"Extra" Lifechanger and Walgreens pharmacist Darshana Patel recommends three important steps to stay healthy without seeing a doctor.
#1 Hit a Walgreens for a Walk-In Immunization
Patel said, "Right now there's a pandemic for whooping cough. In 2010 there have been 21,000 cases, and they do recommend immunization for children who are entering 7th grade through 12th."
Stress is one of the leading causes of high blood pressure, and three out of four of us have it. Dr. Mehmet Oz gives us a few simple tips to bring those numbers way down... and add years to your life.
Dr. Oz took "Extra" correspondent AJ Calloway's blood pressure, which was 110 over 75. "That, my friend ,is perfect!" exclaimed the physician. That's the ideal blood pressure. And you know what? If it's 140 over 90, your life expectancy is 8 years shorter than if it's what it is now."
"Extra" Lifechanger and CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg reveals how you can creatively travel and without taking out a second mortgage on your home.
Greenberg says a wise start to planning your travels is online. "Momondon.com searches for over 600 different websites to get you the best fare," he says.
Planning a trip at the right time of the year is also key. "If you can book a trip during September, you get the best weather and the best deals, and you get the best service," Greenberg advises.
This week "Extra" Lifechanger aesthetics Nurse Specialist Jamie Sherrill talks about perfumes.
Nurse Jamie highlights a few of her favorites, including Chanel No. 5, Carnal Flower and Viva La Juicy -- and gives you some tips about finding a signature scent.
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You don't have to wait until October to become aware. Learn how you can become "Breast-Aware" now!
Breast health and awareness is important at all ages, not just after 40. Second to skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women. Every woman needs to know if they are at risk. In recognition of Women's Health Month, here are some easy ways to become more aware of your breasts:
Understand your risk level: Know your family's health history and talk to your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer.
Screenings: Ask your doctor which screening tests are right for you if you are a higher risk. If you're 40 or older, have a mammogram every year. If you're 20 or older, have a clinical breast exam at least every three years.
Know what's normal for you: See your doctor right away if you notice any of the following breast changes:
--Lump, hard knot or thickening
--Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
--Change in size or shape
--Dimpling of puckering of the skin
--Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
Veteran actress Mary Tyler Moore recently underwent successful brain surgery to remove a benign tumor. "Extra" Lifechanger Dr. Neil Martin explains the procedure.
"This kind of tumor is on the lining of the brain, and when it presses against the brain, it can cause seizures, memory loss, numbness, personality changes and blurred vision."
Find out more here -- and why her former co-star, Dick Van Dyke, is thrilled.
Actress, mother and philanthropist Jennifer Garner has teamed up with Frigidaire for the "Save the Children" campaign, which encourages parents to get their kids off the couch and be more active.
Jen believes "it's so important to just get outside with your kids." The mother of two girls, Violet, 5, and Seraphina, 2, spends some of her outdoor time with the family by playing baseball. "I alternate between coach and player," adding -- her batting skills are "not so good. I'm a big fan, but not so good."
Stay tuned all month long and for expert tips and advice on how you can make your health a top priority! And visit Walgreens for all your women's wellness needs!