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Realistic Goals

How to Set Realistic Resolutions After a Pandemic

With the start of a new year come new feelings of hope and encouragement. Consider the following when setting and working toward your 2021 resolutions to help increase your odds of success.

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Kicking Off New Year’s Resolutions the Right Way

Whatever your goals are for 2021, certain factors can increase your chances of success.

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Are All Thyroxines the Same?

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism or suspect you have an underactive thyroid, you will most likely need to take a medication known as levothyroxine. But are all thyroxines the same?

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Do You Need Vitamin D? And What’s the Difference Between D2 and D3?

Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to increase the risk for osteoporosis and bone fracture as well as muscle weakness. If you are confused as to what type of vitamin D is best, you are not alone.

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3 Rules for Healthy Eating

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best things you can do for your overall health and your immune function. But with all the conflicting dietary advice available, how do you know what’s truly healthy?

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6 Ways to Prevent Dementia

Healthy habits such as exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and controlling your weight are good for your physical health. They’re also good for your brain.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

COVID-19 rates are continuing to rise throughout the country, and with vaccine distribution just beginning, it’s more important than ever to take good care of your immune system.

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Grief During the Holidays

If you consider the impact 2020 has had on us, it is easy to see that grief may look and feel a bit different this holiday season. Grief has many causes, and many people may find it difficult to cope with their grief this holiday season.

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How Going Virtual Has Contributed to Body Dysmorphia

COVID-19 and the subsequent self-quarantine and social isolation can increase the symptoms of Body Dysmorphia Disorder.

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Foods That Can Support Your Mental Health

While it may be tempting to turn to comfort foods during periods of depression or anxiety, eating a diet high in beneficial nutrients has been linked to better mental well-being.

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The Simple, Free, and Easy Way to Improve Your Mental Health

With everything that is happening in the world today, it is no wonder that people are struggling with their mental health.

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An Overview of Pancreatic Cancer

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you likely have a lot of questions. Learning some basics about pancreatic cancer can give you a better understanding of what to expect from treatment.

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COVID-19 and Suicide Risk Factors

As we head into the holidays and COVID-19 rates steadily rise in many parts of the country, it’s important to be aware of suicide risk factors.

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The Secret to Surviving the Holidays During a Pandemic

The holidays are another area of our lives that have been impacted by COVID-19. If you are stressing over how to handle your holiday plans during this pandemic, you are not alone.

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4 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Regardless of your age or the severity of any risk factors, it's never too late to make healthy changes that can improve your blood sugar levels.

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How to Mentally Prepare for the Cold Months

The cold months are challenging for many people. While we can't stop winter from coming, we do have power over ourselves and how we prepare for and cope with the cold winter months.

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How Common Is ADHD as an Adult?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often thought of as a problem for children and teens. However, ADHD also affects many adults.

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5 Signs Your Child May Be Struggling With Their Mental Health

There is no denying that 2020 came through like a hurricane wrecking many things in its path. Adults aren't the only ones experiencing hardships. Children are also finding it difficult to navigate the challenges of modern-day society.

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October Marks World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day and increased advocacy for mental health awareness can help lessen the stigma associated with mental health problems.

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5 Ways To Avoid Headaches

Headaches are a common ailment that affect nearly everyone from time to time. While some headaches are only mildly annoying, others can be downright debilitating.

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6 Anti-Aging Foods That Will Keep You Looking Your Best

Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking vibrant and prevent the appearance of visible signs of aging.

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Non-COVID-19 Wintertime Viruses

Most common wintertime viruses cause mild upper and lower respiratory illnesses that are self-limited, so people with healthy immune systems can clear them within a few days or weeks without medical intervention.

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The Dangers of Poor Air Quality and How to Protect Yourself

Smoke from the California fires has drifted over much of the U.S., affecting the air quality as far away as Washington, D.C. Air pollution is associated with numerous health issues, including heart attacks, worsened asthma symptoms, and an increase in COVID-19 deaths.

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New Guidelines for Reducing Cancer Risk

Research indicates that the risk of cancer can be greatly influenced by lifestyle factors related to body weight, exercise, diet, and alcohol consumption. Learn how you might reduce your risk.

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Antivirals Zovirax (acyclovir) vs. Valtrex (valacyclovir)

Although both drugs target the same viruses, there are a few differences between them. Read on for a comparison of the two drugs.

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How Good Sleep Lowers Your Risk of Dementia

A lack of sleep can suppress the immune system, negatively impact mood and concentration and lead to serious health problems, like dementia.

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How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day?

The standard rule for water intake is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. But this may not be enough.

