Health and Fitness

Mercy, mercy we: Managing stress in traumatic times

August 22, 2014

Are we living in 1964 or 2014? Yes, I am aware it is 2014, but with all that has taken place recently one must wonder. I mean c’mon, it seems like every week we have to hear of or deal with a tragedy that tops the one before. The news, community conversation, social media platforms,… [Read More]

Roundy’s pharmacies make flu shots quick, easy and convenient

August 22, 2014

As the CDC warns that peak flu season is approaching, Roundy’s stores – Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s – are conveniently making flu shots available at all pharmacies, with no appointment needed during all pharmacy operating hours. All Roundy’s pharmacists are certified immunizers and are available to administer the traditional flu vaccine… [Read More]

Five health self-checks every man should do (part 2)

August 20, 2014

A lot can happen between visits to the doctor—especially since more than half of men skip out on their annual physical examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. So we continue our look at signs and self-checks every man should do. Check: your breasts (yes, men, you have them) If you see: One growing. It could mean: Sure, you call them pecs. But they… [Read More]

The Skin Cancer Foundation offers summer sun protection tips for the whole family

August 19, 2014

Summer is here, which means families will spend more time outdoors. During these months the sun’s rays tend to be extremely strong, making proper sun protection essential. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin cancer, which can be dangerous and even deadly. About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 86 percent of melanomas are attributed to UV radiation exposure. “Since skin cancer is highly preventable,… [Read More]

The truth about wearing false lashes

August 18, 2014

By Tyomi Morgan Beauty trends come and go, and currently one of the most popular fads is wearing eyelash extensions. Whether individual lashes or strip lashes applied by a technician, full, bold lashes is a trend that doesn’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. More women than ever in the African American community are… [Read More]

Want to burn calories and reduce risk of heart disease? Stand up!

August 18, 2014

We spend most of our day sitting. We sit during the train, bus or car ride to work. We spend most of the day at work sitting at a desk. We then sit on the train, bus or car ride home. Once we get home, we do more sitting. Excessive sitting has been associated with:… [Read More]

Early sign of kidney disease often ignored, study says Doctors can easily test for excess protein in urine

August 18, 2014

Too much protein in your urine — an early sign of kidney disease and a risk factor for heart disease — often goes undetected and untreated, a new study finds. Researchers also found that many people with this problem, called proteinuria, reported taking common over-the-counter pain medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can harm… [Read More]

Radiation vs. Nutrition (part 1)

August 18, 2014

With health delivery in such chaos and uncertainty, we at Carter Drug Store suggest arming yourselves with the latest up-to- date information, which hopefully will prevent minor problems from escalating into major problems. You and your loved ones deserve the best treatment possible to survive in these difficult times. Recently, the Wall Street Journal published… [Read More]

Purposeful life might be a longer life Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

August 15, 2014

You may live longer if you feel you have a purpose in life, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 6,000 people who were asked if they felt they had a purpose in life and about their relations with others. The participants were then followed for 14 years. During that time, about… [Read More]

Family caregivers: Have a family meeting before a crisis situation

August 15, 2014

Support Network Why have a family meeting? Too often a family meeting is delayed until the older adult has a health or housing relocation crisis. They are frequently held informally through discussion during the holidays or at special family events. However, when family meetings are held because of a crisis or during informal activities, discussion… [Read More]