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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.

The Future of Medicine: Genetic Testing to Tailor Your Treatment Plan

The common belief used to be that your family health history was your health destiny. Genetic testing can provide insights into lifestyle changes that can lead you to a different destiny. Advances in genomics have revealed a greater story about how genes affect health. Learn more about that story and how it can help you achieve greater health.

Preparing Your Child for Getting Back to School

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Preparing kids for back to school requires more than just a shopping trip or two. Vaccinations, physician visits and mental preparation top the list. We cover the key things to cover when preparing for the school year.

Assuring Quality in the Coastal Compounding Lab

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Coastal takes quality very seriously in its compounding lab. From constant testing and equipment validation to the dedication of our lab technicians and pharmacists, we are committed to providing you with the high-quality pharmaceuticals you need. In this month’s compounding corner, we outline key processes we use to make this happen.

3 Steps to Handling Your Child's Medication at School

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The easiest way to handle medication administration, is to arrange for dosing to fall outside of school hours. Sometimes that’s not possible. In that case, here are three tips on how to handle it smoothly.

Custom Veterinary Medication Through Compounding

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Just like us, pets can have special medication needs that cannot be addressed with mass-produced pharmaceuticals. Custom compounded medication can address special needs in ways such as creating custom dosage levels for animals of various sizes, using preferred flavors like tuna for cats, concentrating liquids to distribute in a small amount for birds, creating drugs that have been discontinued by a manufacturer, or using alternate ingredients when allergies exist. Learn more about your options!

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. 

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.

Everyday Health: Hormone Balance

Making Decisions on Hormone Balance
Hormone balance is different for every woman. While some women can tolerate minor imbalances, others need intervention to bring their levels back to a comfortable level. In this article, Carrie addresses the following tools that can aid in getting you back on the road to healthy and happy. 
  • Lifestyle change
  • Stress management
  • Natural options for relief
  • Hormone therapy
  • When you know your options, you can direct your own healthy change. 

    Essential Summer Products

    Summer Vacation Suitcase
    It's summer in Maine!!! Time for vacations, sun, and fun. Whether you're on the beach, trail or sitting in your backyard, we have the products that will help make your summer more enjoyable. Here are our top picks for the season.