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No one wants to get sick, especially with the flu!  So, how can we protect ourselves this year from illness?  There are some key factors the CDC recommends, which are very simple; however, we sometimes forget to do the most basic recommendations. 

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

1. Avoid close contact.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

2. Stay home when you are sick.

If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

3. Cover your mouth and nose.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

4. Clean your hands.

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

6. Practice other good health habits.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

For additional information on how to protect yourself from the flu, contact our pharmacists or visit the CDC’s website, www.cdc.org.

 

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New Pharmacy Services

We have finally made it through our new computer software installation and whoa was it a challenge for us and we know for you as well.  First, we'd like to thank you all for your continued patience as we have been familiarizing ourselves with our new system. Second, we'd like to get the word out about some services we are excited to offer now, and we hope you enjoy the convenience and simplicity of these new services too!

We now offer ONLINE REFILLS!  Create your online profile by clicking over to the prescription refill link.  Refill your prescriptions, check the status of your prescription refills, view and edit your patient profile any day or night!  After you've setup your profile, request that you receive a text message or phone call when your prescription is ready for pickup. Now, you are able to refill your prescriptions quickly and know exactly when those prescriptions are ready for pickup without any additional phone calls. 

COMING SOON... prescription refills via a free mobile app!  In the next 60 days we will announce the launch of our new mobile app.  This will allow for you to submit refills and view your profile quickly on your mobile phone! 

Also, click over to Our Program page and click on MedEasy!  This is a new program we are offer, allowing us to automatically refills your prescriptions and synch your medications to be filled on the same day every month!   If you're interested in participating in our MedEasy Program, let us know! 

We are also looking for some pharmacy testimonies for our new website.  If you would like to leave us a testimony, you can email it to ccrawford@medicenterpharmacy.com. 

We are excited about these new services and hope you enjoy them too.  Let us know what you think about the online portal and text message notifications on our Facebook page

 

 
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