Dealing With Allergies In The Fall @MinuteClinic #Ad

    Over the past two months, my son has been sick on and off with what we though was just a back to school cold.  It turns out that the change of seasons has triggered his allergies and caused him to be congested and just generally feeling miserable.  Many people don't know that while a cold will typically clear up within 7-10 days, allergy symptoms can linger for weeks or even months.  Believe it or not, there are more allergy triggers in the fall.     The symptoms for all allergies are the same, regardless of whether they present themselves in the spring or fall. Itchy eyes, sneezing, runny nose, headache, sinus pressure are some of the more common ones.  Allergy triggers that arise during the fall include weed pollens, like ragweed and mold allergies.       Certain foods like bananas, melon and zucchini can also be a trigger for those allergic to ragweed.  Dust mites are a common allergen during this time as well. When … [Read more...]

Send Your Kids Back To School Healthy! #GoBackHealthy @MinuteClinic #Ad

    Back to school is right around the corner here in New York City.  It's about a little over a week away, to be exact.  This year, my sons are entering fifth and eighth grade so we are fully committed to having both our kids in middle school.  It's so important that they start the school year off on the right foot so we are making sure that they have all of the vaccines that are required for their age.  Some of the back to school vaccines that schools require for kids their age are the Meningitis, Pertussis and HPV vaccines.    The meningitis vaccine protects against meningococcal disease, which is a serious bacterial illness. Many colleges and boarding schools require it to protect students living in dorms. It is recommended that 11–12 year olds be vaccinated with meningococcal conjugate vaccine with a booster dose given at age 16.  Since my older son just turned thirteen in June, he received this vaccine for school before his … [Read more...]

Find The Cure For The Common Wait At MinuteClinic! @MinuteClinic #Ad

     Let's face it, most of us are running around from place to place trying to get everything accomplished throughout the day.  In our home, we are always juggling a number of different responsibilities so when one of us gets sick, it definitely throws a monkey wrench into the program.       These days, we want to be seen by a doctor right away so we really appreciate the convenience of being able access health care effortlessly.  MinuteClinic now offers the cure for the common wait!    The walk-in medical clinics at more than 1,100 CVS Pharmacy stores in your state -- and 32 others and the District of Columbia -- have a new digital tool to curb waits and make health care more accessible and convenient.     At MinuteClinic.com, you now have the option to observe wait times and get in line ahead of time from the convenience of your computer or smartphone...all before arriving at the clinic.  As you can … [Read more...]

How Can You Get Allergy Relief? @MinuteClinic #SneezeFreeSpring @CVS_Extra #Partner

    Did you know that 35 million Americans suffer from allergies and don’t even know it?  In our home, most of us suffer from seasonal allergies so we know exactly what is causing our stuffy noses and itchy eyes.  Allergies are a result of the body's hypersensitivity to substances in the environment.  Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions.     Seasonal allergies are a reaction to small airborne substances. These allergens are small proteins that usually float around in the spring, summer and fall.  Due to this, allergies may last weeks or even months.  Luckily, Symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. Nasal saline, decongestants and over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines are helpful tools for  relieving symptoms as well.    If you are suffering from allergies, don't despair because MinuteClinic has plenty of relief options at your disposal!  Their knowledgeable and trained nurse practitioners and physicians assistants … [Read more...]

Focus On A New, Improved You For The New Year! @MinuteClinic #HealthYourself @CVS_Extra #Ad

    This is definitely the time of year when everyone is focusing on their New Year's resolutions.  After all, a new year means new beginnings and we all want to start off on the right foot.  Most people's resolutions revolve around becoming healthier, looking better, or just being more fit.  MinuteClinic has all of the support that you will need in the new year to focus on a new, improved you.     Weight loss is something that is definitely a goal for most of us.  Since finding out that I was diabetic last year, I have lost almost 80 pounds and it has certainly made a big difference in the way that I feel and the way that I look.  MinuteClinic’s Weight Loss Program is offered in partnership with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet which is ranked #1 overall by U.S. News & World Report 4 years in a row!    Losing weight can be extremely difficult since it requires a complete lifestyle change and the modification of your eating habits.  That is why I really … [Read more...]