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CVS/pharmacy® Teams Up with Tom Brady and Gets Unreal
 
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A staring contest at a CVS/pharmacy® with NFL superstar Tom Brady, and a delicious new candy with no artificial stuff: see how CVS/pharmacy® gets Unreal.
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What are the symptoms of pneumonia?
 
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It can be difficult to tell the difference between viral and bacterial pneumonia What you should know: •The most common symptoms include greenish or yellow mucus, fever, chills, stabbing chest pain, and shortness of breath •Drink plenty of fluids •Treatment depends on cause Related Videos: •Children and medicine, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/8D0EC2BDAD62811B •Questions to ask your Pharmacist, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/395739CF2712C87F Related Health Articles: •Pneumonia Roughly 60,000 people die of pneumonia each year -- and together with influenza, they rank as the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States...Read More: http://bit.ly/djXZUp •Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine helps protect against severe infections due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. This bacteria frequently causes meningitis and pneumonia in older adults and those with chronic illnesses...Read More: http://bit.ly/cMoyJr Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. There are many symptoms associated with pneumonia. The most common include a cough with greenish or yellow mucus; bloody sputum on occasion, fever with shaking chills, sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse with deep breathing or coughing, rapid, shallow breathing, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms include headache; excessive sweating and clammy skin; loss of appetite; excessive fatigue; and confusion, especially in the elderly. Treatment of pneumonia depends on whether the cause is related to bacteria or a virus. If the cause is bacterial, the goal is to cure the infection with antibiotics. If the cause is viral, antibiotics will NOT be effective, but sometimes antiviral medication may be prescribed. It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between viral and bacterial pneumonia, so antibiotics are often prescribed. Many people can be treated with antibiotics at home. When at home, be sure to follow these steps: drink plenty of fluids to help loosen your chest congestion and bring up phlegm; get lots of rest; control your fever with aspirin or acetaminophen but DO NOT give aspirin to children. If you have an underlying chronic disease, severe symptoms, or low oxygen levels, you will likely require hospitalization for intravenous antibiotics and oxygen therapy. Infants and the elderly are more commonly admitted for treatment of pneumonia. When in the hospital, respiratory treatments may be necessary. Occasionally, steroid medications may be used to decrease wheezing if there is an underlying lung disease such as asthma. I hope this helps you understand pneumonia and how it's treated. If you have any questions at all, talk to a CVS pharmacist or MinuteClinic nurse practitioner. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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How do I know when I'm ovulating?
 
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If youre trying to get pregnant, there are several ways to know when youre ovulating What you should know: •The calendar method estimates fertile days •Ovulation predictor kit detects a surge of LH •Fertility Monitor can identify days of low, high and peak fertility Related Videos: •All Reproductive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/567E587DA9764A5E Related Health Articles: •Pre-Natal Vitamins In general, most prenatal supplements contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard adult multivitamin. Cooking food in cast iron will increase the amount of iron in your food considerably, and eating iron-rich foods ...Read More: http://bit.ly/b8teK5 •Top Fertility Myths Myth 1: Infertility is almost always a woman's problem. Here's a look at the top modern infertility myths... Read More: http://bit.ly/9FW72t •Detecting Ovulation It can be tricky to figure out when you're ovulating and even trickier knowing how to time intercourse. Your peak fertile time occurs during the two or three days immediately before ovulation, but fertilization can occur up to 12 to 24 hours afterwards... Read More: http://bit.ly/d672JS Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Fertility Scope Your Personal Ovulation Test $39.99 http://bit.ly/cc5Aq5 Transcript Hi, I'm Kenisha Carr and I'm a CVS pharmacist. If you're trying to get pregnant, there are several ways to know when you're ovulating. The calendar method can easily provide a reasonable guess for the start of your fertile days if you have regular periods. Write down your menstrual cycles over eight to 12 months and subtract 18 from the number of days in your shortest cycle. When your next period begins, take this new number and count ahead that many days. Watching the changes in your cervical mucus can provide the best clue. As your estrogen level rises before ovulation, your discharge becomes whitish-clear and sticky, with a consistency like raw egg white. An ovulation predictor kit is also a good method. It detects a surge in the production of luteinizing hormone, or LH, in your urine. LH levels typically rise about 16 to 48 hours before ovulation, so the theory is that you're most fertile shortly after your LH levels rise. The downside is that these kits don't tell you whether an egg was released or whether your cervical mucus was conducive to fertility, and are less reliable if you are taking fertility drugs or if you are over 40. A fertility monitor can analyze urine samples and identify days of low, high, and peak fertility. However, if your cycle is longer than 42 days or shorter than 21, this monitor may not be helpful. Talk to your doctor about which methods will work best for you. For a more complete picture of your fertility, you may want to use more than one method. If you have any questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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MinuteClinic on Health: What are the Symptoms of Shingles?
 
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Shingles can be difficult to diagnose at first because often there is no rash What you should know: • Symptoms include tingling, burning, itching and shooting pain •Rash leads to blisters that break forming small ulcers •Consult your health care provider Related Videos: •All Shingles videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/D621A247A500A8D7 Related Health Articles: •Shingles Symptoms & Treatment All that many people know about shingles is that it involves a painful rash. Many don't realize that the same herpes virus that leads to the common illness chicken pox also causes shingles. This virus is called "varicella zoster," so shingles is also known as "herpes zoster" or simply "zoster."... Read More: http://bit.ly/99Fed4 •Herpes Zoster Herpes zoster is an acute, localized infection with varicella-zoster virus, which causes a painful, blistering rash...Read More: http://bit.ly/9YzX61 Transcript Hi, I'm Carmen Davailus and I'm a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner. Shingles can be difficult to diagnose at first because often there is no rash with the initial symptoms. Tingling, burning, itching, or even shooting pain are common symptoms, and general flu-like symptoms including fever and fatigue may also occur. These symptoms can precede the outbreak of a rash. Other symptoms may include headache, lymph node swelling, vision and taste abnormalities, droopy eyelid, loss of eye motion, hearing loss, joint pain, genital lesions, and abdominal pain. The typical rash appears in 2 to 3 days, after the virus has reached the skin. It consists of red patches of skin with small blisters that look very similar to early chicken pox. The rash often increases over the next 3 to 5 days. Then the blisters break, forming small ulcers that begin to dry and form crusts. The crusts fall off in 2 to 3 weeks, leaving behind pink, healing skin. The rash develops in a clearly defined belt or band in a limited area located on one side of the body. The rash can appear in any part of the body, and can also affect the eyes. Make sure to consult your health care provider immediately if shingles appears anywhere on your head or face because it can sometimes cause irreversible hearing and vision problems; if the cornea is affected, it could even result in temporary or permanent blindness. Since shingles usually clears up on its own, you may only need treatment for symptomatic relief. Pain can be treated with analgesics, including over-the-counter products like ibuprofen or prescription anti-inflammatory drugs. To ease discomfort, spread calamine lotion or put cool, wet compresses on the shingles. For itch relief try cornstarch baths, colloidal oatmeal baths, and mild lotions. Also, make sure to keep the affected area clean at all times. Clothing worn once should be washed in boiling water or otherwise disinfected before being worn again. Also, if the blisters are oozing, you may need to be isolated to prevent infecting others. In severe cases, in patients over 50, if you're immunocompromised, or if you're diagnosed early, your health care provider may prescribe antiviral medications to slow the spread of the virus in the nerve cells. These treatments need to begin within three days of getting the rash to be effective, so if you suspect you have shingles, see your health care provider immediately. I hope this explains shingles and how they are treated. If you have questions, talk to your MinuteClinic nurse practitioner or a CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. For more information on MinuteClinic, the medical clinic at CVS/pharmacy, please visit - www.MinuteClinic.com Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What causes heartburn?
 
