Wellness your monthly newsletter - October 2012
Sidestep the Flu

Sidestep the Flu  

At one time or another, nearly everyone has experienced a bout with the flu. Caused by the influenza virus the flu affects the nose, throat and lungs. Someone sickened with the flu can easily transmit it to another person by coughing or sneezing

Protection is the key to staying healthy during flu season as your neighborhood Walgreens pharmacy team can provide some helpful information to help you understand:

Find a Walgreens pharmacist near you to learn more.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Health Corner TV

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Health Corner® TV 

Researchers estimate 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take some time to learn about breast cancer and how to protect your loved ones and yourself.

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Choose Your Medicare Part D Plan by December 7

Choose Your Medicare Part D Plan by December 7 

Medicare Part D provides prescription drug coverage for those eligible for Medicare through private companies. The annual election period runs from October 15 to December 7. So unless you're turning 65, this is your only chance to enroll or switch plans for the upcoming year.

Walgreens is a preferred pharmacy for hundreds of Medicare Part D networks across the country. We've provided plans for you to compare so you'll easily find the drug coverage you need and the savings you want. Read these resources to learn more about this important program:

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Keep Moving with Strong Bones and Healthy Joints - Health Corner TV

Keep Moving with Strong Bones and Healthy Joints - Health Corner® TV 

The bones and joints in your body provide mobility, support and protection. Learn how to keep your framework strong and healthy during National Bone & Joint Health Awareness week, October 12-20. These resources will help to keep moving:

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NEW! Stay Well Blog: Fibromyalgia

NEW! Stay Well Blog: Fibromyalgia 

Understand the most common symptoms and the questions to ask if you suspect fibromyalgia over other conditions.

Recipes Corner
Pharmacist FAQ

 Fall in to the season with these delicious pumpkin-based recipes.

Pumpkin Pecan Squares Crab and Pumpkin Bisque

Q: How can I tell if I have the flu or a cold?

A: The flu (influenza) and the common cold are infections caused by viruses that develop in the airways. While they tend to have similar symptoms, there are notable differences:

  • A common cold typically starts with a sore throat. A few days later, most people develop a cough and runny nose. People who have a cold usually do not develop a fever or muscle aches. A cold usually lasts about a week.

Continue reading in our Health Encyclopedia »

Q: I'm allergic to eggs and can't get a flu shot. How can I avoid getting the flu?

A: Because the flu shot and the nasal flu vaccine contain egg, the shot shouldn't be administered to anyone with an allergy to eggs. Certain antiviral prescription medications; however, may help prevent the flu.

Continue reading in our Health Encyclopedia »

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Medicare Part D Enrollment. Choose the right plan for you.

Medicare Part D Enrollment

The Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Period runs from October 15 to December 7. We can help you make sense of the drug plan benefits before you enroll.

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