Flu Season is Here

What is the flu? Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a very contagious respiratory disease caused by the human influenza virus. There are two main types of flu: Type A flu virus has many sub-types, and can infect both humans and animals. Because type A flu virus is constantly changing, it is responsible for global flu outbreaks that have killed millions of people such as Spanish Flu in (1918-1920) and Swine Flu (2009-2010). Unlike type A, type B flu viruses only infects humans. Together, type A and B viruses cause seasonal flu epidemics each year. When is the flu season? Although flu viruses are active year round, they peak during fall and winter. It takes about 2 weeks for flu vaccines to

News Releases: McNabb earns NCPA Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award

BOSTON, Mass. (Oct. 7, 2018) — Benjamin McNabb, PharmD, owner of Love Oak Pharmacy in Eastland, Texas, was honored with the 2018 NCPA Innovation Center Outstanding Adherence Practitioner Award in recognition of his commitment to improving medication adherence. The award is sponsored by PrescribeWellness and was presented at the recent NCPA 2018 Annual Convention in Boston. "Ben McNabb's dedication to improving patient outcomes is obvious in his efforts to help them manage their medications," said NCPA President David Smith, RPh. "He is spreading the word about the importance of medication adherence and is innovative and forward-looking. The programs implemented at Love Oak Pharmacy have re

How To Make A Balloon Tree

Supplies Needed: 2x4 lumber and other smaller scrap wood Concrete pillar forms 2 and 3 inch screws Painter's brown drop paper Spray can expanding foam Brown spray paint Brown rope twine Balloons of various sizes and shades Bamboo cane or dowel rods Step One: form your structure Use your 2x4s and other scrap lumber to form your tree. Start with a solid base and makes sure to add enough cross bracing to ensure structural stability. As you design the tree, place concrete pillar forms around the lower 2x4 frame to give the tree a more substantial and realistic look. Step Two: add tree trunk texture First, take a roll of brown painter's paper, crush and give it texture, twist it until it achieves

Rip Fest 2018!

Ben and Heather had a fun time creating the all new Love Oak parade float for Rip Fest 2018! Rip Fest takes place every first Saturday of October in Eastland, Tx. People from all around the world come to celebrate the legend of Old Rip. Our Love Oak float was a lot of work..... but it was awesome to see all the smiling faces when it joined the procession of local community spirit! Kids loved Lovey "the heart"! Lovey is our new Love Oak mascot. It was so cute seeing all the kids run up to give Lovey a hug. We love making people smile, because laughter and smiling is the best medicine! Texas Tech School of Pharmacy joined in on the fun! They helped us with the Rip Fest Health Fair, where they

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