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The week of January 20-27th is National Healthy Weight Week.
We all want to live a healthier lifestyle, but many of us don’t know where to start. Luckily, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle is a marathon, not a sprint. Follow these easy steps from UnityPoint Health to get started.

There’s no place like home for the holidays, and with millions of Americans planning to travel by car this holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll spend some time on the highway.
While you might be thinking about the friends and family, you’re on the way to see, or even what you’re going to eat when you get there; you should be thinking about one other thing: the older drivers on the road with you.

Think it’s too late to “reinvent” yourself?

Think again. According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®, “it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion, or hobby.”

With the summer nearly over, it’s time for parents to go through the yearly routine of back-to-school shopping. From pencils to backpacks to new shoes, it can seem like a mad rush to get everything they need before that much-anticipated first day of school. For new parents and veterans of the school system alike, it can be easy to forget what is usually not on the list at all: medication.

When caring for a loved one, the thought of self-care is often the last thing on your mind. The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel that you’re in over your head or have little control over the situation. If the stress of caregiving is left unchecked, it can take a toll on your health, relationships, and state of mind—eventually leading to caregiver burnout.

Summertime brings warmer weather, backyard barbeques, and most importantly – vacation! Many families choose to plan trips around school summer breaks where the weather is nice and the worry about catching up on schoolwork is nonexistent. While there’s much fun to be had and the memories will last a lifetime, the planning alone can be stressful. Amongst the flurry of packing bathing suites and enough socks for everyone, there’s one item that often gets forgotten: medication.

As women enter different life stages, their healthcare needs change. Be healthier with one, or all, of the steps below! Get the conversation started at your next well-woman - It’s a time to check in on how you’re doing, how you’d like to be doing, and what changes you can make to reach your health goals. In addition to talking with your doctor or nurse about your health, you may also need certain vaccines (shots) and medical tests. You do not need every test every year!

With springtime flowers blooming and warmer weather here to stay, it’s no wonder that the month of May is seen as a time of renewal. As we focus on spring cleaning and summer plans, we shouldn’t forget about revisiting the most important thing of all: our health. This month celebrates National Women’s Health Week – and what better way to renew your spring spirit than to take control of your daily and future healthcare needs?

There’s nothing more important than your health, but it’s easy to get caught up in life and put health on the back burner. That’s why healthcare awareness days, weeks, and months are crucial not just for those living with those issues, but for those who might not be aware of their healthcare risks. May is filled opportunities to observe any health concerns and take action! Pharmacists, you can get in on this too! Take this opportunity to utilize our disease state cards with patients and physicians alike to build the case for the Medicine-On-Time solution.

During the international month of love, make sure you give your own heart some affection. American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends, and communities involved.