Fall Health Tips – Flu – Shingles Vaccination – Breast Cancer – Stress

The seasonal shift from summer to fall can be bittersweet twist for many of us in Thorold. Some of us are taking time to switch the clothing in the closets and putting in sweaters and coats. We should also be preparing for cold and flu season, and some need to find ways to cope with allergies.  By taking steps for a healthy lifestyle we can be prepared to handle the piles of leaves or other yardwork. Here are a few health tips from Henderson’s Pharmasave to guide us through the fall season.

Get Ahead of the Flu

Get ahead of the flu this season by:

  • Getting a flu shot
  • Learning the facts on flu prevention
  • Asking your pharmacist about symptom relief

Your pharmacist at Henderson’s Pharmacy is prepared to help 7 days a week..Henderson’s Pharmacy is located at 15 Front St. S., Thorold.  Phone 905-227-2511.

Shingles Vaccination

Approximately 1 in 3 North Americans develop shingles at some point in their life.Most people who get shingles are 50 years of age or older, but it can happen at any age. Protect yourself from shingles pain and complications such as upset stomach, headache, fever, or chills. Health Canada recommends shingles vaccines for everyone over the age of 50. Ask your  pharmacist at Henderson’s Pharmasave about  shingles vaccination. 

Protect your family’s health by making sure your immunizations for vaccine-preventable diseases are up to date.

Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink ribbons are displayed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October to honour survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the fight to defeat breast cancer. You can reduce your risk of breast cancer by staying physically active, eating a well-balanced diet, and limiting alcohol. Speak to your pharmacist at Henderson’s Pharmacy or click here to find out more information on breast health.

Mental Health – Stress

Good coping skills prevent stress from getting us down and help us thrive, even in challenging times. Your pharmacist can provide tips on lifestyle changes and strategies to help you manage stress in healthy ways. Speak with your pharmacist at Henderson’s Pharmacy, open 7 days a week at 15 Front St. S., Thorold. or phone 905-227-2511.

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