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How to Spot Depression in Children

How to Spot Depression in Children

In kids and teens, severe depression is a real risk to health and well-being. Learn how to spot the signs of depression in your child. more

Glaucoma: Everything You Need to Know

Glaucoma: Everything You Need to Know

Around half of the people who have glaucoma do not even know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more

Detoxes & Cleanses: What Are They and Do They Work?

Detoxes & Cleanses: What Are They and Do They Work?

Cleanses and detox diets may sound healthy, but do they really work? more

Do You Tell Your Doctor the Truth?

Do You Tell Your Doctor the Truth?

If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study. more

Chickenpox FAQ

Chickenpox FAQ

Diseases like chickenpox can bring up a lot of questions. The answers to some of the most common chickenpox-related questions are below. more

Muscles that Support the Back

Muscles that Support the Back

The wide range of motion for the spine would not be possible without the muscles that support the back. more

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: What You Need to Know

You've probably seen hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in sci-fi movies, but did you know it's a real-life medical treatment? more

For American Heart Month, Say No to Heart Disease

For American Heart Month, Say No to Heart Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. But you can say no to heart disease by learning about the condition and taking steps to improve your heart health. more

Biking: For Fun, for Work, for Your Heart

Riding your bike regularly — whether it's for the wind in your face or to get to work — may help keep your heart healthy, two new studies found. more

Non-Contact Thermometers: What You Need to Know

Non-Contact Thermometers: What You Need to Know

As businesses and individuals have begun taking extra precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic, non-contact thermometers have become more common. Here's what you need to know about these devices. more

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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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