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Heartburn is caused by a leak of food or acid from your stomach up your esophagus What you should know: •Caused by a leak of food or acid from your stomach to your esophagus •Lifestyle changes can help control heartburn •Frequent occurrences may be signs of a serious condition Related Videos: •GI and Digestive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/4CE34286BBBA4356 Related Health Articles: •IBS: Symptoms and Treatment Do you have frequent bouts of constipation alternating with diarrhea? Have you periodically experienced abdominal pain, gas, painful cramping, bloating, nausea, and loss of appetite for no apparent reason? If so, you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...Read More: http://bit.ly/94v3ZL •GERD What is GERD? GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which stomach acid frequently splashes into the esophagus... Read More: http://bit.ly/d9awom •Heartburn: Symptoms and Treatment Lying down after a big meal, you feel a burning pain in the center of your chest. Before long, the fire spreads upward to your neck. The pain eventually dies down, but not before you curse that third helping...Read More: http://bit.ly/dbn64n •Freeing Yourself from Digestive Distress Even those who aren't enamored with food but eat simply because it's necessary may wolf down their lunch only to find it biting back a couple hours later. And what do too many of us do when our stomachs bloat, cramp, or send us running to the bathroom? We reach for an elixir, a mint, pill or potion to tame the unquiet tummy... Read More: http://bit.ly/axjJg9 Transcript Hi, I'm Kenisha Carr and I'm a CVS pharmacist. You've probably experienced the unpleasantness of heartburn some time or another. Heartburn is caused by a leak of food or acid from your stomach up your esophagus. Normally, everything in the stomach is kept from leaking by the LES muscle, which is located where the bottom of the esophagus intersects with the stomach. If the LES valve begins to weaken and opens too easily, the contents of the food or acid in the stomach can back up into the esophagus, causing the familiar discomfort and burning pain of heartburn. Fortunately, lifestyle changes can help control heartburn. If you're overweight, lose weight. If you're a smoker, quit. If you get heartburn at night, raise the head of your bed four to six inches or try sleeping on your left side. Cut back on alcohol. Avoid eating three hours before bed, eat smaller meals, and avoid late-night snacks and foods that upset your stomach. Eat more yogurt. Suck on an antacid tablet or chew a stick of non-mint gum. Go for a walk after meals. Avoid tight clothing; and don't bend over from the waist after a big meal. Although occasional heartburn isn't anything to worry about, frequent occurrences may be a sign of a more serious condition such as esophagitis or Barrett's esophagus. Also, the symptoms of a heart attack can mimic the symptoms of heartburn, especially among women. Avoid a potentially fatal mix-up by paying close attention to your symptoms. If it's heartburn, it usually flares up after a meal, and brings a sour taste and a burning pain that runs from your stomach to your breastbone. Conversely, heart attacks can happen at any time and cause a prolonged heavy feeling or squeezing pain in your chest, as well as dizziness, nausea, sweating, shortness of breath, weakness, overwhelming anxiety, or pain that spreads into the jaw, shoulder, or down the arm. Hopefully, this information helps you understand the causes of heartburn and how to prevent it. If you have any questions, your CVS pharmacist will be happy to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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¿Cuándo debería chequear mi nivel de azúcar en la sangre y qué significan los números?
 
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Transcripción del video: Hola, me llamo Martha Zavala y soy una farmacéutica de CVS. Si usted es un diabético, debería siempre vigilar de cerca su nivel de azúcar en la sangre. Su nivel de azúcar en la sangre se puede afectar si recientemente le diagnosticaron diabetes, si su nivel de azúcar en la sangre no está bien controlado o si usted está haciendo cambios mayores en qué tantos alimentos come cada día o qué tanto ejercicio hace. Puede que usted necesite chequear el nivel de azúcar en la sangre una vez en la mañana, una hora antes de cada una de las tres comidas principales y justo antes de irse a la cama. Su médico puede también sugerir que lo haga dos horas o más después de las comidas para ver cómo la comida afecta sus niveles de azúcar. Si le da una enfermedad repentina o está embarazada o si ha habido un cambio en su medicamento o tratamiento, puede que usted necesite chequear más a menudo durante el día. Si su nivel de azúcar en la sangre está bien controlado, puede que usted sólo tenga que chequear sus niveles de azúcar semanalmente. No importa hora del día que sea, usted debería chequear sus niveles de azúcar si se empieza a sentir sudoroso, tembloroso o mareado, todos estos son síntomas de un nivel bajo de azúcar en la sangre. Siempre trabaje con su médico o educador de la diabetes para establecer el horario que es adecuado para usted. El medidor de glucosa de la sangre que usará mide la cantidad total de azúcar en su sangre. El nivel se expresa en miligramos de glucosa por decilitro de sangre. Una persona sin diabetes normalmente tendrá una lectura menor de 100 con el estómago vacío y menor de 140 dos horas después de una comida. De acuerdo a la Asociación Estadounidense de la Diabetes el objetivo básico para las personas con diabetes es una lectura entre 70 y 130 con el estómago vacío, y menos de 180 dos horas después del inicio de una comida, pero su educador de la diabetes puede establecer diferentes metas para usted. Espero que esto haya sido útil para usted. Recuerde, si tiene preguntas, hable con un farmacéutico de CVS. Estamos aquí para ayudarle. Fuente: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What are the different types of contraception?
 
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There are many contraception methods available so its good to know your options What you should know: •Male and female condoms should not be used at same time •Prescription methods prevent pregnancy, not STDs •Be aware of side effects for each type of contraception Related Videos: •All Reproductive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/567E587DA9764A5E Related Health Articles: •Pre-Natal Vitamins In general, most prenatal supplements contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard adult multivitamin. Cooking food in cast iron will increase the amount of iron in your food considerably, and eating iron-rich foods ...Read More: http://bit.ly/b8teK5 •Top Fertility Myths Myth 1: Infertility is almost always a woman's problem. Here's a look at the top modern infertility myths... Read More: http://bit.ly/9FW72t •Detecting Ovulation It can be tricky to figure out when you're ovulating and even trickier knowing how to time intercourse. Your peak fertile time occurs during the two or three days immediately before ovulation, but fertilization can occur up to 12 to 24 hours afterwards... Read More: http://bit.ly/d672JS •Birth Control Pills Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or simply "the Pill") are one of the most popular methods of birth control. In 2001 Dutch researchers conducted a review of studies involving blood clots in women who took birth control pills... Read More: http://bit.ly/dnBlvQ Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: CVS Digital Pregnancy Test 2-Test $13.79 http://bit.ly/crzZEP Transcript Hi, I'm Usheema Thomas and I'm a CVS pharmacist. There are many different contraception methods to choose from so it's good to know your options so you can make the right choice. Some of the most common over-the-counter options prevent against STDs and pregnancy. Male condoms are 86 to 97 percent effective at preventing pregnancy, easy to use, and inexpensive. Female condoms are 79 to 95 percent effective, typically harder to use, and more expensive than male condoms. Male and female condoms should not be used at the same time. Spermicides are another over-the-counter option, but they only protect against a limited number of STDs, and should be used with another barrier method to ensure safety. Prescription methods prevent pregnancy, but do not prevent STDs. Oral contraceptives (the "Pill") are 95 to 99.9 percent effective and need to be taken daily. Side effects may include nausea, headaches, breast tenderness, weight gain, mood swings, depression, and vision problems. The contraceptive patch is 99 percent effective and requires wearing a hormone patch on your skin for three weeks, with the fourth week "off." Side effects are similar to the Pill, but may also include itching and redness where the patch is applied. The cervical cap is 80 to 90 percent effective, fits over the cervix, and should stay there for at least six hours after intercourse. Some experience more vaginal or urinary tract infections when they use a cap. Avoid this method if you have chronic urinary tract infections, a history of toxic shock syndrome, a recent gynecological infection, or an abnormal Pap smear. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small T-shaped device that is inserted into your uterus, is 99.4 percent effective, and can last up to 10 years. It's usually best for women who've already had children, and is not typically recommended for women not in long-term, single-partner relationships, or women who may want children in the future. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor or CVS pharmacist. We're always here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What is GERD and how can I treat it?
 
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GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is caused by stomach acid splashing into the esophagus What you should know: • A condition in which stomach acid splashes into the esophagus •Symptoms include frequent heartburn and acid regurgitation •Lifestyle changes, OTC antacids, can provide quick relief Related Videos: •GI and Digestive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/4CE34286BBBA4356 Related Health Articles: •IBS: Symptoms and Treatment Do you have frequent bouts of constipation alternating with diarrhea? Have you periodically experienced abdominal pain, gas, painful cramping, bloating, nausea, and loss of appetite for no apparent reason? If so, you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...Read More: http://bit.ly/94v3ZL •GERD What is GERD? GERD is the acronym for gastroesophageal reflux disease, a condition in which stomach acid frequently splashes into the esophagus... Read More: http://bit.ly/d9awom •Heartburn: Symptoms and Treatment Lying down after a big meal, you feel a burning pain in the center of your chest. Before long, the fire spreads upward to your neck. The pain eventually dies down, but not before you curse that third helping...Read More: http://bit.ly/dbn64n •Freeing Yourself from Digestive Distress Even those who aren't enamored with food but eat simply because it's necessary may wolf down their lunch only to find it biting back a couple hours later. And what do too many of us do when our stomachs bloat, cramp, or send us running to the bathroom? We reach for an elixir, a mint, pill or potion to tame the unquiet tummy... Read More: http://bit.ly/axjJg9 Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition in which stomach acid frequently splashes into the esophagus, a tube that food passes through from your mouth to your stomach. Because the esophagus isn't equipped to handle stomach acid, GERD often causes burning pain and discomfort. Over time, it can cause lasting damage. The most common symptoms of GERD are frequent heartburn attacks that flare up after meals and last as long as two hours, and acid regurgitation. More unusual symptoms are increased salivating, trouble swallowing, and feeling like you have a lump in your throat. Luckily there are certain lifestyle changes that may ease the pain and reduce occurrences. Avoid food that may cause stomach upset such as fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, citrus fruit or juices, tomato-based products, alcohol, and spicy foods. Eat small meals, and don't lie down within three hours of a meal. If heartburn bothers you at night, try raising the head of the bed six inches and sleeping on your left side. Don't smoke. Maintain a healthy weight. Get 30 minutes of exercise daily, but go easy on activities that involve bouncing or jumping as they may aggravate the condition. Aside from lifestyle changes, over-the-counter antacids or acid blockers can help. Antacids bring quick relief at the first sign of symptoms, but do not cure GERD, and frequent doses can cause diarrhea and other side effects. Acid blockers can prevent future attacks and break your antacid habit. If nothing seems to work, your doctor may recommend a prescription-strength acid blocker or a proton-pump inhibitor. These are generally safe and easy to take. A few patients develop headaches or diarrhea. Less common side effects include nausea, gas, abdominal pain, constipation, and dry mouth. If these fail to control your heartburn, or if your symptoms come back as soon as you stop taking medications, surgery may be your best chance for relief. I hope this has helped you better understand what GERD is and how to treat it. If you have questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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Manejar la presión alta.
 