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How to Handle a High Medical Bill

Medical care can be expensive, especially if you have had a major illness or injury. Those without insurance coverage often struggle with medical debt. Even those who have insurance may receive a medical bill that they simply cannot afford. What should you do if you are facing a high medical bill? Here are some steps […]

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How to Eat to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Growing evidence indicates that certain dietary habits can increase or decrease a person’s risk of cancer.

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What Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Some medications are usually safe during pregnancy. Always ask your doctor before taking any drugs while pregnant.

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When to See a Doctor for an Ear Infection — and Home Remedies to Try First

Ear infections are painful, however, not every ear infection necessitates an immediate trip to your healthcare provider.

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The Latest Research on COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

The scientific community has been racing to uncover the best prevention practices and to discover new treatments for Covid-19. Here’s the latest…

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How a Stretching Routine Can Benefit Your Heart

Any form of physical activity can improve cardiovascular health. One form of physical activity that can deliver surprising cardiovascular benefits is a simple stretching routine.

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How Burnout Can Hurt Your Heart and Cause Weight Gain

Burnout is a widespread and serious problem. Research shows burnout may have more serious consequences than previously realized.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

In honor of August’s status as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, here is what you need to know about pediatric eye health.

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6 Reasons You're Feeling Nauseated

While nausea can definitely be linked to something you ate or to a virus, many causes of nausea may surprise you.

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Corticosteroids and Cardiac Risk

While corticosteroids are potentially beneficial for many health issues, it is important to be aware of potential side effects. Among other risks, they can negatively impact the cardiovascular system.

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Recent Advancements in HIV Treatment

Advancements in medicine and the establishment of HIV as a care specialty have made high quality of life with HIV a reality for many.

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How to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance

Diabetes is linked to serious health complications, including kidney disease, nerve damage, impaired wound healing, skin conditions, and eye damage. Some long-term complications of diabetes can be life-threatening.

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6 Signs That You Could Benefit from Talking to Someone

By Stacy Mosel, LMSW Talking to a counselor or therapist might not sound like your cup of tea, especially if you prefer to handle things on your own or you don’t like talking about or sharing your feelings. But everyone needs a compassionate ear sometimes. When things feel like they’re too much to handle, you […]

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4 Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies

Many of the symptoms that we associate as a natural part of the aging process—such as higher risk of heart disease and osteoporosis—are often due, at least in part, to poor nutrition.

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Prescription Acne Medication: Side Effects to Watch Out For

Many Rx acne medications are available today. Learn which acne medication side effects you need to watch out for.

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6 Reasons Teletherapy May Be a Good Fit for You

If you’re interested in counseling but you’re not sure if teletherapy is a good fit for your needs, keep reading to learn why this relatively new and innovative approach of providing mental health care could be the right choice for you.

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What Is Fatty Liver Disease?

Fatty liver disease is a relatively common condition that can progress to cirrhosis and liver cancer over time if unaddressed.

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What Happens When You Quit Eating Sugar?

Eating too much sugar is associated with insulin resistance, weight gain, high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, accelerated aging, a weakened immune system and more.

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Nutritional Needs After Menopause

Eating a healthy diet can not only help improve menopause symptoms but also reduce your risk of disease during menopause and in later years.

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Top 4 Health Tips for Men Over 50

A healthy lifestyle can help men over 50 protect their health while also lowering their risk of many common health problems. Follow these tips to stay healthy and energetic as you age.

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Why Having a Routine Is Good for Your Health

Research shows that having a consistent, regular routine can benefit both your physical and mental health. That’s especially welcome news now.

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How to Store Insulin

Insulin can lose its effectiveness if not stored correctly. Here are some insulin storage tips to keep in mind.

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6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without a Prescription

Channeling your inner aura may not only improve your outlook on life, it may also help reduce your blood pressure.

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Stressed and Tired due to Coronavirus? How to Protect Your Mental Health

Anxiety over coronavirus can manifest in myriad ways. Many people are experiencing symptoms such as insomnia, difficulty concentrating, changes in appetite, and lower energy levels.

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How to Support Loved Ones Working the Front Lines During COVID-19

Every shift, our front line and essential workers risk their lives and the lives of their families to help their community and their fellow human beings. These workers face unrelenting and daunting tasks each day and jeopardize their physical, mental, and emotional health.

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How Worldwide Shutdowns Affect Drug Shortages and the International Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in numerous ways, including disrupting the supply of some medications.

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The 5 Most Common Memorial Day Medical Mishaps (and How to Prepare)

Memorial Day celebrations might look a little different this year as we attempt to integrate festivity and social distancing. However, some aspects of the summer holiday will remain constant.

