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.

November 2017

Safe Travel Tips for Seniors
The Arts and Healthy Aging: How Does Art Affect the Brain?
Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar: Know the Signs
Tips for Managing Holiday Stress and Diabetes

October 2017

Aging and Oral Health Problems: Prevention Tips
Enjoy the Best of Fall with These Healthy Apple Recipes

September 2017

The Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin
What You Need to Know About Sexual Health and Aging
The Importance of Diabetes Support Groups
Diabetes Kit: Your Essential On-The-Go Supplies
Diabetes and Colds and the Flu: Your OTC Medicine Guide
Dealing With Diabetes Burnout

August 2017

Diabetes Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Common Diabetes Symptoms in Women
Learn About Age-Related Vision Changes and How to Treat Them
Social Sports for 65+: The Benefits of Being Active

July 2017

Find These Top Superfoods at Your Local Farmers' Market
Managing Diabetes When You're on a Special Diet
Managing Diabetes Alongside Common Illnesses
The Health Benefits of Having a Pet

June 2017

Shingles Symptoms: Help Prevent the Pain with a Single Shot
Lighten Up Your Summer BBQ with Healthy Grilled Food
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Diabetes-Friendly Desserts for the Summer
Diabetes After Pregnancy: How to Manage What Comes Next

May 2017

Is It a Spring Cold, or Are These Symptoms of Allergies?
Summer Skin Care Tips and Heat Safety
Explaining Diabetes to Loved Ones
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

April 2017

Health Benefits of Swimming
How to Improve Joint Health Throughout the Day
What Is Prediabetes?
Managing Diabetes During Pregnancy

March 2017

The Effects of Aging on Skin
7 Delicious Foods That Lower Blood Sugar
Health Benefits of Positive Thinking
Diabetes and Oral Health

February 2017

Diabetes and Dry Skin: How to Find Relief
Eating with Diabetes: Healthy Sugar Substitutes for Better Baking
The Best Sources of Vitamin D
The Benefits of Probiotics (and a Few Risks)

January 2017

Healthier Alternatives Help You Improve Your Diet Gradually
Tips for Staying Hydrated 24/7
New Things to Try This Year
How to Relax Before Bed: Simple Changes to Your Room and Routine

December 2016

Improving Balance as You Age
Snow Shoveling Tips and Lifting Techniques to Keep Your Back Safe This Winter
5 Delicious Breakfast Foods for Diabetes
The Health Benefits of Fiber

November 2016

The Effects of Alcohol on Older Adults
Juice Up Your Day with a Healthy Morning Routine
Traveling with Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Thanksgiving Meal Planning for Diabetes

October 2016

How to Beat the Winter Blues
Nutrition for Seniors: Eating Well as You Age
5 Healthy Habits to Raise Your Good Cholesterol
Over-the-Counter Relief for Diabetic Hand Disorders

September 2016

Rx Tips to Simplify Your Life and Save on Prescriptions
How to Relieve Back Pain
Smart Grab-and-Go Diabetic Snack Ideas
Diabetes and Exercise: 5 Tips for Easing into Physical Activity

August 2016

7 Essential Foods for Healthy Aging
5 Hobbies for Memory Improvement
How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes and Vision
Diabetes and Vaccinations: Don't Take Chances - Get the Shots You Need

July 2016

Heat-Related Illness: What Seniors Should Know
Diabetes and Depression: What You Probably Didn't Know, Plus Some Good News
20 Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy While Traveling with Diabetes
9 Reasons You May be Lacking Energy

June 2016

Five Common Medication MistakesYou May Be Making
Your Guide to Managing Arthritis Symptoms
Diabetes Weight-Loss Advice You Can Use
Give Your Skin Some Extra TLC

May 2016

The 6 Worst Foods for Your Teeth
Secrets of Successful Exercisers
Diabetes- Eight Tips for Managing Stress
Manage Your Diabetes When Traveling

April 2016

Stay Healthy with Medicare's Wellness Coverage
Take Steps to Ease Your Fear of Falling
The Skinny on Diabetes and Carbohydrates
Neuropathy: When Good Nerves Go Bad

March 2016

Knee Pain? Try These Strategies
Could Those Cold Symptoms Be Allergies?
Five Surprising Things That Affect Your Blood Sugar
Take Control of your Diabetes and Allergies

February 2016

Follow these 5 Golden Rules of Living with Diabetes
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? Understanding the Differences
Make Sure Your Heart Medicines Help, Not Hurt
Is Your Worry Healthy or a Health Hazard?

January 2016

Take Strides Toward Better Health
Heart Risks Rise in Winter, Regardless of Climate
Diabetes-Friendly Snacks - The Tricks to Healthy Eating in the New Year
Diabetes and Depression: Know Your Risk

December 2015

How Can I Avoid Shingles? What If I Have Shingles?
Diabetes Stressing You Out? What You Might Not Know About That Can Help
Are You at Risk of Dehydration?
Tempted by Holiday Treats? How to Have More Fun and Less Food
Talking About Sexual Matters with Your Doctor: Why It's a Good Idea
Thinking About Trying Yoga, Pilates, or Tai Chi? What You Need to Know

November 2015

Diabetes Care When You Are Pregnant
What You Could Be Forgetting in Your Diabetes Care
Your Social Life and Your Health: Surprising Ways They Are Connected
Starting Strength Training: Simple (and Inexpensive!) Ways to Exercise at Home

October 2015

How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes
Surprising Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Sex Life
What You Need to Know About Adverse Medicine Reactions
Unsteady on Your Feet? How to Spot Signs of a Balance Disorder

September 2015

Six Ways Quitting Smoking Improves Your Diabetes and Overall Health
Myths and Facts About Cholesterol and Diabetes
Medication Side Effects: How to Spot and Manage Them
Could Your Leg Pain Be Restless Legs Syndrome?

