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National Health Mart Healthy Living Tour stops in Vandalia Oct. 17

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:54 am

The National Health Mart Healthy Living Tour will be stopping at Country Market Pharmacy in Vandalia on Friday, October 17 from 9 a.m.-noon to offer free health screenings for risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, and obesity to the community.
The tour is designed to celebrate local community pharmacists who go above and beyond to serve their communities and is making more than 170 stops across the country this year.
This will also be a great opportunity for people who can’t afford or don’t have healthcare and will make for a fun community story.
The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour is on the road to celebrate and recognize community pharmacists for the important role they play as trusted healthcare providers in their communities—helping to educate and counsel on a variety of conditions that can be better managed with the help of a pharmacist.
Aboard the Health Mart Healthy Living Tour’s 40-foot health screening unit, tour staff will provide complimentary health screenings for risks associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol and obesity.
Now in its fifth year of operation, the Health Mart Healthy Living Tour is aiming to raise awareness of the important role community pharmacists play in the healthcare system, providing broader access to clinical services and medication counseling, which helps improve the quality of care while lowering healthcare costs.  The Health Mart Healthy Living Tour will encourage consumers to initiate healthcare conversations with Health Mart pharmacists who can partner with them for better health.
Through complimentary health screenings at this pharmacy event, tour staff will identify people at risk for various health conditions and encourage them to manage these conditions with help from Health Mart® pharmacists, who advise on ways to reduce medication spending and better understand drug regimens and complications.
Health Mart® recognizes that community pharmacists are essential to the towns and cities where they live and work.