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We have many resources and products in our stores that address current health
conditions, weight and diet concerns, beauty and skin care, allergy relief, heart health
and much more. Stop in one of our stores today.

Allergies
Did you know that more than 50 million people in the U.S. are affected? Allergies can
be caused by pollen, mold, pets or certain foods, but the key is to find what triggers
your allergies so they can be treated more effectively. www.aaaai.org/patients/virtual_allegist.

A Healthy Heart
Knowledge of health factors can help each person make positive changes to protect
your heart. Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, manage stress and avoid
tobacco usage. Have your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked often,
especially if age and hereditary factors are involved. For more valuable insight visit the
American Heart Association website: www.americanheart.org.

Weight and Diet
Carrying extra weight has many adverse effects. Learn how to to keep extra weight off
as well as maintain a balanced diet. For more on what you should know on today's
popular diets visit www.nutrition.gov

Skin Care
At every Hometown Pharmacy, you'll find a wide selection of premium skin-care products
as well as support and advice from our pharmacist team. Find information and sunscreen products,
age defying ideas, skin cancer prevention and more. www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/default.htm

Side Effects and Complications
Facing serious side effects, a debilitating disease or supporting a family member or friend
through a difficult medical situation can be overwhelming. When it comes to learning about
medical complications, handling financial arrangements or discovering your legal options,
you may not know where to start. Find help and Patient Advocates at drugwatch.com

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Most Americans With HIV Don't Have Virus Under Control, CDC Says

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:22:44 EST
U.S. experts cite indifference, lack of access to care
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FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:15:17 EST
Experts disagree on whether they are effective for treating spinal inflammation
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Early Puberty Linked to Increased Risk of Depression in Teens

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:48 EST
Researchers find odds raised in both boys and girls developing sooner than peers
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Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your 'Good' Gut Bugs?

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:47 EST
Study suggests class of meds upset healthy balance of bacteria in the gut
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Teens Given Anxiety, Sleep Meds May Be at Risk for Drug Abuse

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:16:45 EST
Study finds illicit drug use more likely after their prescribed medications run out
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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules for Restaurants

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:26:55 EST
The FDA announced new rules Tuesday that require chain restaurants and vending machine operators to post calories for food and drinks on their menus.
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Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:17 EST
But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say
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Yogurt Every Day May Help Keep Diabetes Away

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:15 EST
Study found modest effect against the disease, but experts say overall healthy diet is still best approach
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New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:15:11 EST
Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says
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Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines: Study

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:49 EST
Second study found that providing classroom breakfast didn't improve grades, though longer-term studies are needed
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Obese Employees Miss More Work, Study Finds

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:30 EST
Additional missed days cost U.S. economy more than $8 billion a year, researchers report
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Most Seniors Could Use Statins Under New Guidelines

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:20:26 EST
Many eligible for cholesterol-lowering drugs based on age alone, study finds
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Researchers Find Stem Cells That Help Nails Regenerate

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:44 EST
Normal function helps with growth, but if nail is damaged, cells focus on repair
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FDA Adds 'Boxed Warning' to Devices Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:20 EST
Risk of spreading unsuspected cancers prompted new warnings, agency says
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HHS Formally Moves To Close Loophole Allowing Plans Without Hospital Benefits

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:45:09 EST
The new proposed rule would bar such plans that had once qualified under a federal calculator.
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Eczema Cases Rising Among U.S. Children: Report

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:16:37 EST
For most, proper skin care and topical treatments help, experts say
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Alaska Doctors Overwhelmed By New Federal Rules

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:45:15 EST
The new requirements for electronic medical records and other technological upgrades can be a heavy burden for Alaska 19s small medical practices and aging physician workforce.
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Some Experts Dispute Claims Of Looming Doctor Shortage

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can fill some primary care gaps, but specialists say an aging population will need more intensive care.
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Treating Irregular Heartbeat With Digoxin May Come With Risks

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:20:26 EST
Study finds higher odds for death, hospitalization for patients with atrial fibrillation
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Wall Street Is Bullish On 2015 Obamacare Enrollment

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:45:09 EST
Analysts project that 11 million people will sign up in 2015 14 and more will be younger and healthier.
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Why Can 19t I Stop Eating? How to Curb Compulsive Eating

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:30:33 EST
Compulsive overeating, why it happens, and how to get it under control.
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Restroom Hand Dryers Spread More Germs Than Paper Towels, Study Finds

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:15:37 EST
Bacteria counts in the air around the machines far exceeded those around paper dispensers
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Housecleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:26 EST
Allergy and asthma symptoms getting you down? Take control with these simple cleaning strategies.
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Will Moving Help My Child's Allergies?

