In the United States, the average life expectancy for men is 76 years. The leading causes of death for men are heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory disease, cerebrovascular disease, and accidents. While heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, more than half of all deaths from heart disease are among men. Therefore, it's important to focus on the key risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and smoking.
If you are 35 or older, have your cholesterol checked regularly with a blood test. High cholesterol increases your chance of heart disease, stroke, and poor circulation. Talk to your doctor about having your cholesterol checked starting at age 20 if:
- You use tobacco.
- You are overweight or obese.
- You have diabetes or high blood pressure.
- You have a history of heart disease or blocked arteries.
- A man in your family had a heart attack before age 50 or a woman, before age 60.
It's National Immunization Month!
When you need a customized form of medication, be it capsules, creams, ointments, or troches, Gibson Pharmacy in Athens can help. We create specialty formulations, flavors, and dosages to ensure you get the best results from your medication.
Our adherence packaging is designed to help you take the right medications at the right time - giving you one less thing to worry about. When you sign up for our program our pharmacist will personally evaluate all of your prescriptions and consult with your doctor to develop a personalized weekly dosage pack.
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Avoid illness with our high-quality immunization services. Our pharmacists provide this service every weekday. The types of vaccines we provide include influenza, hepatitis A and B, meningitis, pneumonia, and varicella.
600 S Palestine St
Athens, TX 75751-3323
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