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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.

Heart Disease Prevention for People With Diabetes

Post Date: February 2019  |  Category: Diabetes Diet & Fitness Heart Health Quit Smoking

Heart disease prevention should be a consideration for every adult, but if you have diabetes, you'll want to pay extra attention to your ticker. While it's still very preventable, diabetes can make you between two and four times more likely to die from heart disease.

Whole Grains for Better Blood Sugar

Post Date: February 2019  |  Category: Diabetes Diet & Fitness

Whether you've been diagnosed with diabetes or you're simply trying to prevent it, you might be paying closer attention to your diet. Since many diet plans recommend cutting down on carbs, there's also a chance that you're avoiding grains. However, not all grain-based foods are the same. Take whole grains for instance. These minimally processed grains are loaded with key nutrients that can be an important part of a healthy diet for type 2 diabetes.

6 Things You Should Do after a High Blood Pressure Diagnosis

Post Date: January 2019  |  Category: Health Tips Senior Health

There's no doubt about it: Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is extremely common—in fact, one out of every three U.S. adults has it. You may be thinking, "But I live a healthy lifestyle, surely I can't be at risk!" Unfortunately, it's not that black and white when it comes to a high blood pressure diagnosis. While living a sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, and operating under a lot of stress are all risk factors, so is your age. Basically, if you're in your 60s and 70s, you're at a higher risk than your younger counterparts for developing hypertension because of your age alone.

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 Advances in medicine may cause this information to become outdated, invalid, or subject to debate.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