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ASK ‘DR V.’ ABOUT IMPORTANT MEDICINES TO KEEP ON HAND

TV Host Dr. Yael Varnado, MD, Shares Her Top Suggestions for Staying Healthy During the Cold Season

It’s smart to clean out your medicine cabinet each year. An annual review of prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and hygiene products can help keep us safe and healthy. Expired products won’t work effectively which can end up wasting money, possibly delaying recovery from illness and affecting hygiene. Now, we have trusted health and lifestyle expert, Dr. Yael Varnado, affectionately called “Dr. V,” to show your viewers and listeners where to start with their medicine cabinet makeover. “Dr. V” is a practicing physician at John Hopkins Hospital. She has garnered the respect of her peers, patients, and the public with her blend of passion-driven clinical knowledge. Dr. V will explain why it’s important to regularly check out your medicine cabinet. She will also share important lifestyle changes that are necessary to avoid getting sick.

SOMETHING PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO HAVE IN THEIR MEDICINE CABINET THAT MIGHT SURPRISE US
Well your hair can provide insight into your overall health and wellbeing. Everyone’s hair thins as we age, and some people start to experience it earlier than others. If you think you might be thinning or just want more volume, act early and get started on a regrowth treatment like Rogaine Foam. Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, actually boosts follicle activity so full, thick hair continues to grow.   It’s such an easy addition to your daily grooming or beauty regimen, no matter what time of year. Just apply it once a day for ladies, twice a day for men, to be on your way to more hair! Most people see results in three to six months of regular use. For more information, visit www.rogaine.com

ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR STAYING HEALTHY THIS TIME OF YEAR
I always tell my patients it’s important to incorporate a multivitamin into their everyday routine. I recommend Swisse Wellness, Australia’s Number 1 Vitamin and Supplement brand. They are known for using premium, high-quality ingredients, helping millions of people live happier and healthier lives by incorporating pillars of mindfulness, movement and nutrition into their daily routines.  The Men’s and Women’s Ultivite multivitamins contain not only the vitamins and minerals that you may expect but also a variety of herbs and antioxidants that help maintain energy, mental alertness and provide support during times of stress – something we could all use!  They also recently launched a Children’s multivitamin with 21 vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help support nutrition, cognitive development and a healthy immune system response. A must-have for the whole family! For more information, visit swisse.com

SUGGESTIONS FOR WHEN A COUGH IS COMING ON
I always have cough medicine in my cabinet in case I feel symptoms coming on and my new go to is the new Robitussin Honey. It is the only leading cough brand to combine real, natural honey with proven cough medicine, delivering the honey you want with the relief you need. It’s maximum strength and is available in daytime and nighttime varieties.  Formulated with 19% True Source Certified honey it provides long-lasting relief while soothing and coating the throat on contact. For more information, visit www.robitussin.com