September 2017
   What's Happening this month:

September 2nd -- Double Loyalty Reward Points
September 4th -- Labor Day -- We will be closed for the holiday
September 26th -- Health Fair from 1pm to 4pm at the Hopkins Activity Center
September 30th -- Double Loyalty Reward Points
 
We will start giving Flu Shots in October. The reason that we wait until October is that we want you to be covered for the entire 6 month period in which Flu activity is at its peak. We recommend that you get your Flu shot before the end of November since we start to see Flu cases on the rise in December. Look for more details in the October Newsletter.
Seasonal Spotlight: Nati onal Cholesterol Education Awareness Month

More than 102 million American adults have a high total cholesterol level. Do you know what your cholesterol level is? If not, this is the perfect time to get your cholesterol checked, and to take steps to lower it if it is high. 

Our bodies need cholesterol to function normally, but too much cholesterol can build up in our arteries putting us at risk for heart disease and stroke. A simple blood test can tell you your total cholesterol number, your HDL or "good" cholesterol, your LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides. You should have your cholesterol checked every 5 years, or more often if you have a history of high cholesterol. 

Desirable Cholesterol Levels:

Total cholesterol - Less than 170mg/dL
LDL (bad cholesterol) - Less than 110mg/dL
HDL (good cholesterol) - 35mg/dL or higher
Triglycerides - Less than 150mg/dL

If you have high cholesterol, here are some lifestyle changes you can take to lower it :
  • Eat more fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and whole grains. These foods are low in fat and high in fiber.
  • Get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise 5 days per week.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Don't smoke, or quit if you do.

Supplements that you may consider taking: Omega-3 fish oils, CoQ-10, and Bergamot.

Bergamot contains a unique array of cholesterol-balancing and cardio-protective polyphenolic flavonoids, and is found in our Ortho Molecular line of supplements. If you are already taking a statin drug for your high cholesterol--you may want to consider a CoQ-10 supplement as statin drugs are known to deplete your natural CoQ-10 levels. CoQ-10 contributes to energy production and good health. For optimal CoQ-10 absorption, it must be dissolved and transported within a lipid carrier. The Ortho Molecular CoQ-10 that we carry is in this favorable oil-based soft gel form to maximize your body's absorption of it.

Feel free to speak with any of our Pharmacists about your cholesterol questions. 
 New Product Spotlight
Franklin Eyewear

We recently retained a new vendor--Franklin Eyewear--for our Reading Glasses and Sunglasses. Please take the time to check out the new displays next time you are in the store. These reading glasses are very fashionable and affordable. At the reasonable price of $6.99, you will be able to pick up a couple pair! We have tested many different brands of reading glasses and noticed that there is definitely a quality difference between them. We think you will find these glasses to be very clear and durable with many trendy styles. There is something for everyone from Franklin Eyewear at a fabulous price!
  
The sunglasses come in sporty, trendy and fashion styles and retail for $6.99. The sunglasses also come in polarized and sun-reader versions that retail for just $9.99. Remember that it is important to protect your eyes all year round, not just during the summer. In the winter, the sun's rays are equally as damaging when the sun reflects off of the snow!

These glasses offer great quality at a great price! Check them out.
Join us on social media

Thanks to You the word is spreading.

Did you see the great picture we posted for Throwback Thursday last week? If you're not connected with us on Facebook or Twitter yet, what are you waiting for? Join the fun and connect with us to learn more about what's happening around the store.
 
Also, we would greatly appreciate it if you would rate us on facebook. More and more we're noticing people use online ratings when deciding where to do business and it would really help us if you would share why you shop at Center Drug.
    Gift Gab 

September is here along with cooler weather and fall colors! Stop in and see all the new lines we have for fall, including new fall apparel, home d├ęcor, and gifts. Fall doesn't last long and our fall lines won't either. Stop in soon and see what's new!