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

With the emergence of COVID-19, many people across the country are finding themselves dealing with increased emotional and mental distress.

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Sleep-Related Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep during the current pandemic, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffered from insomnia prior to the onset of the pandemic, and the current climate is likely increasing the number of people who are having difficulty sleeping.

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Post-Baby Pharmacy Secrets: A Mother’s Day Special

There are little known secrets hidden at your local pharmacy that can help mom’s get post-baby recovered.

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What You Need to Know About the April 2020 Zantac Recall

The FDA recalled all ranitidine drugs, including popular heartburn medication Zantac. Here’s what you need to know.

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Do I Need a Statin?

Statins represent one of the most commonly prescribed medication categories in the U.S., but do you need to be taking one?

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What’s This Pill? How Pill Identifiers Work

Not sure what the stray pill is that you found on the floor? Wondering what was in that old prescription bottle? Use the ScriptSave WellRx pill identifier to quickly and easily identify unknown medications.

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Vitamins and Minerals: What to Know Before Taking

One-third of all Americans take dietary supplements including Multivitamins and Minerals, and the use of supplements has been steadily increasing.

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How to Improve Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The changes and uncertainty that come with COVID-19 have caused an increase in stress for many people. Stress can negatively impact your life in various ways.

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COVID-19 Family Health Activities

Many of us are working from home while also managing our children’s educations, attempting to maintain previous levels of productivity while simultaneously managing our anxieties.

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What Pharmacies Are Doing During the Crisis

To support the community during such a vulnerable time, pharmacies have taken measures to ensure that patients get the care they need.

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Your Immune System and Eating Habits

If you’re interested in strengthening your immune system, you may need to change your eating habits. Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is essential.

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Mental Health — Connecting with Friends and Family During Social Distancing

If you are alone during this time, take advantage of the benefits that technology offers to help you stay connected and to help maintain your mental health.

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Free Virtual Conferencing Platforms

With so many of us are either laid off, furloughed, or working from home, here’s a list of free virtual conferencing tools to help you stay connected.

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Out of Work and Health Insurance Coverage?

If you lose your employer-based health insurance coverage, you may consider enrolling in a spouse’s or domestic partner’s plan. However, if this is not an option for you, you still have other choices.

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Paleo Diet vs. Keto

While they may be similar, the paleo and the keto diets are different in nature. However, each diet can be adapted to meet your needs.

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How to Watch Your Weight During a Quarantine

While it may be tempting to abandon good habits until you’re able to leave the house again, maintaining a healthy routine can help bring a sense of normalcy to uncertain times.

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What Is Neuropathy and What Causes It?

One of the most commonly experienced forms of neuropathy is peripheral neuropathy, which primarily affects the hands and feet. Learn more.

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Generic Viagra or Cialis?

When it comes to medications to treat erectile dysfunction, Viagra and Cialis are the consistent brand leaders. These medications were traditionally only available at extraordinarily high prices.

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Getting Prescription Medications During the Coronavirus Crisis

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, there are concerns about accessing Rx medications while minimizing Coronavirus exposure. Here’s what you should know.

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Prescription Drugs Being Tested to Treat Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Researchers are looking at existing Rx drugs as potential treatments for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Common Medicines That Dry Out Your Skin

One of the most obnoxious medication side effects is skin dryness. This loss of hydration can cause pesky symptoms such as skin flaking, itching, tightness, or burning. Read on to learn more about which medications can cause skin dryness and how to manage this symptom.

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How To Break A Fever

A fever is your body’s natural response to infection. Learn how to safely break a fever at home.

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Should You Be Taking Vitamin D?

Chronic deficiency in vitamin D can manifest as certain undesirable symptoms, such as fatigue, muscle soreness, bone pain, and even depression.

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Can You Take Ibuprofen with Zoloft? Potential Interactions and Risks

Zoloft can interact with other drugs, including ibuprofen. Learn about the dangers of taking Zoloft and ibuprofen together.

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What to Know About Coronavirus

While the number of illnesses and deaths from influenza remains high, there is news that the fast-spreading Wuhan Coronavirus is hitting the U.S.

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Can I Fill a Prescription in a Different State?

If you’re away from home and realize you’re going to run out of your prescription, you can get it filled in whatever state you’re in – here’s how.

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6 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a serious condition, but it can be treated. Here are 6 ways you can safely lower your blood pressure.

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Naproxen vs. Ibuprofen: Which Pain Reliever Should You Choose?

Naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil) are two common over-the-counter pain relievers. Find out the differences between them and which you should choose.

