3 Basic Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
The holiday season is just around the corner, which means you may be more stressed than usual. This may put you in a not-so-cheery mood and can cause others around you to become stressed as well. Lucky for you, we have some tips and tricks about how to manage your stress for the holidays!3 Basic Tips for Managing Holiday Stress
Medication Therapy Management: What Is It?
Managing your medications can be a daunting task, especially if you are taking a variety of medications for multiple health conditions. That’s why our pharmacy team here at Village Discount Drugs provides medication therapy management as an extra pharmacy service. Our goal is to help you better manage your medications so you can live a healthier life with less stress. Here’s everything you need to know about our medication therapy management service and how you may benefit from it.Medication Therapy Management: What Is It?
Everything You Need to Know About Flu Season
Influenza, or flu, viruses are detected in the United States year-round, but they tend to circulate much more prominently during the fall and winter months. This time of year is known as flu season. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the flu and flu season this year.Everything You Need to Know About Flu Season
Antibiotics: The Importance of Compliance and Antimicrobial Resistance
Antibiotics are an essential part of treatment for many infections and can save lives, but any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and contribute to the development of antibiotic resistance. In U.S. doctors’ offices and emergency departments, at least 28% of antibiotic courses prescribed each year are unnecessary, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority. (1) Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections by either killing the bacteria or making it difficult for the bacteria to grow and multiply.Antibiotics: The Importance of Compliance and Antimicrobial Resistance
6 Best Exercises for Heart Health
Staying active with regular exercise is important for keeping your body and heart healthy and reducing chances of heart disease. All movement is good movement, but if you want to keep your heart healthy and strong, you need to exercise intentionally with a consistent workout schedule. Here are some of the best exercises for heart health that you should start including in your regular workout schedule.6 Best Exercises for Heart Health
The Early Signs of Diabetes
Diabetes is a long-term health condition that affects your body’s ability to turn food into energy. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body has insulin resistance, which results in your pancreas producing extra insulin; however, over time it is unable to keep up. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause too much sugar in the bloodstream. Many of the typical early signs of diabetes are easy to ignore, and one in five people with diabetes don’t know they have it. That’s why you should keep a close eye out for the following early signs of diabetes.The Early Signs of Diabetes
Struggling With Mental Health? You’re Not Alone!
Many people around the world struggle with their mental health and although some individuals struggle more than others, resulting in a mental health disorder (1), it all ties into our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.(2) Our mental health affects the way we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others.Struggling With Mental Health? You’re Not Alone!
10 Best Stress Management Activities and How They Help
Stress can have a lot of effects on your body, from tense muscles to digestive problems to anxiety and more. It can be difficult to know what to do to relieve stress. That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of the best stress management activities that you can try out to experience relief from the stress you’re feeling.10 Best Stress Management Activities and How They Help
Top 9 Weight Loss Tips for Men
Many men struggle with losing weight, especially as they get older. While there are a lot of weight loss programs and products out there, sometimes the best way to lose weight and keep it off is by making simple changes to your lifestyle. If you are a man trying to lose a few pounds, try following these weight loss tips for men for effective, long-lasting weight loss.Top 9 Weight Loss Tips for Men
Flu Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know
Flu season is almost here and let’s face it — no one has time for sniffles and coughs. Save yourself the time and suffering. You have the power to protect yourself and the ones you love from influenza and as your trusted health resource, we are here to help you do just that. Here is everything you need to know about getting vaccinated against the flu:Flu Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know
How to Treat Sun Damaged Skin
The biggest contributor to skin damage is the sun. While the sun’s rays may feel good, too much time in the sun can cause a lot of damage over the years. When the sun’s UV rays hit unprotected skin, they cause changes at the cellular level that can lead to premature aging and even skin cancer. The most common signs of sun damage are dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and a rough skin texture. While you can never completely reverse these skin changes, there are some treatments that can help undo some of the damage. If you’re wondering how to treat sun damaged skin, take a look at the following treatments.How to Treat Sun Damaged Skin
How to Rejuvenate Your Body: Top 7 Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally & Safely
Our bodies are exposed to harmful chemicals every day in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment we live in. Because of this, it’s important to help your body get rid of toxins that may disrupt its normal activity. There are a number of detox products out there, but there are also a lot of things you can do to cleanse and rejuvenate your body naturally. Find out how to detox your body naturally and safely with the following tips.How to Rejuvenate Your Body: Top 7 Ways to Detox Your Body Naturally & Safely
Myths About Medications
With so many available resources online now, misconceptions about medications are becoming more and more common. But taking medication can be an important part of your overall health, and having the correct information is extremely important to keep you safe and healthy. Here are some of the top myths about medications, and the facts that debunk these myths:Myths About Medications
Top 7 Chronic Diseases in America
It is likely that you or someone you know has suffered from some type of chronic disease. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, or cancer, are more common than one might think and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.Top 7 Chronic Diseases in America
Combating 7 of the Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies
For most, having a healthy lifestyle is a top priority. Eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are often the first things people think of when looking to make positive lifestyle changes. However, many people who are active and eat well can still be missing out on certain nutrients without realizing it.Combating 7 of the Most Common Nutrient Deficiencies
Women’s Health: Hormones 101
What are Hormones? ¹ Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers that travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Endocrine glands, which are a special group of cells, make your hormones. The major endocrine glands are pituitary, thymus, thyroid, adrenal, and pancreas. Additionally, women produce hormones in their ovaries. Hormones are very powerful and affect many different aspects of your life, including:Women’s Health: Hormones 101
Become a Healthier You with Better Sleep
We all love getting a good night’s rest, but have you considered sleep as an essential factor in your physical and mental health? While sleep is vital for a person’s well-being, many of us struggle to fall asleep when our head hits the pillow or wake up without getting any quality sleep. This struggle can leave us feeling tired during the day.Become a Healthier You with Better Sleep
Blood Pressure & The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers
When your heart pumps blood through your arteries, the blood puts pressure on the artery walls which is what is known as blood pressure. Arteries then carry the blood from your heart throughout your body.¹ Blood pressure does fluctuate throughout the day, but having unusual high or low blood pressure can negatively affect your health in the long run which is why it’s important to know and understand your blood pressure numbers.Blood Pressure & The Importance of Knowing Your Numbers
When the Weather Outside is Frightful…Stay Fit and Stay Safe!
