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The pharmacists and staff at Hometown Pharmacy want to be a resource for you
and your family for the latest news and information on healthy living and wellness. 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. Find out more allergy info at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website.

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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.

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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 the Nutrition.gov website.

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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 at the WebMD website.

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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 the Drug Watch website.

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