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Transcripción del video: Hola, me llamo Martha Zavala y soy una farmacéutica de CVS. Cuando se trata de mantener su presión arterial baja, mantener un estilo de vida saludable es lo más importante que puede hacer. Aquí tiene algunas cosas para recordar. Primero, manténgase activo. Cualquier ejercicio regular que hace que su corazón palpite más rápido, como caminar rápidamente, montar en bicicleta o trotar, puede reducir su presión arterial y fortalecer su corazón. También, tener cuidado con su dieta es muy importante. Asegurase que tenga una dieta en mayor parte baja en grasas, colesterol y sal, reducirá la presión arterial y prevendrá que las arterias se bloqueen. Agregar frutas y vegetales que contienen potasio como naranjas, plátanos o tomates, ayudará a bajar la presión arterial. Y si usted bebe hágalo con mesura. Un trago de alcohol al día puede ayudar a bajar su presión arterial, pero demasiados la incrementarán. Los cigarrillos incrementan enormemente su riesgo de sufrir un ataque cardíaco o un derrame cerebral. Además de ciertos cambios en el estilo de vida, usted debería observar con atención su presión arterial y monitorearla regularmente. Si tiene hipertensión grave, puede que le convenga obtener un monitor de la presión arterial para usar en casa periódicamente. Al medir repetidamente su presión arterial en un ambiente relajado, usted aprenderá cuál es su promedio de presión y si sus cambios en el estilo de vida están funcionando. Antes de que un médico recete cualquier medicamento, se recomiendan los cambios en el estilo de vida como primer paso. Sin embargo, si su presión arterial se mantiene alta, puede ser momento de considerar medicamentos. Espero que estos consejos le ayudarán a manejar su presión arterial. Si tiene preguntas, hable con su farmacéutico de CVS. Estamos aquí para ayudarle. Fuente: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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MinuteClinic on Health: Is it a cold or is it allergies?
 
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Distinguishing between a cold and allergies can often be tough because they share a lot of the same symptoms. MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Lori Phinney gives an overview of symptoms to help you distinguish, along with tips to help you feel better and stay protected.
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Everything you need to know about a pregnancy test
 
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A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) What you should know: •The test measures a hormone produced during pregnancy •The test is performed using blood or urine •The test can measure age of fetus and HCG levels Related Videos: •All Reproductive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/567E587DA9764A5E Related Health Articles: •Pre-Natal Vitamins In general, most prenatal supplements contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard adult multivitamin. Cooking food in cast iron will increase the amount of iron in your food considerably, and eating iron-rich foods ...Read More: http://bit.ly/b8teK5 •Top Fertility Myths Myth 1: Infertility is almost always a woman's problem. Here's a look at the top modern infertility myths... Read More: http://bit.ly/9FW72t •Detecting Ovulation It can be tricky to figure out when you're ovulating and even trickier knowing how to time intercourse. Your peak fertile time occurs during the two or three days immediately before ovulation, but fertilization can occur up to 12 to 24 hours afterwards... Read More: http://bit.ly/d672JS •Birth Control Pills Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or simply "the Pill") are one of the most popular methods of birth control. In 2001 Dutch researchers conducted a review of studies involving blood clots in women who took birth control pills... Read More: http://bit.ly/dnBlvQ Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Beaute de Maman Pregnancy Gift Box Set $59.99 http://bit.ly/af33EI Transcript Hi, I'm Usheema Thomas and I'm a CVS pharmacist. A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). This hormone is produced during pregnancy and it appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as 10 days after conception. The test is performed to determine if you're pregnant, it measures the age of the fetus, and it diagnoses abnormal conditions that can raise HCG levels. The test is performed using blood or urine. There are two types of blood tests - qualitative, which detects the presence of the HCG hormone, and quantitative, which measures the amount of HCG hormone present. The blood test is done by drawing a single tube of blood and sending it to a laboratory. Results can come in anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The urine HCG test, available over-the-counter, is usually performed by placing a drop of urine on a prepared chemical strip. It generally takes 1 to 2 minutes for a result. If you are very early in your pregnancy, and the HCG level is below 25-50, a urine test may not detect the pregnancy, so be sure to follow up with your doctor if you think you may be pregnant. You can sometimes get abnormal results that indicate an abnormal rising of HCG levels. Some problems associated with this include miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. Extremely high levels of HCG may suggest a molar pregnancy or more than one fetus -for example, twins. Your doctor will understand the significance of your HCG levels and discuss the levels with you. Well I hope this explains exactly how a pregnancy test works. If you have any questions, talk to a CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What is pneumonia?
 
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Pneumonia occurs when certain germs multiply and trigger an immune system response What you should know: • Most commonly causes by germs in your lungs •5.6 million Americans develop pneumonia each year •Anyone can be at risk for pneumonia Related Videos: •Children and medicine, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/8D0EC2BDAD62811B •Questions to ask your Pharmacist, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/395739CF2712C87F Related Health Articles: •Pneumonia Roughly 60,000 people die of pneumonia each year -- and together with influenza, they rank as the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States...Read More: http://bit.ly/djXZUp •Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine helps protect against severe infections due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. This bacteria frequently causes meningitis and pneumonia in older adults and those with chronic illnesses...Read More: http://bit.ly/cMoyJr Transcript Hi, I'm Erika Shephard and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Each day 3,000 gallons of air, containing all different types of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other germs move through the lungs. Because of this the body goes to great lengths to protect the lungs, but some germs still manage to get through. Once inside the lungs, certain germs can multiply and trigger an immune system response that damages and inflames delicate lung tissue. This complication is called pneumonia, and it can be very serious. Each year about 5.6 million Americans develop pneumonia, and about 60,000 people die from pneumonia. Worldwide, it's the single largest killer of children under age 5. Although these types of germs in your lungs are the most common cause of pneumonia, you can also develop pneumonia by inhaling food particles, vomit, or other foreign material. Not every death can be prevented, but quick recognition and proper treatment of pneumonia could undoubtedly save many lives. Anyone can be at risk for pneumonia or any other infectious diseases, but some are more vulnerable than others. Older people, young children, those with chronic conditions such as diabetes or lung disease, people who smoke, and people with weak immune systems are at highest risk. People in hospitals are prime targets, especially if they are critically ill, are on a ventilator, or confined to a bed for long periods of time. The cases of pneumonia that start in a hospital tend to be more severe and dangerous because the bacteria found in hospitals are often resistant to antibiotics. I hope this helps you understand what pneumonia is and who is at risk. If you have any questions at all, talk to a CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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Why am I so tired?
 
