Archive for December, 2008


Wannamaker Helping Hands

Wannamaker Helping Hands
for our friends and family at Cheraw Manor

Wannamaker Drug asks you to open your hearts and your wallets for our friends and family at Cheraw Manor.

Some of their residents are in need of the following items:
Ladies Panties (sizes 8-12)
Men’s Boxers (sizes 36-44)
Under T-Shirts (sizes L-XXL)
Thermal Undershirts (sizes L-XXL)
Socks (sizes 9-11)
Hair Brushes and Combs
Fingernail Clippers and Files
Gripper Socks
Hair Pins and Clips
Sweatshirts (size XL-XXL)

Our store will be collecting items for donation this holiday season. At that time, we will be presenting the Manor with the items we have collected so the residents can have an extra special holiday this year. Any contribution you feel you can make would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your kindness!


A New Way For you To Save!

A New Way For you To Save!

Next time you’re in Wannamaker Drug look for the green “Coupon Available” stickers. This sticker indicates that we have a coupon at the front counter for that product. Simply ask the cashier for that product’s coupon, and they will be glad to get it for you. Be sure to take advantage of this new way to save next time you shop at Wannamaker’s!!


Customer Appreciation Day

Customer Appreciation Day and 20 Year Celebration

Wannamaker Drug has been serving the community for over 100 years, and now Chris Bridges has been a part of its history for the last 20. On August 21st, 2008, Wannamaker Drug celebrated its 20th anniversary with Chris Bridges as owner, and it was because of this important milestone that Wannamaker’s held their 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day in August instead of November.

“We appreciate our customers standing by us even through the rise in gas prices, the change in drug plans, and the coming of chain drug stores because wi thout our customers we could not celebrate 20 years of ownership,” said Chris and Lisa Bridges. Keeping with tradition, Wannamaker Drug gave away 1,100 free hot dogs, chips and drinks to the customers and friends of Wannamaker’s. Ms. Gladys Hooks was the receipt of the 1000th hot dog and received the grand prize of a 100 dollar gift certificate to Wannamaker Drug.

“Customer Appreciation day is a special day for us. I enjoyed being able to talk with the customers as they visited the store, and I hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we did,” said Chris Bridges.


“The past 20 years has been a great experience, and the community has really welcomed me. It has been remarkable to see the number of customers, employees, and friends you interact with over 20 years. If the Lord allows me, I look forward to serving for another 20 years.”


What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a bone-thinning disease that could lead to bone fractures. Although older women are more likely to get osteoporosis, older men can get it too, and so can younger people, particularly women. While your bones weaken and thin out as you age, osteoporosis is not a natural part of aging.

Women who have gone through menopause are at greatest risk for osteoporosis because their bodies stop producing estrogen, which protects their bones. There are other factors besides menopause that could increase your risk for osteoporosis:

• Race - being a white or Asian woman
• Bone structure and body weight - being very thin and/or having a small frame
• Cigarette smoking
• Excessive use of alcohol
• Low lifetime calcium intake
• Vitamin D deficiency
• Family history of osteoporosis

Does Osteoporosis Have Symptoms?
Sometimes people with osteoporosis have symptoms, such as back pain or a bone fracture, but usually there are no symptoms. Some people don’t learn they have osteoporosis until their bones get so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes a fracture of a vertebra (bones or cartilage in the spine) to collapse. These collapsed vertebrae then produce symptoms such as severe back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, or other spinal defects.

Preventing Osteoporosis?
The U.S. Surgeon General recommends a three-pronged approach to protect your bones and lower your risk of getting osteoporosis: regular physical activity, regular checkups and screenings, and a healthy diet.

Regular Physical Activity:
Adults should aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. Weight-bearing activities (those that put weight on your skeleton) can help prevent osteoporosis, improve strength and balance, and decrease the risk of falling. Walking, jogging, dancing, yoga, and strength training are examples of weight-bearing activities.

Regular Checkups and Screenings:
It is a good idea to get screened at menopause since that is when bone loss can start to occur. Men and women who have a broken bone after age 50 or have other risk factors should talk to their doctor about a screening. A screening, or bone density test, takes about five minutes and generally involves little to no pain.


A Healthy Diet:
Calcium and vitamin D are essential for strong bones.
Some good sources of calcium are:

• Milk
• Cheese
• Leafy green vegetables
• Soybeans
• Yogurt (regular or frozen)
• Sardines and salmon

Fortified milk also is a good source of vitamin D. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when your skin is exposed to the sun for a few minutes each day.

How is Osteoporosis Treated?
If diagnosed in time, doctors can treat osteoporosis with drugs that help prevent bone loss and rebuild bone, before lifethreatening fractures occur. Getting enough calcium and physical activity are also part of osteoporosis treatment. It is never too early or too late to initiate these measures. But the sooner you take preventative measures, the more likely they are to work.


Developing and maintaining healthy bones is a lifelong undertaking that begins in childhood and continues throughout adulthood. But it’s never too late to improve your health. Living a healthy lifestyle and getting regular checkups can help you prevent osteoporosis and a host of other diseases as you age.