Can Some Medicines Cause Sun Sensitivity?

Continuing Series: Questions From ConsumersYes, certain drugs may cause high sensitivity to sunlight (also called photosensitivity). It is also important to note that not every person who uses sun-sensitive drugs has a reaction. There are two main types of negative effects: Photoallergy occurs when UV sunlight causes a structural change in the medicine put on your skin. The reaction usually includes an eczema-like rash,…

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Hay Fever: What You Never Knew

In the past year, over 25 million people were diagnosed with hay fever, which is an allergic reaction to pollens and other irritants in the air. What Triggers Hay Fever? The number one cause is pollen. It sets off  Other triggers may include:DustMoldBugsPetsHow Can I Reduce the Symptoms? Here are some steps you can take to reduce your hay…

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Humidifier Benefits: Defeat Dry Winter Air

As temperatures drop, we all know it’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, your heating system may significantly dry the air in your home, which can aggravate your skin, sinuses, and throats. Not only is that uncomfortable, it can leave you vulnerable during cold and flu season. A room humidifier can provide numerous health and beauty…

GERD, 3 Tips For Avoiding It At Thanksgiving

When you think about Thanksgiving, delicious food and family probably come to mind.  But people who suffer from gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) may only think about what they can do to avoid foods that will make their acid reflux symptoms worse–burning sensations in the chest, pain, and regurgitation. Suffering from heartburn and indigestion is no…

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4 Ways to Help Your Local Food Bank

Tens of thousands of families, especially as we get closer to the holidays, rely on their local Food Banks for wholesome meals. So, it’s not too early to start going through your supplies for “healthy” canned goods to donate, or even make a special trip to the grocery store for your local Food Bank. Unfortunately, many families can’t afford to…

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Maximize Fall Fitness

The first day of autumn is September 23, 2015. Like spring, fall offers the perfect time to exercise outdoors and make fitness a priority. Here are some great tips to help you get started:Commit for 21 days  – Try making a commitment to at least one healthy habit for 21 days. Some ideas include: cooking for yourself, going to…

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Can I Get a Discount on Vaccines With My Rx Discount Card?

Continuing Series: Questions from Consumers…In short—yes; our Prescription Discount Card can be used to save money on vaccines, in addition to thousands of brand name and generic prescriptions.  For families with children heading back to school, vaccinations may be a requirement. According to the CDC, elementary school children are sick an average of 8 to 12 times each…

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4 Ways to Eat More Fruit This Summer

Summer is a great time to start eating more fruit—many are at the height of their season. According to the USDA, most people should try to eat at least 1.5 or 2 cups of fruit daily.  For the best deals, visit a bulk food store or go for frozen fruits.  To incorporate more fruit into your diet this summer,…

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Keeping Your Child Safe In and Around Water

Warm weather is here and kids of all ages are jumping into pools, and swimming in nearby lakes and oceans. Before you let your kids take a splash in the water, remember that even small pools may be dangerous. The chances are small, but it only takes a second for a child to inhale water and risk drowning. Consider these…

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What is Hay Fever?

In 2012, over 17 million people, children and adults, were diagnosed with hay fever in the United States. Hay fever, also known as rhinitis, is an allergic disorder in which the immune system flares up in reaction to pollens and other irritants in the air. Triggers of RhinitisIf you have allergic rhinitis, pollen may be your worst enemy. High pollen counts…

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