Owens Discount Card
Most of us will see rising healthcare costs in 2016. Owens understands that many of our customers are on fixed incomes. Because of this, we’ve created a Preferred Customer Card, designed to help customers substantially save on prescriptions, over the counter items, and medical equipment.
The card is free and easy to obtain. Simply call or come in to your local Owens Healthcare Pharmacy, or call 1-800-MYOWENS (1-800-696-9367) and ask to sign up for the Owens Healthcare Preferred Customer Card.
It’s open enrollment season. While some of us are considering new Medicare prescription plan options, others are choosing new healthcare plans at work, or through Covered California. Managing your healthcare options can be a challenge, but managing your prescriptions doesn’t have to be. While you’re evaluating your options this season, consider simplifying your prescription refills in 2016 and saving money while you’re at it.
2015 Flu Shots Now Available at All Owens Locations
It’s autumn, which means that it’s time to get vaccinated against this year’s influenza virus. Each year, influenza (commonly known as “the Flu”) affects 5% – 20% of Americans. The Flu is spread via tiny airborne droplets that are generated by coughs or sneezes. People who touch surfaces or objects that have the Flu virus on them and then touch their mouth, eyes or nose can also be infected.
Safe Holiday Series Part II: Can Holiday Eating Affect Your Medications?
In our last article, we discussed how consumption of alcohol can affect certain medications. Many may not know, however, that some foods commonly consumed around this time of year may also interact with certain medications.
In general, those being treated for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory bowel diseases (such as Crohn’s disease), digestive disorders (such as Gastroesophageal reflux disease) are likely already conscious of the need for caution and thoughtful food consumption during holiday meals and events. But what about the rest of us?
New Options For “Treating” Your Young Child’s Cough
As parents, we know it can be troubling and frustrating to watch a young child suffer from a cough without being able to do anything to fix the problem. While older children and adults have the option of taking an over the counter cough and cold medication to ease symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against the use of non-prescription cough medicines for children younger than four years of age – primarily due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s safety concerns and lack of evidence about the efficacy those medications in treating symptoms in children under two years of age.
For some time, common wisdom has suggested honey as an effective and natural way to treat a child’s cough. But for infants aged less than one year, honey presents a serious risk of infant botulism.
What’s a parent to do? A new study published last month in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that administering flavored water or pasteurized agave nectar can have a positive effect in ailing children.