New Year, New You!

It’s a new year and your resolutions have likely been set: lose weight, eat better, exercise regularlyjust be a healthier me. There are many ways you can make those goals attainable, one of them being a consultation with your pharmacist.

A pharmacist deals day in and day out with medications, including over-the-counter remedies. So how can their knowledge help make your goals a reality? Numerous supplements are available over the counter that may be beneficial to your health and wellness efforts (as with any medication, always talk to your pharmacist or doctor before starting).

Along with over-the-counter supplements, some people require prescriptions to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart ailments. Pharmacists play a key role in helping these patients understand the effects, help them adhere to their medications and provide beneficial counseling about these prescriptions. They can collaborate with your physician to find the best optionfor you in regards to side effects and/or cost. Many pharmacies also offer immunizations to protect you and your families from illnesses.

Becoming a healthier person can be difficult, but you shouldnt have to do it alone. With the help of a health care professional, you can get proper advice to make your journey a little easier. As you set your goals this year, remember that you can count on your local pharmacist to answer many health-related questions you may have.

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