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Health Literacy: Starting a Conversation with Your Pharmacist

Everyone knows the basics of staying healthy: eat right, exercise and get enough sleep. But when it comes to the medications we take every day, we often don’t understand how they work or interact with our bodies. In fact, the CDC reports that nine out of 10 adults struggle to understand and use health information when it is unfamiliar, complex or jargon-filled. October is Health Literacy Month, making it a great time to speak with your pharmacist to better understand their recommendations and make more informed health decisions as a patient. Here are three thought-starters for these conversations:More...

Health at Every Age

Taking care of your body and your mind should be a priority, no matter what season of life you’re in. September is Healthy Aging Month  a great time to check in on your health and think about ways to maintain a high quality of life as the years fly by.

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Stay Safe All Summer

Between bug bites, dehydration and sunburn, the sting of summer can take a toll on your body. By understanding the risk factors and common treatments for these concerns, you can help your family steer clear of itchy, dehydrated or sunburnt nights this summer. More...

How to Beat Allergy Season

If it feels like your allergies are hitting you harder than ever, you’re not alone.  Some research suggests that warmer temperatures and higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are creating more intense and longer allergy seasons, in some cases lasting up to 27 days longer than just ten years ago. If you’re suffering right now, you may be allergic to grass pollen, as its peak season is May through August. Follow these tips to help alleviate your symptoms now, and throughout the year. More...

Here’s to your Health – Exercise Inspiration that Goes Beyond the Waistline

Everyone knows that exercise is important when it comes to health. Unfortunately, only slightly more than 20 percent of adults meet the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. The CDC recommends that adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination. More...

2018 Prescription Drug Trends

For many people, the New Year represents a fresh start and new beginnings. But a cloud of uncertainty still looms over the healthcare industry, and it’s more important than ever to understand the factors that could impact the cost of care for you and your family. Here are a few trends to keep in mind heading into 2018. More...

3 Tips to Keep in Mind During Diabetes Awareness Month

Although Type 2 Diabetes is completely preventable, the rate of adults affected by the disease continues to grow. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 100 million adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Nearly one in four adults living with diabetes don’t know they have the condition, which can lead to other negative health complications. More...

Celebrating 2017 Advancements in Breast Cancer Research

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize the scientists working to find innovative detection and treatment options for the one in eight women who will develop this pervasive disease. This has been a banner year for breast cancer research, with scientists making noteworthy progress in understanding the breast cancer risk factors, as well as developing new lab and imaging tests. More...