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1 in 4 Americans suffers from fatigue and there are several possible causes What you should know: •Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep a night •Consuming too much caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine can keep you awake at night •Blockage in your airway keeping you from getting a full night's sleep Related Videos: •Vitamins and Supplements, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/B9C848EAFA3F989B Related Health Articles: •Fatigue: Why Am I So Tired? About one in four Americans complain of enduring fatigue, and blames everything from a lack of sleep to that general bugaboo: stressRead More: http://bit.ly/90aKsA •Fatigue Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy... http://bit.ly/9zz6I4 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Native Remedies Fatigue Fighter for Increased Energy (50ml) $31.99 http://bit.ly/crBc1T Transcript Hi, I'm Kenisha Carr and I'm a CVS pharmacist. One in four Americans suffers from fatigue. There are several possible causes, ranging from common to lesser known and more serious. The most obvious cause is a lack of sleep. Most people need a solid seven to nine hours of sleep to feel their best. A recent illness such as a cold or the flu can keep you up at night, even after you've gotten over the main symptoms. Also, low amounts of iron in your blood and side effects from drugs such as antihistamines, antidepressants, and beta blockers can cause drowsiness and fatigue. Insomnia is another culprit of fatigue. If you find that you can't fall asleep at all, try getting more exercise; cut back on caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol; and try not to lie awake in bed. Sleep apnea is another cause of fatigue. It creates a blockage in your airway that keeps you from getting a full night's sleep because your body will wake up continuously to open your airway. Losing excess pounds and sleeping on your side can often ease the problem. Your doctor may also suggest that you wear a device or a mask at night to keep your airway clear. In some cases, surgery may be recommended to remove obstructions or enlarge the airway. Depression, thyroid issues, and diabetes can also cause fatigue. If none of these causes seems to be the root of your fatigue, talk to your doctor, because your fatigue could be the symptom of something more serious. If you have any other questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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The keys to a healthy heart
 
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The heart is the most vital organ in the body; keeping a healthy lifestyle will help protect it What you should know: •Don't smoke and only drink alcohol in moderation •Eat heart-friendly foods •Exercise regularly and monitor stress Related Videos: •Heart Health videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/B7D1A829D624391E •Hypertension videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/695D500DD82F4BE9 •Cholesterol videos , http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/AE40C9848C4D377F Related Health Articles: •Heart Attack If the arteries that feed the heart become narrowed by these plaques, a condition called coronary heart disease, a heart attack may be just around the corner. In up to 50 percent of people who have heart attacks, the attack is the first sign that...Read More: http://bit.ly/bBkx3t •Eight Important Ways to Protect Your Heart Want to know how to avoid heart trouble? You can start by asking a nurse. Or, better yet, about 84,000 nurses. A 14-year study of 84,129 nurses -- published in the the New England Journal of Medicine in 2000 -- provides a blueprint for protecting the heart...Read More: http://bit.ly/bGlbtV •Coronary Heart Disease The arteries that carry blood to the heart often become clogged, a condition called coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease... Read More: http://bit.ly/cSh1K5 •Eating to Ward off Heart Disease Could the right diet help prevent heart disease?... Read More: http://bit.ly/c8FdBb Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: CVS Healthy Heart Program $12.99 http://bit.ly/95jM8Y Transcript Hi, I'm Melvin Smith and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Your heart is the most vital organ in your body so it's important to keep a healthy lifestyle to protect it from disease and time. Here are the most important steps to take to protect your heart. If you smoke, stop. Cigarettes damage the arteries and speed the buildup of cholesterol and plaque. Load up on heart-friendly foods. By getting only 30 percent of your calories from fat (less than seven percent from saturated fats), eating five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and eating plenty of whole grains, you can lower your cholesterol level, protect your arteries, and reduce your risk for a heart attack. Some types of fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, may help lower triglycerides and provide other benefits. You should also exercise regularly. It can strengthen your heart, increase your HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), lower your blood pressure, burn off extra pounds, and just plain make you feel good. Monitor your cholesterol closely and keep your total cholesterol level below 200 milligrams per deciliter. You should always maintain a healthy weight. Even a little extra weight can put a strain on your heart, boost your blood pressure, and significantly raise the risk of a heart attack. Ideally, your body mass index (BMI) should be between 18.5 and 24.9. Only drink alcohol in moderation. Any more than a couple of drinks a day can increase your blood pressure. Make sure your blood pressure stays under control, it's good to keep yours in the optimum range: less than 120/80. And if you're under too much stress or feeling depressed, seek out help from a psychologist or therapist. Emotional distress is hard on the heart, and professional help can be a true lifesaver. If you follow these guidelines, you'll have a healthy heart. If you have any questions ask your CVS pharmacist. We are here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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CVS Health Pharmacists Teach "Prescription for Parents" Education Program
 
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Research shows that children who learn about the risks of drugs from their parents are up to 50 percent less likely to use drugs than those who don’t get this information at home. In response, we’ve recently expanded our outreach to create a prevention education program for the adults in these teens’ lives, called “Prescription for Parents”. To request a teen or parent presentation, please email PharmacistsTeach@CVSHealth.com for more information.
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Telemedicine and Telehealth Services: MinuteClinic Connect™
 
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MinuteClinic connect provides quality telehealth treatment for many common conditions using high-definition video and remote family nurse practitioners. Experience virtual care in select clinics only. This video is a dramatization of a patient visit, shortened for time constraint.
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What herb-drug combinations should I avoid?
 
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There are common herb interactions you should be aware of to ensure your safety What you should know: •Keep well informed on the herb-drug combinations you should avoid •Contact a CVS pharmacist if you have any questions Related Videos: •Drug and Interactions videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/8167C0AFFB889C79 •Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Video, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/395739CF2712C87F Related Health Articles: •Drug Interactions Remember those high school chemistry experiments in which you mixed two harmless chemicals and got a bizarre reaction? You may be performing a similar experiment on yourself every time you take two medications at the same time. Certain drugs react strongly when taken with others, often causing serious side effects. In rare cases, drug interactions can even be deadly...Read More: http://bit.ly/aCcQ8k •Drug-Herb Interactions Herbal supplements are popular these days, but very few people have given up on mainstream medicine. Most of us still pop aspirin, see our physicians regularly, and pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. Mixing herbs with traditional medicines can be the best of two worlds -- as long as you mix wisely... Read More: http://bit.ly/dhQK26 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Medcenter Talking Alarm Medication Reminder $34.99 http://bit.ly/bA4duV Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Be sure to always tell your doctor and pharmacist about any herbal supplements you are taking. There are common herb interactions you should be aware of to ensure your safety. Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, feverfew, pure licorice, ginger, garlic, and kava kava are blood thinners so don't take them with blood thinners such as warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin. Ginkgo biloba can hamper the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications and the effects of insulin. Also, it should not be combined with thiazide diuretics or antidepressants. Saint John's Wort shouldn't be combined with antidepressants; seizure medications; sedatives; oral contraceptives; heart, anti-HIV, and cancer medications; diabetic medications; and any drugs given after a rejected organ transplantant, because it can interfere with the effectiveness of each. Pure licorice may offset the actions of immunosuppressive drugs, reverse the effects of blood-pressure medications, worsen the side effects of the heart medication digoxin, and should not be taken with diuretics due to potassium depletion. Ginseng may cause headaches, tremors, and manic episodes in patients taking certain antidepressants. Ginger can interfere with cardiac, diabetes, or blood pressure drug therapy. Garlic, outside of general seasoning, should be avoided if you're on any anti-HIV or diabetes medication. Kava kava and valerian root can amplify the effects of sedatives, so avoid combination with alcohol or any other sedative drugs. Keep well informed on the herb-drug combinations you should avoid. If you have any questions, talk to a CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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CVS MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner Jobs
 
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CVS Health is committed to supporting access to quality healthcare for this country. Being a CVS MinuteClinic nurse practitioner means taking care of our community, taking care of families. It means changing the landscape of healthcare. As a CVS Health Nurse Practitioner you will have the career opportunity to make a difference in your community with the support and respect of your colleagues. You are the future of healthcare. Search for and apply for Nurse Practitioner jobs at CVS Minute clinic at jobs.cvshealth.com/minuteclinicjobs
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Why do I need Vitamin D?
 
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Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus from foods and keep your skeleton strong What you should know: •Helps to keep your skeleton strong •Try getting 10 to 15 minutes of direct sunshine three times a week •You can get your daily dose through diet and supplements Related Videos: •All Vitamins and Supplements, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/B9C848EAFA3F989B •All Osteoporosis videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/4E5201A4D387F406 Related Health Articles: •Vitamin D According to an Associated Press report, Dr. Michael Holick, a Boston University vitamin D specialist, thinks that up to 30 percent of U.S. teens may be deficient in vitamin D. To be safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends multivitamin... http://bit.ly/9Gw37n •Fiber Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber -- the kind you eat -- is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is an important part of a healthy diet... http://bit.ly/dxsc9x •Fish Oil Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. (Omega-6 fatty acids are the other main type.) Essential fatty acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health... http://bit.ly/c6tAIM •Pre-Natal Vitamins In general, most prenatal supplements contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard adult multivitamin. Cooking food in cast iron will increase the amount of iron in your food considerably, and eating iron-rich foods ... http://bit.ly/b8teK5 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Drinkables Ultimate Multi Vitamins Liquid Wild Berry $14.99 http://bit.ly/dxIxlr Transcript Hi, I'm Kenisha Carr and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Taking Vitamin D has many benefits for your body. It helps your body absorb calcium and phosphorus from foods, so that they can be used by your bones to keep your skeleton strong. A shortage of Vitamin D can lead to rickets, osteoporosis, and pain in the bones and joints. Studies also show that Vitamin D seems to protect the body from certain types of cancers, such as colon, breast, and ovarian. You should make sure you're always getting enough Vitamin D. The general recommendation is to get 200 IUs, or international units, of Vitamin D daily if you're under 50 years old; 400 IUs if you're between ages 51 and 70; and 600 IU if you're over age 70. However, you should talk to your doctor or a CVS pharmacist about whether you may need more. The easiest way to get Vitamin D is by getting 10 to 15 minutes of direct sunshine on your hands and face three times a week. However, because sunlight can be dangerous and varies depending on the time of year and location, you can get your daily dose of Vitamin D through diet and, if necessary, supplements. The government mandates that milk, some breads, and cereals be fortified with Vitamin D, so be sure to read the labels. Supplements are also a good option. You should talk to your doctor or pharmacist about choosing which Vitamin D supplement you need. So make sure you're getting the proper amount of Vitamin D. If you have any questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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MinuteClinic on Health: What is shingles?
 
