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Vaccinations available

August 28, 2016 @ 9:13 AM
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Flu season is nearly upon us and now is a great time to get your flu vaccine.  If you are on Medicare then you may be eligible to get your flu shot for free! Get the shot from your friendly, neighborhood Wender & Roberts Pharmacist. Come in any day during normal business hours. No appointment needed. Don’t delay!

Did you know that Wender & Roberts Pharmacy offers vaccination services including the vaccine for shingles?  Shingles can be very painful and debilitating.  If you have ever had chickenpox then you are at risk.

Click below to learn more about the shingles vaccine or call your Wender & Roberts pharmacist for more information.

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“Diabesity” in America

August 24, 2016 @ 12:55 PM
posted by Wender & Roberts

type-2-diabetesThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 2 out of 5 Americans are now expected to develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. A new study finds that the increase is related to the rise in obesity rate combined with our lengthening lifespans.

Some minority groups are being hit even harder. 50 percent of black women and hispanic men and women will likely develop type 2 diabetes over the course of their adult lives.

Researchers evaluated medical records for over 600,000 people between 1985 to 2011. They found that the lifetime risk of type 2 diabetes increased for the average 20-year-old American man, jumping from nearly 21 percent in the late 1980s to just over 40 percent in 2011. For women, it grew from 27 percent to 40 percent in the same time period. 

The article notes, “Doctors have coined the term ‘diabesity’ to reflect the combined effects of the diabetes and obesity epidemics.”

The good news is that with the improvements in medical treatment, people with type 2 diabetes are living longer.

The key to reversing this trend is better preventative health technics: daily exercise, eating right, and getting enough sleep.

–Source: WebMD’s article “40% of Americans Will Develop Diabetes: CDC”