Ah, winter: Hot, dry indoor air and cold, dry outdoor air. It’s no surprise how easy it is to end up with a nagging cough this time of year. When you’re outside, protect yourself from cold, dry air by covering your nose and mouth with a scarf. If you have asthma, COPD or bronchitis, it is doubly important to make sure that you take all of your prescribed medications. Of course, if your cough … [Read more...] about Beating Winter Coughs: These Tips Can Help Bring Relief
Often people think their vision is fine, but when they get that first pair of glasses or contact lenses, they find out what they have been missing. Possibly improving your eyesight is only one reason to get your eyes checked. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to reliably detect many eye diseases in their early stages. Early treatment can lead to the prevention of some common eye … [Read more...] about Your Eyes: Are You Overdue for a Dilated Eye Exam?
Quitting smoking isn’t easy. But good tools are available. The National Cancer Institute has a “Smoking Quitline” where you can talk to a trained counselor. Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848). There are a number of nicotine-replacement therapies (NRTs) that can help break the urge to smoke. Typically these allow you to gradually taper off on the amount of nicotine you take in until you are … [Read more...] about STOP SMOKING IN 2018! – These Tools Make It Easier
If you’re having winter health issues, Aubrey Pharmacy can help. Here are some of the lesser-known issues that people encounter during the winter months. Arthritis The joint inflammation that causes arthritis can sure get worse during the winter months. Most doctors say their patients come in with much more pain. Barometric pressure rises in winter and creates more joint and spine problems. … [Read more...] about Common Winter Health Issues
Beating Holiday Stress Happy holidays! Shopping done? Menus planned? House decorated? These tips can help reduce the stress that usually arrives, along with the fun, every December. Celebrate tradition but be open to change. As families change, be open to your traditions changing as well. Choose a few to keep and consider creating new ones. Prioritize your time. Friends and colleagues … [Read more...] about December Health Tips: Holiday Stress, Food-Drug, & Driving Awareness
The holiday season is the one time of the year when you really want to feel at your best. Unfortunately, they are also a time for a wide range of health issues - from flu and cold bugs to overindulging. The good news, beyond stopping by Aubrey Pharmacy to get your flu vaccine, there is a lot you can do to stay healthy this holiday season. Here are just a few tips to help you stay healthy during … [Read more...] about Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
Controlling Diabetes Is Critical to Protecting Your Vision Diabetes can cause eye disease that results in any one of a group of conditions, all of which have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness. Among people with diabetes, retinopathy is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness. Diabetic retinopathy involves changes to the blood vessels in the eye’s retina that … [Read more...] about Diabetes and Your Eyes
Is It Time to Update Your Routine? As one ages, it can become harder to maintain proper dental health. Teeth wear down and gums can recede. As you get older, it becomes more important to avoid tobacco and to carefully brush your teeth and floss twice daily to reduce tooth plaque, the likelihood of cavities and gum disease. As we get older, we take more prescription and over-the-counter drugs. … [Read more...] about How Your Dental Health Needs Change with the Years