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Shingles, or herpes zoster, is the result of a prior infection with the varicella-zoster virus What you should know: •Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox •Not contagious •Clears up in a matter of weeks Related Videos: •All Shingles videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/D621A247A500A8D7 •Stress video, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/E25F6AE9D5DCBCFA Related Health Articles: •Shingles Symptoms & Treatment All that many people know about shingles is that it involves a painful rash. Many don't realize that the same herpes virus that leads to the common illness chicken pox also causes shingles. This virus is called "varicella zoster," so shingles is also known as "herpes zoster" or simply "zoster."... Read More: http://bit.ly/99Fed4 •Herpes Zoster Herpes zoster is an acute, localized infection with varicella-zoster virus, which causes a painful, blistering rash...Read More: http://bit.ly/9YzX61 Transcript Hi, I'm Carmen Davailus and I'm a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner. Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is the result of a prior infection with the varicella-zoster virus, which causes a painful, blistering rash. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. After having an episode of chicken pox, the virus becomes dormant in the body. Shingles occurs as a result of the virus re-emerging after many years. The cause of the reactivation is usually unknown, but seems to be linked to aging, stress, or an impaired immune system. Often this reactivation is a one-time occurrence. Shingles is diagnosed mostly using the rash as a detector. Its pattern and appearance almost always confirm the diagnosis, but a blood test or sample fluid from the blisters can provide definitive proof. It's important to note that you can't catch shingles from someone else, since it can only be caused by the chicken pox virus lying dormant in your own body. But, if you haven't been vaccinated against chicken pox and have never had the childhood illness, you can develop chicken pox from having direct contact with someone who has shingles. Because of this, people with shingles should avoid direct physical contact with others who may not have had chicken pox-or may not have been immunized against chicken pox in the past-until all the blisters have scabbed over, at which time you are no longer contagious. Although shingles causes pain and itching, it generally clears up in healthy people in a matter of weeks, with no lasting complications. Unfortunately in some cases, especially in the elderly, discomfort persists for months or even years. This condition is known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Also, in rare cases someone could suffer from the following complications: recurrence; skin infections; generalized illness; serious infections of the blood if you're immunosuppressed; blindness if lesions occur in the eye; deafness; loss of taste; or facial paralysis. I hope this explains what shingles is. If you have any questions at all, talk to a MinuteClinic nurse practitioner. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources For more information on MinuteClinic, the medical clinic at CVS/pharmacy, please visit - www.MinuteClinic.com
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MinuteClinic on Health: How to Successfully Quit Smoking
 
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We all know how harmful smoking can be for you and those around you. MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Brittany Silva shares steps to successfully quit tobacco and live a healthier, smoke free life.
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Diabetes and the effects of high blood pressure
 
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With diabetes it's important to maintain an optimal blood sugar & cholesterol level at all times. What you should know: •Maintain levels of total cholesterol and LDL •Increased blood sugars seldom occur as a result of taking medications that lower cholesterol •Determine your specific blood sugar and cholesterol goals with your doctor Related Videos: •Diabetes videos, http://www.youtube.com/cvspharmacyvideos#g/c/E6F66851947DF3F7 •Hypertension videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/695D500DD82F4BE9 Related Health Articles: •Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes, also called insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder that occurs when your body produces little or no insulin... http://bit.ly/d7s7Vq •Type 2 Diabetes Today, diabetes afflicts over 20 million Americans -- an increase of roughly 14 percent in just the past few years -- and almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. But that doesn't mean it's well understood by most people. One out of three people with Type 2 diabetes isn't aware that they have the condition, and even those who know they have it often aren't sure how to control it... http://bit.ly/d47x1I •Checking Your Blood Sugar By testing your blood sugar regularly, you can track the effectiveness of your medication, make informed decisions about meals and exercise, and head off problems such as high blood sugar or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) before it's too late... http://bit.ly/9bJ3x7 •Diet and Diabetes Can watching my diet help me control my diabetes?... http://bit.ly/bTPoiN Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: CVS TRUEresult Blood Glucose Monitoring System $17.99 http://bit.ly/9UjEn5 Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. If you have diabetes, maintaining levels of total cholesterol and LDL (or "the bad cholesterol") within a healthy target range is very important in preventing cardiac and neurological problems. However, people who suffer from both diabetes and high blood pressure are often concerned that their blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs will raise their blood sugar. The truth is that this is very rare; increased blood sugars seldom occur as a result of taking medications that lower cholesterol. No matter what, if you have diabetes it's important to maintain an optimal blood sugar level and cholesterol level at all times. According to the American Diabetes Association, the basic goal for people with diabetes is a blood sugar reading between 70 and 130 on an empty stomach, and less than 180 two hours after the start of a meal. The blood pressure goal is less than 130 over 80 and LDL goal of less than 100. Talk to your physician or diabetes educator to determine your specific goals. Proper diet, exercise, weight control, and medication all play incredibly important parts in preventing any major complications, including cardiac and neurological ones, and should be part of your daily routine. I hope this answers any questions you may have about having diabetes and managing your high blood pressure and cholesterol. If you have any other questions, a CVS pharmacist will always be here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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¿Qué es la osteoporosis?
 
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Transcripción del video: Hola, me llamo Martha Zavala y soy una farmacéutica de CVS. La osteoporosis es el adelgazamiento y la debilitación de los huesos. Esto hace que sean más susceptibles a fracturas, afectando a muchas mujeres después de la menopausia, así como también a algunos hombres ancianos. A medida que usted envejece, la capacidad de su cuerpo para incrementar la masa ósea se hace más lenta, y después de los treinta y cinco, se hace más fácil perder hueso que incrementarlo. En algún momento en sus cuarenta o cincuenta, usted gradualmente empezará a perder más masa ósea que la que su cuerpo produce. Esto es especialmente cierto si a su cuerpo le falta suficiente calcio, vitamina D y hormonas sexuales como el estrógeno. Este debilitamiento gradual con el paso del tiempo hace que sus huesos sean menos densos, quebradizos y frágiles. Los síntomas más comunes de la osteoporosis son roturas y fracturas de la cadera, la espina dorsal y las muñecas. La reducción en su estatura es uno de los indicios más tempranos de la osteoporosis, aunque usted puede que ni siquiera lo note al comienzo. Este encogimiento lo causan fracturas diminutas y sin dolor en la columna vertebral. Se considera que las mujeres están en alto riesgo de sufrir la enfermedad si han tenido un peso corporal bajo, una ingestión baja de calcio, salud deficiente o un historial de osteoporosis en sus familias inmediatas. Usted también puede estar en riesgo si ha tenido anorexia, menopausia temprana, hecho ejercicio excesivo o una ausencia de períodos menstruales. El abuso del alcohol, fumar, ingestión alta de cafeína y un estilo de vida sedentario pueden incrementar considerablemente el riesgo. La enfermedad renal o una tiroides hiperactiva pueden también llevar a la osteoporosis. Los factores de riesgo específicos para los hombres incluyen niveles bajos de testosterona o salud deficiente, incluso aquellos que toman medicamentos corticoesteroides. Espero que esto explique de mejor manera la osteoporosis y sus síntomas. Si tiene preguntas, hable con un farmacéutico de CVS. Estamos aquí para ayudarle. Fuente: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What you need to know about multivitamins
 