August 2015

Are You Up-to-Date on Your Vaccinations?
Could You Have a Vitamin Deficiency and Not Know It?
How to Find a Fitness Class or Program That's Right for You
Could Your Digestive Issues Be Caused by Gastroparesis?

July 2015

Surprising Health Issues Caused by Diabetes
My Child Has Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes. Now What?
Solving Sleep Problems: Our Guide to What Works
Exercising When You Have Osteoarthritis: How to Minimize Pain, Maximize Gain

June 2015

Can People with Diabetes Eat Dessert?
Diabetes Exams and Tests You Shouldn't Skip
Are Your Mood Swings a Problem?
Keeping Migraines at Bay: Five Tips to Manage Your Headache Triggers
Do You Know How to Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit? Six Tips to Try
How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Your Plate

May 2015

Food Safety: Is Danger Lurking in Your Kitchen or Refrigerator?
Myths and Facts About Weight Loss Surgery
Prediabetes: The Health Risk Many People Don't Know They Have
Are Your Alcohol Drinking Habits Healthy or a Problem?
Meet Your Food Friend, Fiber
7 Ways to Shake Your Salt Habit

April 2015

Food Labels 101
Type 2 Diabetes: When to Consider Using Insulin
Does Your Child Have ADHD? Common Signs in Children and Teens
Could Sleep Apnea Be Causing Your Tiredness?
Medical Screenings You Should Not Skip
Do’s and Don’ts for Talking to a Friend or Family Member With a Serious Illness

March 2015

Could It Be a Food Allergy?
The Truth about Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance
Strength Training: Your Secret Weapon for Diabetes Management
How Much Do You Know About the Mediterranean Diet? Take This Quick Quiz
Colonoscopy Questions & Answers

February 2015

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Everyone
Easy Breakfasts for Busy People

January 2015

Skin Problem Sleuthing: How to Identify and Solve Common Skin Issues
Simple Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Start Moving
What You Need to Know About Your Medicines
Best Bets for Healthy Bones: Take a Quick Quiz to See If You Know the Facts

December 2014

Plan Ahead to Prevent Holiday Stress
Protect Your Holiday Plans from Hazards
Learning How to Balance Dessert and Diabetes
Happy and Healthy Holidays with Diabetes
Bake a Healthier Pie
Can You Keep Sugar in Check This Holiday Season?

November 2014

Multiple Meds Can be a Prescription for Trouble
For Good Health, Know Your Numbers
How Is Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosed?
Choose the Right Blood Glucose Monitor for You
Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?
Do You Know Your Diabetes Numbers?

October 2014

Diabetes: Why Watch Your Blood Sugar?
Where to Find Diabetes and Other Heath Resources and Support
The ABCs of Medicare Coverage
Seniors & Mammograms: Your Best Bet Against Breast Cancer
5 Steps to Decrease Your Risk for Breast Cancer
Beware of Halloween Costume Accessories

September 2014

Quit Smoking to Boost Your Mood
Don't Take Chances With the Flu
Diabetes: Quitting Smoking
Good Health? It's Worth a Shot
Lend a Hand—And Help Your Health

August 2014

School Lunches: Going Beyond Peanut Butter
Healthy Recipe: Mini Greek Chicken Kabobs
Over 65? You Have a Choice of Flu Vaccines
Be Ready this Flu Season

July 2014

Sharing the News About Your Child's Diabetes
Is That Summer Concert Hazardous to Your Teen's Hearing?
Testosterone Therapy: What Are the Risks?
7 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

June 2014

Give Yourself a Skin Cancer Checkup
Shield Your Skin from the Sun
Tap the Power of Water
What to Do When Heartburn Lingers

May 2014

The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee
Give Your Eyes a Break from the Sun
Sunburn - Tips for Easing the Pain

April 2014

What You Need to Know about Allergies
Decode the Dates on Your Food Labels
Healthy Aging - It's Never Too Late to Start Moving
What You Need to Know About the Pneumonia Vaccine

March 2014

Cleaning Dentures Every Day Helps Keep Bacteria Away
Make Fast Food a Healthy Choice
Avoid an Unplanned Return to the Hospital
Colonoscopy: Five Things to Know About This Lifesaving Test

February 2014

Your Five-Step Program to Age Gracefully
Should Men Treat Low Testosterone?
When Should You Change Your Type 2 Diabetes Treatments?
Counting Sheep May Be Bad for Your Diabetes

January 2014

Get the Right Dose of Exercise
Get Back on Track for the New Year
Long Hours on the Computer Can Be Tough on Your Eyes

December 2013

Asthma? Be Ready for Holiday Challenges
Holidays Can Be Happy and Healthy with Diabetes
Are You Being Kind to Your Kidneys?
Make the Most of Your Sight—Even with Low Vision
'Tis the Season for Safety

November 2013

Is It Memory Loss or Alzheimer's Disease?
Drink with Caution: Diabetes and Alcohol
What Do You Know About Preventing Type 2 Diabetes?
Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?
Swap Your Drink to Control Your Diabetes

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