wellness+ Articles

At Rite Aid, we want you to have the information you need to better manage your health and well-being . That’s why we provide wellness+ members with exclusive articles on a variety of topics, from how to prevent seasonal illnesses to what the latest medical news means to you. Check back each month to read the latest updates and learn to take control of your health.

Common Oral Health Problems and How to Treat Them

Post Date: July 2017  |  Category: Health Tips Vitamins & Supplements

Did you know that, between dental treatments and preventive care visits, Americans spent a whopping $117.5 billion on dental care in 2015? Brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled brush and flossing daily can help keep your mouth clean and healthy—and help you avoid costly dental treatments. However, while many oral health problems can be prevented with these seemingly simple practices, many of us struggle to pick up and stick to healthy routines. A 2014 survey found that only four out of 10 adults floss their teeth. It can take a long time to develop healthy habits, but investing in a good oral hygiene routine is essential when it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and avoiding potentially painful—and expensive—oral health conditions. Brush up on your oral care by learning how to treat the symptoms of common problems at home.

Easy, Refreshing Summer Drinks

Post Date: July 2017  |  Category: Health Tips Recipes

The dog days of summer are bound to have you reaching for a cold one, but water can be, well, a little boring, and high-sugar drinks can pack a hefty caloric punch. The answer? Creative, low-calorie, refreshing summer drinks that will keep your taste buds tantalized.

Summer Skin Rash: Prevention and Treatment Tips to Keep Irritations at Bay

Post Date: July 2017  |  Category: Health Tips Skin Care

Summer's warm weather lures us to linger on porches, with weekends full of adventures in the wild. By all means, get out there as much as you can: research shows that time in nature may help improve our health, and may lower our risk of developing depression, obesity, high blood pressure, and more.

Still, time spent outside does carry some risks if you don't take precautions. Heat, bugs, plants, and sun can cause a summer skin rash that can ruin your fun for a time. Fortunately, many over-the-counter products can help you spend time outside safely. By having a summer essentials kit ready to take with you when you head outside and a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home, you'll be prepared for whatever adventures the summer has in store.

These articles are not a substitute for medical advice, and are not intended to treat or cure any disease. Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate. Professional opinions and interpretations of scientific literature may vary. Consult your healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or medication regime.