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A multivitamin is a pill containing several different vitamins and minerals to supplement diet What you should know: •Multivitamins can't replace the benefits of a healthy diet •Side effects can occur if you consume too much of one vitamin •Talk to your doctor or pharmacist when considering a multivitamin Related Videos: •All Vitamins and Supplements, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/B9C848EAFA3F989B Related Health Articles: •Vitamin D According to an Associated Press report, Dr. Michael Holick, a Boston University vitamin D specialist, thinks that up to 30 percent of U.S. teens may be deficient in vitamin D. To be safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends multivitamin... http://bit.ly/9Gw37n •Fiber Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber -- the kind you eat -- is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is an important part of a healthy diet... http://bit.ly/dxsc9x •Fish Oil Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. (Omega-6 fatty acids are the other main type.) Essential fatty acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health... http://bit.ly/c6tAIM •Pre-Natal Vitamins In general, most prenatal supplements contain more folic acid, iron, and calcium than you'll find in a standard adult multivitamin. Cooking food in cast iron will increase the amount of iron in your food considerably, and eating iron-rich foods ... http://bit.ly/b8teK5 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: CVS Spectravite Advanced Formula Tablets $8.49 http://bit.ly/dzDnvp Transcript Hi, I'm Erika Shephard and I'm a CVS pharmacist. A multivitamin is a pill containing several different vitamins and minerals intended to supplement the diet with the necessary nutrients needed to maintain health. Although taking a multivitamin may be easier than eating enough fruits and vegetables, even the most comprehensive vitamin pill can't provide all the benefits of a healthy diet. But even if you have a healthy diet, there are some nutrients that can't always be satisfied with food alone, such as vitamin D and folic acid. Because of this, it's usually a good idea to take a multivitamin along with your healthy diet so you can be sure that you're getting all of the recommended doses of vitamins. There are of course potential side effects if you get too much of one vitamin. You should avoid any supplement that contains high levels of trace minerals like manganese and molybdenum. Be aware of high doses of vitamin A and beta-carotene, and be sure not to get too much zinc or more than 1,000 of vitamin C daily. There are instances when you may need another supplement in addition to your multivitamin, to be sure you're getting enough daily nutrients. Calcium is crucial to keeping your bones healthy, especially in older women, and most multivitamins don't contain more than 130 milligrams. Because of this, you may need to take a calcium supplement. Make sure you closely examine the multivitamin you're considering, and talk to your doctor or pharmacist about what it may contain. Your CVS pharmacist will always be happy to answer any questions. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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The MinuteClinic Experience
 
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Ever wonder what to expect when planning a visit to MinuteClinic? Watch as MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Brittany Silva walks you through the entire experience. From signing in at the kiosk to having a copy of your visit record sent to your doctor, it's all in this video. Enjoy the MinuteClinic experience - we hope to see you soon! Visit www.minuteclinic.com to find a location near you.
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What is Medicare Drug Prescription Coverage?
 
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The coverage can provide protection from high drug costs or from unexpected drug bills What you should know: •Medicare covers brand name and generic drugs •Anyone over age 65 is eligible •Costs vary depending on the drug plan you choose Related Videos: •Medicare Videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/F9BC8C72038F2D7F Related Health Articles: •Caregiver: Facing Finances Caring for a loved one isn't just a job. It's a calling. And, all too often, it can also be a financial strain. An ailing mother, father, or spouse can throw your carefully laid plans out the window. There are many different ways to pay for caregiving expenses, though, and you can find a way to help without ending up in the poorhouse...Read More: http://bit.ly/b7aLYV •Healthy Aging 101: Preparing for Your Later Years No matter whether you're thinking about retirement or planning to work for years to come, it's never too early to start preparing for the future...Read More: http://bit.ly/diBc3G Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Medcenter Pill System $69.99 http://bit.ly/ciyp0Z Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that covers both brand-name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. The coverage can provide protection for people who have very high drug costs or protection from unexpected prescription drug bills in the future. Anyone over the age of 65 with Medicare is eligible for this coverage, regardless of income and resources, health status, or current prescription expenses. There are three ways to get Medicare prescription drug coverage: you can join a Medicare prescription drug plan, a Medicare Advantage plan, or another Medicare health plan that offers drug coverage. Like other insurance, if you join, you will generally pay a monthly premium, which varies by plan, and a yearly deductible. You will also pay part of the cost of your prescriptions, including a copayment or co-insurance. Costs will vary depending on which drug plan you choose. Some plans may offer more coverage and additional drugs for a higher monthly premium. If you have limited income and resources, and you qualify for extra help, you may not have to pay a premium or deductible. I hope that explains what prescription drug coverage is, how it works, and who's eligible. Remember, your CVS pharmacist is always happy to answer any of your questions. That's why we're here. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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MinuteClinic on Health: Getting ready for Back to School
 
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Back to school is an exciting and busy time of year. Make sure your child's health is at the top of your to-do list. MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Meredith Dixon shares information on vaccinations that are recommended for school aged children and discusses the importance of sports physicals.
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When you are with leaders who lead with heart, it’s easy to love your work!
 
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Leaders at CVS Health lead with heart by removing tobacco from the shelves & candy from the register, reinventing health care, providing clinics and pharmacies in underserved, multicultural markets to help people on their path to better health! Watch 90 sec clips to see how two of our leaders lead with heart.
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Can food affect certain drugs?
 
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While drug interactions are the leading pharmacy concern, food and drugs can affect the body What you should know: •Anything from grapefruit juice to alcohol can affect medication •Always be aware of the affects of food and meal time •Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions Related Videos: •Drug and Interactions videos http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/8167C0AFFB889C79 •Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Video http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/395739CF2712C87F Related Health Articles: •Drug Interactions Remember those high school chemistry experiments in which you mixed two harmless chemicals and got a bizarre reaction? You may be performing a similar experiment on yourself every time you take two medications at the same time. Certain drugs react strongly when taken with others, often causing serious side effects. In rare cases, drug interactions can even be deadly...Read More: http://bit.ly/aCcQ8k •Drug-Herb Interactions Herbal supplements are popular these days, but very few people have given up on mainstream medicine. Most of us still pop aspirin, see our physicians regularly, and pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. Mixing herbs with traditional medicines can be the best of two worlds -- as long as you mix wisely... Read More: http://bit.ly/dhQK26 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Medcenter Pill System $69.99 http://bit.ly/ciyp0Z Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Although drug-to-drug interactions are the leading pharmacy concern, food can drastically affect the way drugs act in the body, and that's why you should be aware of a few things. For example, grapefruit juice blocks enzymes that break down certain drugs like calcium channel blockers, leaving higher levels of medication in your blood and possibly increasing your risk for side effects. Alcohol can have various effects on over-the-counter pain relievers. Having three or more alcoholic drinks each day puts you at risk for liver damage if you take acetaminophen. Also, taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen with alcohol can lead to peptic ulcers and other stomach problems. When drugs and certain foods are taken at the same time they can interact in ways that lower the amount of nutrients your body gets from food. For example, the acid-reflux medicine omeprazole can interfere with your body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 from the foods you eat. Make sure to talk to your doctor and CVS pharmacist about all of the drugs in your medicine cabinet, and ask if there are any food combinations or meal timing you should be aware of, to ensure that you'll always be safe. If you have any questions at all, remember, your CVS pharmacist is always here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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What drug combinations should I avoid?
 
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Make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medications you are taking What you should know: •Certain medications result in deadly combinations •One medication can reduce the effectiveness of another •Make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medications Related Videos: •Drug and Interactions videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/8167C0AFFB889C79 •Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Video, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/395739CF2712C87F Related Health Articles: • Drug Interactions Remember those high school chemistry experiments in which you mixed two harmless chemicals and got a bizarre reaction? You may be performing a similar experiment on yourself every time you take two medications at the same time. Certain drugs react strongly when taken with others, often causing serious side effects. In rare cases, drug interactions can even be deadly...Read More: http://bit.ly/aCcQ8k • Drug-Herb Interactions Herbal supplements are popular these days, but very few people have given up on mainstream medicine. Most of us still pop aspirin, see our physicians regularly, and pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy. Mixing herbs with traditional medicines can be the best of two worlds -- as long as you mix wisely... Read More: http://bit.ly/dhQK26 Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Medcenter Pill System $69.99 http://bit.ly/ciyp0Z Transcript Hi, I'm Greg Collins and I'm a CVS pharmacist. There are certain drug combinations you should be cautious of; here are the most common. Aspirin should not be combined with blood thinners because, although it relieves pain, it also thins the blood, so the combination can lead to internal bleeding. Aspirin can also decrease the effectiveness of gout medications and increase the strength of some diabetes medications. When taking certain antibiotics you should know that antacids and other products containing calcium may decrease the effectiveness of your antibiotic. Also, some antibiotics can greatly decrease the effectiveness of birth control and blood thinners. If you're on antidepressants, don't mix newer antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine with older mood-lifters such as phenelzine, because it can increase blood pressure. Don't combine antidepressants with St. John's wort or migraine drugs because it can cause confusion, fever, high blood pressure, and tremors. Certain asthma medications, such as bronchodilators, should not be combined with antidepressant drugs or beta blockers, due to a risk of increased blood pressure and a loss of drug effectiveness. The effectiveness of diabetes medications such as glipizide and glyburide can be blocked by several drugs, including corticosteroids, hormones, diuretics, and antipsychotics. Other drugs that increase the effects of glipizide and glyburide, including blood thinners are: insulin, MAOIs, aspirin, and gout medicine. For heart medications, the common heart drug digoxin can lose effectiveness if combined with antacids. Their effects can be amplified by other drugs, including diazepam and antiarrhythmics. Nitrate heart drugs can trigger low blood pressure if taken with the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, generally known as sildenafil. Also, the combination of the blood pressure medications, atenolol and reserpine can cause a slow heartbeat and lower than normal blood pressure. Please make sure your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medications you are taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. If you have any questions about the potential harmful drug combinations I spoke about, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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CVS Specialty MS Patient Judy Rahmani Shares Her Story
 
