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Managing Homocysteine Levels for Better Health

Vitamin B
Homocysteine is an amino acid that plays a key role in important methylation processes. If it isn't processed correctly and builds up, it can cause cardiovascular issues. Learn a little more about how it works and how you can help keep your levels under control.
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Lessons Learned from Browntail Moth Seasons

Browntail Moth Caterpillar on Leaf
Since we compound medications that help with pain and itching from the rash, we hear a lot of patient stories. We are in the unique position of being able to gauge, to a certain extent, the community health impact. We’d like to share some things we’ve learned over the years.
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Introducing Andrew Gray, PharmD

Andrew Gray, PharmD
We are happy to introduce you to our new partner and pharmacist, Andrew Gray, PharmD. You may have already spoken to him and, if so, you already know that he’s a great addition to the Coastal Family!
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Tools to Fight Osteoporosis

Calcium Rich Foods
There's more to osteoporosis prevention than drinking more milk or popping a calcium tablet. Calcium supplementation has long been the main focus of bone health regimens. There are other elements, however, that are necessary for maintaining optimal skeletal support. Find out what makes up a well-rounded anti-osteoporosis plan.
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COVID-19: How to Prepare for the Emerging Threat

Sick Woman with Tissue and Cold Remedies
While we may not have a natural immunity to COVID-19 specifically, it is possible to improve our immune potential should exposure prove inevitable.
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BDNF: A Powerful Protein for Brain Health

Transparent Brain in Doctor's Hands
A protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may improve your brain's adaptability to change. Learn about what it is and how to promote its production.
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A Chat with Joe Lorello, RPh

Joe Lorello, RPh and Coastal Principal
Joe has been a staple in the Portland pharmacy scene for over 40 years. Many people know him by his easy-going nature, kind patience, and countless entertaining stories. He's had many decades-long relationships with patients who may not know more about him than that. We thought we'd give you a little more dirt. 
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Gluten-Free Treat Recipes from Small Biz Saturday

Cranberry Almond Biscotti
The treats we served on Small Business Saturday were a huge hit, with many people requesting the recipes. We decided we'd share them with everyone. Bon appetit!
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The Reason for the Season (Cold and Flu Season)

Sick family sitting on couch.
The holiday season brings cheer to millions and we tend to celebrate with wild abandon. We often pay for all of that celebrating with a new year cold. Joel shares why this is and some prevention tips.
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A Chat with Our New Wellness Specialist, Courtney Maiorino

Courtney Maiorino
If you have visited our store since August, you have probably seen our new wellness specialist, Courtney Maiorino. We appreciate the special role our wellness specialists play in your health. You want to know about the people who guide you. It is our pleasure to introduce you to Courtney.
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