time. more

Homeopathic Products: Are They Safe?

Homeopathic Products: Are They Safe?

Poorly manufactured homeopathic products can sometimes pose health risks, according to a new statement from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). more

Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Persistent depressive disorder is a form of chronic depression that is milder than major depression. If left untreated it can develop into major depression. more

Honey: Medicinal Properties

Honey: Medicinal Properties

Find out if honey belongs not just in the pantry but in your medicine cabinet as well. more

Eggs: Health Benefits

Eggs: Health Benefits

Recent research exonerates eggs, suggesting they may even be good for your heart. more


Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

May 21, 2024

There's no better way to enjoy the summer than to get outside in the sun. But it's important to keep sun safety in mind while you're enjoying the heat. Read more.


Tips for a Stress-Free Summer

May 15, 2024

Summer isn't only about swimming and vacations — it can be a stressful time for many people. If you are stressed this summer, try these five tips. Read more.


Preventing Lyme Disease

April 26, 2024

Have you heard about the bug-borne disease that can last for months or years and infects hundreds of thousands of Americans annually? It's called Lyme disease. Read more.


Know Your Asthma Triggers

April 22, 2024

Knowing your asthma triggers is the first step in avoiding them. It's important to know what triggers your asthma to help you avoid asthma attacks. Read more.


Something in the Air: Spring Allergies

April 5, 2024

The arrival of warm weather and the end of winter is something many look forward to. But for some, the changing of the season can mean troublesome spring allergies. Read more


What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

April 4, 2024

What's in your medicine cabinet? Did your items make our top nine?

Here are nine products to consider stocking in your medicine cabinet to keep yourself and your family healthy. Read more.


Medicines and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

March 4, 2024

Pregnancy is a very special time in a woman's life. However, because some medications are safe during pregnancy and others are not, it can also be a confusing time. Read more.


8 Tips to Prevent Medication Errors

February 6, 2024

Unfortunately, medication errors occur relatively often — and they can harm you and your family. The good news is there are ways to avoid medication errors.

By following these eight safety tips, you can help prevent medication errors at home and keep yourself and your family safe. Read more.


Sick with the Flu? Here's What to Do Next

February 5, 2024

In all the chaos surrounding COVID-19, the flu may be easy to forget — until you start feeling sick. Here's what you should do if you get the flu. Read more.


Medications and Behind-the-Wheel Safety

February 2, 2024

Many people are not aware that their prescription medications can impair their ability to drive safely. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness can be dangerous on the road. Read more.


Tips to Prevent the Common Cold

January 31, 2024

Cold and flu season is here, but that doesn't have to mean you or your family will get sick. Outsmart germs with these simple strategies. Read more.


Specialty medications for neurological prescriptions available

January 26, 2024

The MSU Health Care Pharmacy offers numerous specialty medications for neurological conditions such as epilepsy, migraines, and multiple sclerosis, MS. Read More

MSU Health Care Pharmacy to Extend Hours Beginning January 8, 2024

December 14, 2023

In a commitment to providing enhanced and accessible health care services, MSU Health Care Pharmacy is excited to announce the expansion of its operating hours, effective January 8, 2024. Read more.

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MSU Health Care Pharmacy Secures Specialty Medication Accreditation

May 23, 2023

MSU Health Care Pharmacy has been awarded a specialty accreditation that will enable the pharmacy to dispense specialty medication for patients with various rare health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, anemia from chronic kidney disease or cancer chemotherapy, and psoriasis. Read more.


National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, April 22

April 21, 2023 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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