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Faced with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, Judith Rahmani reveals her secret to the miracle of walking. With the help of her family, her positive attitude, and our CVS Specialty CareTeam, Judith takes on the world with unwavering enthusiasm.
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MinuteClinic on Health: Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight
 
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Making healthy food choices is a great idea, especially if you want to lose weight! MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Carol Kramer provides tips on how to manage your diet and weight by achieving the right balance of healthy foods. Learn how the DASH diet and a trained healthcare professional can help you achieve your goals.
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MinuteClinic: Our Practitioners
 
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MinuteClinic practitioners share their perspectives on what it is like to work at MinuteClinic. Learn about nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles and the MinuteClinic care philosophy.
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¿Qué preguntas le debería hacer a mi farmacéutico sobre mis medicamentos con receta?
 
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Transcripción del video: Hola, me llamo Martha Zavala y soy una farmacéutica de CVS. Entender lo que es su medicamento y cómo puede afectarlo es crucial para su seguridad. Aquí tiene algunas preguntas que le debería hacer a su farmacéutico antes de tomar cualquier nuevo tipo de medicamento. Primero, pregunte el nombre del medicamento, cómo se deletrea, lo que significan las abreviaciones y dónde puede encontrar más información. También, pregunte si hay alternativas genéricas. Usted debería saber lo que se supone que el medicamento hace, cuánto tiempo tomará lograr ese resultado y su efectividad. Asegúrese de que usted sepa como tomar el medicamento y cuántas veces al día necesita tomarlo y si es preferible a una cierta hora del día más que otra. Pregunte si usted tiene otras opciones: qué pasa si usted no lo toma, se salta una dosis o toma demasiado. Pregunte si debería evitar el alcohol, hierbas, alimentos, otros medicamentos o actividades. Siempre sea consciente de los efectos secundarios comunes, y si hay una manera de reducir la posibilidad de desarrollarlos. También, esté seguro de saber para qué efectos secundarios usted debería contactar a un farmacéutico o médico si ocurren. Otras preguntas que usted debería hacer son: ¿puedo tomar este medicamento si quedo embarazada o estoy amamantando? ¿Cuáles son los riesgos asociados con este medicamento? ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de una reacción alérgica? ¿Hay algunos síntomas que requieran ayuda médica de urgencia? ¿Cuáles síntomas sugieren que se debería cambiar la dosis o dejar el medicamento? Usted también debería saber cómo almacenar el medicamento y cuándo es el momento de dejar el medicamento, si se necesita graduar la dosis o qué pasaría si deja de tomarlo como fue recetado. Es importante estar bien informado sobre todos sus medicamentos. En la farmacia CVS, su seguridad es la prioridad número uno. Fuente: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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CVS Specialty Patient Rick And His CareTeam Member Denise Have a Heart to Heart
 
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CVS Specialty patient Rick Postell meets his CVS Specialty CareTeam member Denise for the first time. Denise helps to ensure Rick has the medication and resources he needs to manage his psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. CVS Specialty provides specialty pharmacy services for patients who require treatment for rare or complex conditions. Learn more at https://www.cvsspecialty.com
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CVS Specialty Pharmacist Samir Saleh Connects with his Patients
 
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Pharmacist Samir Saleh discusses how the values of CVS Specialty reflect his own. Samir forms personal connections with his patients and works daily to improve their way of life.
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The Last Receipt Costume: CVS Says #ReceiptYouLater With Digital Receipts
 
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When this CVS customer needed a Halloween costume, he turned to our famously long receipts. What will he do now that CVS offers digital receipts? Watch and find out. Ask a CVS Pharmacy store associate for more information on our new digital receipts. https://www.cvs.com/content/digital-receipt
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Project Health
 
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A CVS/pharmacy preventive health screening program primarily focused on African-American and Hispanic consumers who disproportionately suffer from certain treatable conditions, like high blood pressure and diabetes.
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How do you treat Type 2 Diabetes?
 
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If you have type 2 diabetes, you can manage your condition with diet, exercise, & medication What you should know: •Diet, exercise, and proper medication are treatments •Avoid sugary or high-carbohydrate foods •A pill or insulin shot can also be prescribed Related Videos: •Diabetes videos, http://www.youtube.com/cvspharmacyvideos#g/c/E6F66851947DF3F7 Related Health Articles: •Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes, also called insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder that occurs when your body produces little or no insulin... http://bit.ly/d7s7Vq •Type 2 Diabetes Today, diabetes afflicts over 20 million Americans -- an increase of roughly 14 percent in just the past few years -- and almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. But that doesn't mean it's well understood by most people. One out of three people with Type 2 diabetes isn't aware that they have the condition, and even those who know they have it often aren't sure how to control it... http://bit.ly/d47x1I •Checking Your Blood Sugar By testing your blood sugar regularly, you can track the effectiveness of your medication, make informed decisions about meals and exercise, and head off problems such as high blood sugar or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) before it's too late... http://bit.ly/9bJ3x7 •Diet and Diabetes Can watching my diet help me control my diabetes?... http://bit.ly/bTPoiN Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Freestyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System $74.99 http://bit.ly/bfaucZ Transcript Hi, I'm Usheema Thomas and I'm a CVS pharmacist. If you have type 2 diabetes, you can manage your condition with three important methods: diet, exercise, and the proper medication. A low-fat, balanced diet with lots of fruit, fiber, and vegetables helps many people keep their blood sugar under control, and is especially important for overweight patients. No food is off limits, but indulging in sugary or high-carbohydrate foods, whether it's candy or pasta, can send blood sugar soaring. Anyone with diabetes should plan meals carefully with the help of a registered dietitian or an experienced, certified diabetes educator. Make sure you always get 30-60 minutes of regular daily exercise. Walking, cycling, or swimming can significantly reduce blood sugar, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and blood pressure. Because diet and exercise alone are often not enough to rein in high blood sugar for type 2 diabetics, your doctor may prescribe a pill or an insulin injection that will help lower it. Whichever drug, drug combination, or insulin injection your doctor prescribes, make sure to follow the instructions exactly, and ask your doctor or pharmacist about potential side effects. If you have any questions about these methods, please talk to your CVS pharmacist. We are here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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Avoiding the coverage gap on Medicare Part D
 
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If your drug plan has a coverage gap, you may have trouble meeting your prescription needs What you should know: •Medicare drug plan card can be used during coverage gap •The switch to generic drugs can reduce costs •There are community and pharmaceutical assistance programs Related Videos: •Medicare Videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/F9BC8C72038F2D7F Related Health Articles: • Caregiver: Facing Finances Caring for a loved one isn't just a job. It's a calling. And, all too often, it can also be a financial strain. An ailing mother, father, or spouse can throw your carefully laid plans out the window. There are many different ways to pay for caregiving expenses, though, and you can find a way to help without ending up in the poorhouse...Read More: http://bit.ly/b7aLYV • Healthy Aging 101: Preparing for Your Later Years No matter whether you're thinking about retirement or planning to work for years to come, it's never too early to start preparing for the future...Read More: http://bit.ly/diBc3G Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Medcenter Pill System $69.99 http://bit.ly/ciyp0Z Transcript Hi, I'm Erika Shephard and I'm a CVS pharmacist. If your drug plan has a coverage gap, you might have trouble meeting your prescription needs as a result. However, there are few ways that might help you avoid or delay the gap, so you can keep saving money on your medications. •Make sure you keep using your Medicare drug plan card, even while in the coverage gap. Using your drug plan card ensures that you'll get the drug plan's discounted rates and that the money you spend is counted toward your catastrophic coverage. •Another way you could save money is to consider switching to generics, over-the-counter (OTC), or other lower-cost drugs. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about generic or less expensive brand-name drugs that would work just as well as the ones you're taking now. •Explore national and community-based charitable programs that might offer assistance. Comprehensive information about federal, state, and private assistance programs in your area is available on the Benefits Check Up website. •Look into pharmaceutical assistance programs that may be offered by the manufacturers of the drugs you take. •Look at state pharmaceutical assistance programs to see if you qualify. •You could also apply for the Extra Help benefit by contacting the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. •Additionally, the open enrollment period may be a good opportunity to determine whether an alternate plan that provides gap coverage should be considered. Be sure to ask your pharmacist about what plan may be right for you. I hope these tips help you save money on your medications. Remember, your CVS pharmacist is always happy to answer any of your questions. That's why we're here. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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CVS Health: People, Purpose, Passion
 
