Author: Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness Staff

Our staff specialties range from pharmaceuticals to nutritional health and wellness, to sports nutrition. We are here to share that knowledge. If we don't know immediately, we'll find out. Stop into the pharmacy or nutritional health and wellness department to ask questions relating to your specific needs, or send us an email.

A Success Story from Joel

This week, Joel shared details of a phone call with us that we just had to share with you. It reinforced why we do what we do and why we encourage you to keep pursuing treatments until you find what works. We hope you'll find this success story as encouraging as we did. 
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Essential Seasonal Wellness Advice from Area Specialists

Snowshoeing on a Lake with Mountains
If you were to rate the seasons by the level of health challenges they present, winter would be a perfect 10. It's cold, it's dark, no one wants to exercise, we want comfort food and extra fat to stay warm, and the holidays? To say winter seasonal wellness is a challenge would be a major understatement. We've reached out to our expert friends for advice and share it with you here.
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Acetaminophen for Emotional Pain? Consider Your Options

For those who found themselves listening to the NPR Morning Edition this morning, there was an interesting discussion regarding a potential connection between acetaminophen use (brand name: Tylenol) and reducing the pain of hurt feelings. They reported on research that indicates acetaminophen can not only reduce physical pain but has the potential to reduce mental pain as well. We’d like to offer some additional insight into relieving the pain of social rejection through this common over-the-counter medication and offer some alternatives.
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Coastal’s Moving to 29 Marginal Way!

We're moving!
We’re excited to announce that Coastal will be moving down the street in December! Why the move? Our current lease expires at the end of 2017 and, due to renovations required for our compounding lab, it's the perfect time to make a move and start a new space from scratch. We'll be opening at the new location - 29 Marginal Way - on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stay tuned for updates!
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Andropause: What It Is and What You Can Do About “Male Menopause”

Andropause is a collection of symptoms attributed to a gradual decline in testosterone levels including fatigue, mood changes, lowered libido and erectile dysfunction. Although a natural part of aging, there are ways to reduce the effect of those symptoms. Educating yourself on treatment options in tandem with guidance from an experienced health practitioner is key to managing this transition smoothly.
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Practicing Sun Safety: It’s Time Mainers Take it Seriously

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Maine is among the states that rank highest in U.S. melanoma deaths and our melanoma incidence rate is higher than both California and Florida! Luckily, it's one cancer that can be prevented and detected relatively easily. Catching the tumor early is the key to less invasive treatment and ultimate survival. Another key is taking the threat seriously and by taking precautions to avoid it in the first place. This article addresses detection, prevention, UV index guidelines, and links to some helpful resources. 
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Your Guide to Yoga in Portland, Maine

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Yoga is one of the best activities you can practice for sound mind and body. Starting a practice may be a bit intimidating, however. There are so many studios and yoga styles available that it can become one of those "ugh...I'll figure it out later" types of tasks. We thought we'd help you kick start your practice by describing some common styles of yoga along with a list of Portland studios, their primary yoga types, drop-in rates and new student offers.
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Compounding for Custom Tailored Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy should not be approached with a “one size fits all” mentality. Some women respond much better when a hormone therapy formula is developed specifically for their body and hormone levels. Pharmaceutical compounding with bioidentical hormones (hormones biochemically identical to those produced by the human body) is a great way to break free from traditional mass-produced hormone therapy by tailoring the medication to a woman’s specific needs.
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