What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to mistakenly attack healthy tissue. It’s estimated that about 1.5 million people in America have been diagnosed with lupus, with about 16,000 new cases each year.The cause of lupus is still a mystery. It is speculated that it develops in response to a combination of factors both…

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Picture Hunger – Noel, 23

To get a free Prescription Discount Card benefitting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, download, print, email, or have a card mailed to you here. Every time you save on your prescriptions, we make a donation to help provide meals for people like Noel and her family. 

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Special Profile: Watertree Health® Couple Helps Grant a Wish

Since our national Prescription Assistance Program benefitting Make-A-Wish® rolled out in November 2014, it has been embraced by our “Service Reps”. We call our team “Service Reps” because they are truly servicing their communities—helping their neighbors afford their medications while also helping grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in their local area.Two very special…

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5 Sore Throat Remedies

We’re all familiar with a sore throat –the swollen glands, slight pain when you cough or swallow, and difficulty talking. Follow these 5 simple remedies during the first signs of these symptoms and you may significantly reduce the number of days you suffer from a sore throat:Prevent dehydration.Particularly drinking enough hot fluids, such as tea or soup, may…

The Flu: 4 Common Questions Answered

Just like the holidays, flu season comes once a year. And with it, ads for flu shots at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, and local clinic. You should know that this vaccine only protects against the influenza viruses that research has indicated will be most common during the upcoming season. So, it is possible you will get the flu even if you get…

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Are You at Risk for COPD?

Maybe you’ve seen the commercials, or perhaps you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also referred to as COPD. It is commonly used as an umbrella term for emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and bronchitis. COPD is an incurable lung condition that restricts airways and can worsen over time. Some of its many symptoms include: coughing, wheezing, phlegm, and shortness of breath. In…

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Thank You Family Caregivers

There are home health care professionals; however, if you look after an elderly relative or a loved one with a medical condition, you’re a caregiver as well. You should know that giving yourself to others physically, mentally, and spiritually can sometimes take a toll on your own personal health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s important to give yourself and…

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What’s the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Also known as, “diabetes mellitus”, diabetes affects over 29 million people, or nearly 10% of the U.S. population. According to the CDC, 8 million of that 29 million are undiagnosed. Also, there is the misperception that those affected with diabetes have brought it upon themselves simply by living an unhealthy lifestyle…

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Why You Should Grow A Mustache This Month

Prostate cancer statistics are staggering. Every year, over 200,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed, and almost 30,000 men die from it. It’s the second most deadly cancer affecting men in the U.S.This November, we challenge our male readers to become a “Mo Bro” by participating in The Movember Foundation’s “Movember.” The campaign aims to “change the…

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3 Essential Supplements For Your Mental Health

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about supplements that can help your mental health, but can they help you and which ones should you choose? Not all labels state their benefits or purpose, and it’s often unclear which version to purchase. Below are three supplements considered important for your brain (and the rest of your body) that we suggest…

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