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25 Years and $10 Billion in Prescription Savings

More than $10 billion dollars of savings, as the company marks its Silver Anniversary with the release of a brand new module that can assist patients with their grocery choices and find healthier alternatives.

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Your Medications and Marijuana

With the growing legalization of marijuana, which has been approved for recreational use in 10 states and for medical use in 33 states, there’s naturally a lot of buzz around the medical benefits. Emerging research suggests it may be a safer substitute for opioids to treat pain. But what about potential drug interactions?

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Patient Education: Fighting Fake News

When it comes to health information on the internet, many patients are no longer sure what to believe. As important, patients often don’t know how to apply what they have read. As a healthcare provider, you have the opportunity to help patients navigate through the vast variety of  online health information.

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No Blank Script: Walmart Announces Tighter Controls for Opioid Prescriptions

Walmart issued a press release to announce the pending introduction (within 60 days) of new restrictions on how it will fill prescriptions for opioid medications. These new initiatives will apply to all Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States and Puerto Rico.

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10 Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

Health mishaps happen. Whether it’s a twisted ankle on the stairs or something as serious as chest pains, having the appropriate medical supplies on hand help you stay prepared.

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CVS Supporting Go Red for Women 2018

For many women there are other factors for heart disease and stroke that you can’t control that may not even be on your radar. Your love life, a strong family history, race, and increasing age are all on the list of contributing factors.

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Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Ready, a public service campaign designed to educate and empower citizens to prepare for emergencies such as natural and man-made disasters, proclaims September to be National Preparedness Month (NPM). In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and in anticipation of Hurricane Irma, you may be wondering how to go about preparing for such events. This is especially important to consider if you have a chronic disease or condition.

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ScriptSave Partners with VUCA Health to Provide Prescription-Specific Videos to ScriptSave® WellRx Members

VUCA Health announced today that ScriptSave, a provider of prescription savings solutions and decision support tools helping close the gaps in prescription coverage, will employ its on-demand medication video library to improve medication information and drive better care outcomes for ScriptSave WellRx members.

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February is American Heart Month

February has been designated as American Heart Month to raise awareness about heart disease and how people can prevent it — both at home and in the community. It’s a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.

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What’s In A Name? Brand Name vs. Generic

A brand name medication is the original product developed and researched by the manufacturing drug company. Before a new medication can go on the market, the drug company has to put it through rigorous testing to prove that the drug is effective and safe for human use. This can be a long and expensive process. Some drugs are in testing for years or even decades before getting approved.

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Some Quick Tips for Avoiding Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of good cheer and family gatherings, but they can offer plenty of reasons to be stressed out — the gifts still need wrapping, the office party invites, and maybe the biggest — the family. Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Taking steps to prevent the stress and depression can prevent problems ahead of the holidays.

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The Latest News on Statins

If you’re over 40, your doctor may talk with you about adding a statin to prevent heart disease. Statins (like Crestor, Zocor and Lipitor) are a class of medications that lower cholesterol levels. The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a government-backed group that establishes health recommendations, is now suggesting that statins be used for the primary prevention of heart disease in adults.

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Safety Study on Arthritis Drug Celebrex Surprises Heart Doctors

If you struggle with arthritis pain, chances are you’ve tried a variety of anti-inflammatory medications for pain relief. While drugs falling into the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory category (NSAIDs) can help, they often come with gastrointestinal side effects. A major 10-year study has shown that Celebrex (generic name, Celecoxib) may not have the same side effects of […]

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IBS or IBD? Similar but Different

Unlike IBD, IBS isn’t classified as a true disease. Instead it’s known as a “functional disorder.” This means that the symptoms don’t have an identifiable cause. Contrary to popular belief, IBS isn’t a psychological condition. IBS has physical symptoms, but there is no known cause.

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ADHD Treatment

There’s no known cure for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a common disorder that often starts in childhood, but is sometimes not diagnosed until adulthood. It is important for parents to remember that ADHD can be successfully managed. There are many treatment options, so parents should work closely with everyone involved in the child’s life—healthcare providers, therapists, teachers, and family members.
For children 6 years of age and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends both behavior therapy and medication as good options, preferably both together. For young children (under 6 years of age) with ADHD, behavior therapy is recommended as the first line of treatment, before medication is tried. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring of whether and how much the treatment helps the child’s behavior, and making changes as needed along the way. You can learn more

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Finding Trusted Health Information on the Internet

Have you ever found yourself Googling your symptoms when you are sick? A few clicks later and you find yourself absorbing information that correlates with your symptoms and you have convinced yourself that you have this condition and only months to live? I have realized that Googling your symptoms when you are ill is a

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