Staying active in the winter can be difficult, but it’s often easy to come up with excuses to not exercise — there’s snow on the ground, it’s too wet to run, you don’t have a gym membership. Luckily, there is so much you can do in the winter months to stay active besides running or going to a gym. Whether your winter has rain, snow, or sunshine in the forecast, here are some ideas for different workouts and physical activities that you can do during the winter, along with some great safety tips!When the Weather Outside is Frightful…Stay Fit and Stay Safe!
Until There’s Type “None” …Know the Signs of Type 1
Almost everyone has heard of diabetes, but not everyone fully understands what being diagnosed with diabetes means. Diabetes is a serious health condition that has two main types, type 1 and type 2. While type 2 diabetes is often caused by insulin resistance and can usually be prevented, type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune response and cannot be prevented. There is currently no cure for type 1 diabetes, so people living with the condition are dependent on insulin injections to manage their blood sugar levels each and every day.Until There’s Type “None” …Know the Signs of Type 1
IF YOU ARE 65 OR OLDER, YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS ASAP
Are you 65 years of age or older and looking for a new or updated Medicare Part D plan? Are you unsure of where to start or how to review your plan? Maybe you’ve heard of a Part D plan but are unsure of what it is? A Medicare Part D plan covers prescription drug costs, both generic and brand name, for those 65 years or older. These plans can — and should —be reviewed each year during the open enrollment period, which takes place every year from October 15 to December 7. We’ve put together some basic information here, and our team at your local pharmacy can answer any questions you may have about choosing the perfect plan to fit your needs.IF YOU ARE 65 OR OLDER, YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS ASAP
THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE FLU? THINK AGAIN
Kids are heading back to school, fall is almost here (along with everything pumpkin), and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to start talking about flu season again. The flu virus doesn’t usually start circulating until the end of the year, but it’s important to get vaccinated in the fall to give your body time to learn how to fight off the disease if exposed.THINK YOU KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE FLU? THINK AGAIN
THE 5WS AND 1H OF VACCINES
Vaccines are in the news now more than ever, with COVID-19 shining a spotlight on the importance of immunizations in preventing the spread of disease. But in recent years, there has also been more resistance than in years past against getting vaccinated. Between the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting normal vaccination schedules and the growing fear and misinformation surrounding many, if not all, vaccines, society has taken one step forward in innovation…and two steps back in community inoculation. To continue protecting ourselves and our communities, let’s take a moment to understand the 5Ws (and 1H!) of vaccines.THE 5WS AND 1H OF VACCINES
Sunburns and Poison Plants and Bugs – OH MY! Tips to Enjoy Summer Safely
We all love when the weather warms up and the sun is out most of the day — it can mean camping trips, hiking, family vacations, hitting the beach, or so may other fun outdoor activities. When you and your family are heading outdoors, it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the dangers of summer, including sun exposure, poison plants, and bugs. Following these simple tips can mean that your summer fun doesn’t end in unwanted body pains.Sunburns and Poison Plants and Bugs – OH MY! Tips to Enjoy Summer Safely
WE ALL AGE - HERE'S HOW TO AGE IN A HEALTHY WAY
Many factors influence how we age, and whether it’s in a healthy way. Unfortunately, some of these (such as genetics) are out of our control. The good news? Other factors — such as exercise and physical activity, a healthy diet, going to the doctor regularly, staying up to date on vaccines, taking your medications as prescribed, and taking care of our mental health — are all within our reach.WE ALL AGE - HERE'S HOW TO AGE IN A HEALTHY WAY
KIDS' HEALTH STARTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health has been in the spotlight more than ever. We have seen the impacts of changing routines, limiting activities, and avoiding socialization, and this is especially true in children. As things begin to get back on track, it’s important to keep kids’ positive mental health as a priority so that the next generation can thrive.KIDS' HEALTH STARTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH
Med Safety Tips for the Whole Family (Even Four-Legged Members)
Pharmacy has come a long way from its origins, and it keeps evolving. New medicines are developed, and new uses are found for older medicines; more people are using meds to treat and even prevent diseases – and insurances have expanded coverage on many prescriptions. That’s all amazing…but it also means that there’s more medications out there, and more medications means more chances for having an adverse drug event (ADE). ¹Med Safety Tips for the Whole Family (Even Four-Legged Members)
Your Immunization Questions—Answered
Immunizations: They help keep us healthy and protect us from contracting preventable diseases. However, many people don’t know what how vaccines work or why they should get vaccinated. We’ll answer the most common immunization questions to help you understand the science behind vaccinations and the importance of staying up to date.Your Immunization Questions—Answered
There are NO Signs of High Cholesterol — How do I Manage It?
Cholesterol has a bad reputation, but it is in fact a necessary part of how your body functions. The concern with cholesterol comes when there’s too much of it, especially the bad type of it – it can raise your risk of heart disease and stroke, both leading causes of death in the United States.There are NO Signs of High Cholesterol — How do I Manage It?