wellness+ Articles

At Rite Aid, we want you to have the wellness resources and health information you need to better manage your health and well-being . That’s why we provide wellness+ members with exclusive health, wellness, and beauty 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.

Flu Season Tips: Stay Safe This Season

Post Date: December 2018  |  Category: Diabetes Health Tips Immunizations

If you think the flu is just a bad cold, then it's possible that you haven't actually had the flu—at least not in recent memory. While flu can be mild, more often this highly-contagious virus strikes quickly and with clear symptoms. You might feel just fine and an hour later feel weak, achy, chilled, and feverish. The good news is there's a lot you can do to stay healthy.

Understanding Your Benefits: Medicare Drug Coverage

Post Date: November 2018  |  Category: Medicine Senior Health

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people over 65, comes in many options—each one covering different services. Medicare coverage Parts A, B, C, and D cover various aspects of health care needs, and each costs a separate fee.

Sun-Free Ways to Boost Your Vitamin D

Post Date: November 2018  |  Category: Diet & Fitness Senior Health Vitamins & Supplements

When your body is exposed to sunlight, it produces vitamin D—hence the nickname "sunshine vitamin." As winter approaches and the days get shorter and chillier, people tend to spend more time indoors and cover up when they do go outside. The lack of sun may cause your levels to dip, and could even lead to a deficiency.

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 Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate.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.