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HVP January 2020

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Page 4 of 35 n Hudson Valley Parent 5 HVP: How do pharmacists work with doctors? Jared: Pharmacists work hand- in-hand with medical profession- als. Be sure to look for pharmacies where the pharmacist is accessible and knowledgeable. At Dedrick's, all prescriptions are checked for dosages and possible interactions with other medications being taken. We're happy to answer any questions you might have about your wellness and medical care, prescription and otherwise. HVP: In addition to the pharma- cy's services, what other offerings F rom over the counter to pre- scription remedies and more, Dedrick's Pharmacy & Gift Shop in New Paltz has what your family needs for health and wellness. Jared Nekos, pharmacist and owner, has shared his insights with us on stay- ing healthy, year-round. HVP: What's the best way to avoid winter colds? Jared: Prevention can go a long way in deterring the onset of a cold. One of the best ways to deter spreading and contracting germs is through good hygiene. Kids and their parents should wash their hands often and cough and sneeze into their sleeve. Also, don't share drinks or utensils with other people. HVP: There are so many over the counter options, available to treat a cold. How do I know which one is best for me and my kids? Jared: All those choices can make it difficult to know which ones are right for your situation. To be sure you're getting the right products, whether they're medicinal or not, talk with your pharmacist about the type of symptom-relief that's needed, proper dosage amounts of the med- ication, potential side-effects and possible drug interactions. HVP: What about natural prod- ucts? Should I be aware of safety concerns with them? Jared: Even natural products can have potential interactions. If you have questions about how they might affect you or your child, talk with your pharmacist. does Dedrick's have? Jared: Our full-service pharmacy is a great place for health products and advice, but the store's gift shop also contributes to people's quality of life. From toys and apparel for adults, kids and babies, to greeting cards, candles and more, we're here to provide for your health and well- ness needs. Jared Nekos is a trained phar- macist and the owner of Dedrick's Pharmacy & Gift Shop, 190 Main St., New Paltz, 845-255-0310, dedricks- Turn to your local pharmacy for good health, year round Follow these top tips to for your family's wellness Jared Nekos, pharmacist and owner of Dedrick's Pharmacy & Gift Shop in New Paltz, and the shop's other pharmacists help customers stay healthy with wellness plans created for them.

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