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EastPoint Endorsement: Health Park Pharmacy

Every month, we’ll suggest a product or place that we feel could make your EastPoint experience even better. Excellent health is a team effort, and the more well-rounded your healthcare is, the happier you’ll be — we’re just here to point you in the right direction.

With the boom of such national companies as Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid, local, independently owned pharmacies are harder to come by.

Health Park Pharmacy

This is the entrance to Health Park Pharmacy. The company opened in 2006 and is a part of the American Institute of Healthcare & Fitness.

As nice as large chains can be, they can lack the care, attention and personalities of smaller institutions.

Luckily, for residents of the Triangle, Health Park Pharmacy is here to meet healthcare needs in a prompt and friendly manner.

“Our goal has been to foster a strong relationship with our patients and providers to reach a common goal of improving our patients’ health,” says Steve Adkins, the owner and manager of Health Park Pharmacy. “We are a small staff, but each one is there to serve our customers.”

Here are five reasons why we endorse Health Park Pharmacy:
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Video of the week: Amputee bride receives early wedding gift

Weddings are normally a time for celebration, but Tina Byrd — with the help of a local bridal salon — has a lot more to celebrate than just her impending nuptials.

Byrd, a resident of Asheboro, N.C., unexpectedly lost her legs five years ago in a car accident.

Despite her injuries, Byrd has kept an upbeat attitude and “hasn’t let anything stop her from living life to the fullest,” according to Liz Crawford of WFMY News 2. The Greensboro, N.C., station has been following Byrd’s story since her accident.

And Janet Duncan, the owner of Bridal Mart in Burlington, N.C., has been watching.

When Byrd became engaged to fiancé Kenny Sasser in February, Duncan knew she needed to help. She reached out to Byrd and offered her a wedding dress for a discounted rate. As for any alterations, they will be made to the dress for free.
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Naki’o becomes first dog to receive four prosthetic limbs

Give the dog a bone — and a new set of paws.

Naki'o

Naki’o shows off his prostheses. The two-year-old red heeler mix is the first dog to receive four prosthetic limbs. Photo credit: REUTERS/Rick Wilking

That’s what Naki’o, a 2-year-old red heeler mix, needed when found two years ago in a foreclosed Nebraskan home. Frozen standing in a puddle, Naki’o received severe frostbite and lost his paws, a part of his tail and a part of his nose as a result.

A Puppy’s Voice, an organization that saves dogs from high-kill shelters, rescued Naki’o and his litter mates, and the injured pup caught the eye of veterinary technician Christie Pace.

“When I got him, he was 8 weeks, 4 pounds, and he was missing patches of fur because he had mange. But he was just such a happy guy,” says Pace, who adopted Naki’o after reading his story online. Pace changed his name from “Stubby” to “Naki’o,” which is Hawaiian for “puddles.”
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