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:07:38 EST
Switching locations might be tempting, WebMD's allergy expert says, but it's not guaranteed to bring relief.
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Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment So Successful in Kids That Trial Is Halted

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:15:39 EST
Hydroxyurea pills worked as well as transfusions in reducing stroke risk, researchers report
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Peanut Protein in Dust May Raise Allergy Risk

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:05:50 EST
Babies exposed to traces of peanut protein in house dust may have a higher risk of peanut allergy, researchers say.
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Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:28:47 EST
In 2003, the FDA approved synthetic human growth hormones for kids who are healthy and not low in growth hormone but might wind up shorter than 97% of their peers -- a condition termed idiopathic short stature.
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Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:37 EST
Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk
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Senior-to-Senior Aggression Common in U.S. Nursing Homes

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:27 EST
Up to one in five residents involved in unpleasant, sometimes inappropriate confrontations, N.Y. study suggests
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Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:15:22 EST
Get vaccinated, health experts say, because it takes about two weeks for protection to kick in
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A Quarter Of Uninsured Say They Can 19t Afford To Buy Coverage

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:45:23 EST
Poll finds that the high cost was the biggest obstacle noted by Americans who lack insurance and don 19t expect to buy it next year. About half of the uninsured hope to get coverage in 2015.
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Sleep Off Addiction to Cigarettes?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:26:54 EST
Bad smells during sleep may teach smokers to dislike cigarettes and help them cut back, a new study hints.
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FDA Approves 'Abuse-Resistant' Narcotic Painkiller

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:21:12 EST
Agency says it's latest step in curbing epidemic of addiction to drugs such as Oxycontin, Vicodin
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Exercise Might Not Help Some Type 2 Diabetics Control Their Blood Sugar

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:26 EST
Study suggests that about 20 percent of patients carry 'exercise-resistant' genes
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Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren't Alcoholics: CDC

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:16:11 EST
But raising price of alcohol and limiting sales could help curb excessive drinking, researchers say
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Testosterone Plays Minor Role in Older Women's Sex Lives, Study Finds

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:15:28 EST
Quality of relationships may have more impact on libido
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Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST
Half of Adults Could be Overweight by 2030: Report
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Gel Implant Might Help Fight Heart Failure

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:16:38 EST
New treatment strengthens heart walls, researchers say, but skeptics remain
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1 in 5 U.S. Adults Dealt With a Mental Illness in 2013

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:16:13 EST
Federal official urges people to seek treatment to 'restore their well-being'
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Could Your Job Help Preserve Your Aging Brain?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:48 EST
Mentally stimulating work may keep your mind sharp, research says
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A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:28 EST
Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say
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Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:21 EST
Baby Strollers Recalled; Finger Amputation Risk
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Laser Used to Remove Tattoos May Help Reduce Acne Scars

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:15:18 EST
Small study found it improved skin with shorter recovery time than seen with another type of laser
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Costly Hepatitis C Treatments Help Drive 12 Percent Drug Spending Jump

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:45:08 EST
Increases are expected to moderate as more brand-name drug patents expire and the impact of the liver disease treatments lessens.
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U.S. Seniors' Health Poorest, Global Survey Shows

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:21:35 EST
Commonwealth Fund report reveals stark comparison to 10 industrialized countries with universal health coverage
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Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:55 EST
Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said
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Type 1 Diabetes Lowered Survival in Study

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:20:44 EST
Better blood sugar management helped, but risk during 14-year period was still doubled
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'Wireless' Pacemaker Working Well So Far, Researchers Say

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:15:29 EST
Small, manufacturer-funded study of tiny device reports no complications
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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Show Promise

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 15:08:27 EST
Lowering cholesterol in new ways -- potentially to unheard-of levels -- was a big topic of discussion at this week's American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. Experts say they're most excited about two drug trials.
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3-D Model of Heart May Help Surgeons Fix Defects

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:16:07 EST
New technology might make for better-prepared doctors, 'fewer surprises' in the OR, experts say
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