Sun Safety

As everyone here in Florida knows, the summer heat is nothing to joke about. With daily temperatures well in the 90s, the wrath of the sun is something to fear. However, if you are prepared you can make sure you are well protected. Some people think that you only need to protect yourself from the sun's rays when at the beach or the pool, but it is very important to protect yourself every day. Click the title for a quiz on your Sun Safety IQ! 

End Alz

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease and the number is expected to reach 16 million by 2050. Currently, there is no cure for the disease but treatments are available for symptoms. Good Neighbor Pharmacy and the Alzheimer's Association have teamed up again to help raise money for research and put and end to Alzheimer's. Last year, Acquaviva's Pharmacy raised the most money in its region for the Alzheimer's Association. Join us this year in the continued fight against Alzheimer's! Click the linked title to learn the facts about Alzheimer's. 

One Cent Sale!

If you need to stock your medicine cabinet or first aid kit, now is the perfect time to do it.  For the entire month of May, we are having a promotion on our over the counter medications. Select items are buy one, get one for just a penny! Take a look at our medication list to see which items are eligible.

Sit Back and Relax

Sunday's are a day for resting and recharging. You can spend the day vegging out on the couch or gearing up for the week ahead. This Sunday take the time to practice these ten techniques to reduce stress. After practicing these tricks, you'll be ready to handle any stressful day life throws at you! Click the link to discover how to combat the craziness of everyday life. 

Natural Remedies with Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years by many cultures to treat mental and physical ailments. For many beginners the realm of essential oils can be quite intimidating. This article has several easy ways that you can put different oils to use. Click the link to learn how they can benefit you. When you're ready to give it a try, stop by Acquaviva's to check out our new line of Nature's Truth essential oils! 

Can You Hear Me Now?

If you are somebody that struggles with hearing loss you are familiar with the difficulties and costs associated with acquiring hearing aids. However, there is some good news! The FDA has issued a statement that promises to significantly change the way people go about getting their hearing aids. Check out this article to read about the new changes and how they might affect you.

National Drug Take Back Day

If you have expired medications laying around and don't know how to dispose of them, you are in luck. The National Take Back Initiative has collection sites in town that you can bring your unwanted medications to be disposed of safely. The day to bring them in is this Saturday, April 29th between 10 am and 2 pm. Click the linked title to head to their website and find the location closest to you!

"Exer-Gaming:" New Trend for Brain Training

According to a study conducted by Florida State University, brain games show little evidence of boosting a persons brain power. Simply using a website or an app on your phone won't help boost your memory power. Instead, it is suggested that people use these brain games in addition to physiical excercise to help strengthen cognition. Click the title to get more information on how you can improve your brain power!

Summer Recipe!

Looking for a delicious, healthy summer meal? This linguine is your answer. Asparagus is in season for summer and adds great nutritional value to this pasta dish. To keep it on the lighter side, the sauce is made with just olive oil and lemon juice for a perfect tang. Not only is it delicious and healthy, but it only takes 20 minutes to prepare!  Click the title to try this yummy recipe!

Better Ways to Exercise

The first day of summer is officially on June 20th, however, I think we can all agree the heat is upon us. What this means for us is more time at the beach and enjoying our pools. The good news is that people can exercise longer in the water without added effort or joint or muscle pain. If you're looking for ways to change up your exercise routine, click the title for new ideas. Oh, and  don't forget your sunscreen!

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

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Alzheimer's is a mysterious disease. People know what it is and what the main symptoms are, but don't know much more. June is Alzheimer's awareness month and it is a great opportunity to become more educated on the disease. Good Neighbor Pharmacy is teaming up with the National Alzheimer's Association to offer resources for people to get as much information as possible. Click the linked title to get some helpful tips and tools on this disease. 

Risk of Stroke Increased by Noncompliance

A new study shows that patients not taking their statin drugs had a much higher risk of suffering a fatal stroke. Adhering to a medication regimen is very important for everyone and especially important for people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Here at Acquaviva's we offer different ways to make taking your medications regularly simple and easy. Click on the title of this post to see the risks involved and possible solutions for making sure you stay on top of your medications! 

Time to Take a Stand Against Insurance Companies Dictating Our Health Care Decisions

Over the past several years patients and pharmacies have become more and more familiar with the term "preferred network," which essentially means your insurance is telling you where you need to go to fill your prescriptions and if you choose to stay at a pharmacy that is not "preferred" they punish you with higher copays, limit you to 30 day supply quantities or refuse to cover your medications. Recently, certain Florida Medicaid Managed Care Networks have decided to restrict their recipients from being able to shop at their local pharmacies. We should no longer allow a non-healthcare provider to determine which doctor or pharmacy we choose, that's the right of the patient. Click the linked arrow next to the title to access the letter Acquaviva's Pharmacy wrote to our Florida government and help us take a stand by signing a petition or calling your elected officials. 

Having Trouble Quitting Smoking?

The start of a new year elicits feelings of having a clean slate. Time to quit those bad habits and begin those resolutions you made. The month is almost over so we find it important to continue offering tips on how to stick to your plan of quitting smoking. This article offers great advice and resources for how to make sure you kick the habit for good!

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

With the gift giving season upon us, it is important to make sure the toys/gifts we give to our loved ones are appropriate and safe. Prevent Blindness America outlines three key suggestions for preventing injury and safe toy use: buying toys based on age recommendations, demonstrating safe use of purchased toy, and adequate supervision of children. See the safe toy checklist in the link for a more in depth look at how and what toys to buy this holiday season and beyond.