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CVS Health is driven by our People, our Purpose and our Passion. Hear from President and CEO Larry Merlo and many other CVS Health executives on what makes CVS Health unique and how we help people on their path to better health. Learn more about CVS Health: http://cvshealth.com/
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Menopause Energy Boosters
 
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Menopause has a multitude of different symptoms. For instance, some herbal remedies, like Black Cohosh, may reduce hot flashes. Also, Valerian can help reduce anxiety and diminish sleep problems. Another option is hormone replacement therapy, which helps to minimize menopause symptoms. In addition, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to help relieve fatigue such as daily exercise, limiting caffeine and alcohol, eating smaller portions and relaxing. Consult your gynecologist if you have any questions or concern about your health. This information is brought to you by The Doctors Prescription for Health, sponsored by CVS/pharmacy. For more health information, please visit www.cvs.com.
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MinuteClinic on Health: Dealing with Motion Sickness
 
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If you or someone in your family suffers from motion sickness you know how it can impact family outings. MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Carol Kramer provides tips to help you stop motion sickness before it starts!
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What are yeast infections?
 
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An infection occurs when there's an imbalance between your body's natural bacteria and yeast What you should know: •Yeast grows in moist areas of your body •Vaginal yeast infection is most common •Eat yogurt with live acidophilus to avoid infection Related Videos: •All Reproductive videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/567E587DA9764A5E •All Menopause videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/CVSPharmacyVideos#grid/user/1F2B47E1BA1DA5B7 Related Health Articles: •Yeast Infections Yeast, or Candida albicans, is a naturally occurring fungus that flourishes in the moist areas of your body: your digestive tract, the folds of your skin, and, in women, the vagina. Normally your body produces enough so-called friendly bacteria to keep yeast in check. But sometimes this balance gets out of whack and the yeast takes over, resulting in an infection. When this happens in the vagina, it's called a vaginal yeast infection...Read More: http://bit.ly/98CMQr Transcript Hi, I'm Kenisha Carr and I'm a CVS pharmacist. Yeast is a naturally occurring fungus that grows in the moist areas of your body including your digestive tract, the folds of your skin, and your vagina. This yeast is usually harmless. Sometimes there's an imbalance between your body's natural bacteria and yeast, and the yeast takes over, resulting in an infection. When this happens in the vagina, it's called a vaginal yeast infection. The most common symptoms of a yeast infection are burning and itching in the vaginal area, thick white discharge, redness and swelling of your vulva, pain or soreness during intercourse, and a burning sensation during urination. Yeast infections are quite common and you're more likely to develop an infection if you're taking antibiotics, you're pregnant, taking birth control pills, have diabetes, or your immune system has been weakened by anything from a cold to chemotherapy. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid a yeast infection. Eat yogurt with live acidophilus. Keep your vaginal area cool and dry, patting with a towel after baths and showers, and wear cotton underwear and pantyhose with a cotton crotch. Avoid wearing tight-fitting pants and never sit around for long in exercise clothing or in a wet bathing suit. Avoid douching; feminine hygiene sprays or powders; and scented tampons or pads. Always wipe front to back after using the bathroom. Use condoms to prevent you from passing yeast back and forth to your partner. I hope these tips were helpful in answering has answered your questions about yeast infections. If you have any other questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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Be The First Tobacco-Free Generation
 
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CVS Health is uniquely positioned to help people on their path to better health, which includes playing a leading role in helping people lead tobacco-free lives. That’s why, through our company and the CVS Health Foundation, we’re investing $50 million and working with the nation’s leading anti-tobacco and youth organizations to support comprehensive education, advocacy, tobacco control and healthy behavior programming to help those who smoke quit and ensure those who don’t never start. By extending our commitment, we can help deliver the first tobacco-free generation. Learn more: http://cvshealth.com/social-responsibility/be-the-first
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Welcome to CVS Specialty
 
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Learn what makes CVS Specialty “special.” Just like your doctor is a specialist in your condition, we’re specialists in the medications that treat your condition. That expertise allows us to offer you more personalized support. And, we make it as convenient as possible to fill, refill and get the medications you need when you need them. While most specialty pharmacies only deliver, with us you have a choice of pickup at any CVS Pharmacy or delivery to your home or any location you choose, at no extra cost.* Get more than medication. Call us today at 1-800-237-2767 or visit CVSspecialty.com *Where allowed by law.
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MinuteClinic on Health: Managing Diabetes
 
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While having diabetes means paying extra attention to your health, it shouldn't keep you from doing the things you love. MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Brittany Silva shares tips on how to keep your blood sugar level stabilized and the importance of A1C testing in effectively managing your condition.
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Tips to earn Double Quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards featuring SuperCouponing.com
 
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Jill Cataldo of SuperCouponing.com shows you how to double your quarterly ExtraBucks® Rewards and why she loves earning double! From September 16 through December 15, ExtraCare members can earn 4% back -- instead of 2% -- on nearly all dollars spent on front store purchases at CVS/pharmacy. It's for a limited time only so visit CVS.com/DoubleBucks to sign up now!
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MinuteClinic on The Doctors: Vaccinations for School Aged Children
 
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On this episode of The Doctors, MinuteClinic family nurse practitioner Meredith Dixon discusses which vaccines are recommended for your school age children. Meningitis, a bacterial infection, and Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, are both potentially deadly diseases that have increased in the past years as vaccinations rates have fallen. In some states, these vaccinations are now required before attending school. For more information on vaccinations, visit www.minuteclinic.com.
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What is Type 2 Diabetes and what causes it?
 
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While the cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown, it's probably a combination of genes & lifestyle What you should know: •Blood sugar in the body remains high •Obese and inactive people are at highest risk •Symptoms cannot be detected in early stages Related Videos: •Diabetes videos, http://www.youtube.com/cvspharmacyvideos#g/c/E6F66851947DF3F7 Related Health Articles: •Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes, also called insulin-dependent diabetes, is a disorder that occurs when your body produces little or no insulin... http://bit.ly/d7s7Vq •Type 2 Diabetes Today, diabetes afflicts over 20 million Americans -- an increase of roughly 14 percent in just the past few years -- and almost everyone knows at least one person who has it. But that doesn't mean it's well understood by most people. One out of three people with Type 2 diabetes isn't aware that they have the condition, and even those who know they have it often aren't sure how to control it... http://bit.ly/d47x1I •Checking Your Blood Sugar By testing your blood sugar regularly, you can track the effectiveness of your medication, make informed decisions about meals and exercise, and head off problems such as high blood sugar or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) before it's too late... http://bit.ly/9bJ3x7 •Diet and Diabetes Can watching my diet help me control my diabetes?... http://bit.ly/bTPoiN Related Products: The following are products sold by CVS/pharmacy that may be of interest to you: Nature Made Diabetes Health Pack $18.49 http://bit.ly/8X2Od3 Transcript Hi, I'm Usheema Thomas and I'm a CVS pharmacist. "Whenever your sugar (or glucose) levels in the blood start to rise, the body goes on "alert." The pancreas releases insulin to signal cells to start taking in the glucose and burning it for energy. In a healthy person, your cells are able to get much-needed fuel using the insulin made by the pancreas, and the body's blood sugar level drops back to normal. However, if you have type 2 diabetes, several problems could affect your body's ability to use the sugar in your blood for energy: the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin, or your cells don't respond to the insulin the way they should, a condition known as insulin resistance. While the exact cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown, experts agree that it's probably a combination of genes and lifestyle. Obese and inactive people are at the highest risk. Also, if you have a family history of the disease, or if you're of African American, Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent, your chances of developing the disease may be higher. And women who have gestational diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Although people in the early stages often don't detect any symptoms, possible symptoms may include increased thirst; frequent urination during the day or night; increased hunger; blurry vision; frequent infections of the skin, gums, or bladder; extremely dry, itchy skin; unexplained weight loss; numbness or tingling in the feet; and slow healing of cuts or bruises. I hope this give you a better understanding of type 2 diabetes. If you have any questions, talk to your CVS pharmacist. We're here to help. Source: CVS Caremark Health Resources
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