health and wellness

Walmart offers customers health solutions

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is again using its scale to bolster health care. The retailer has begun an initiative focusing on preventive care and supporting overall well-being across its entire assortment — in stores and online — through events, education, and an expanded assortment of products and services. For the second year, Walmart is working

Walmart plans ‘America’s biggest health fair’

Walmart plans ‘America’s biggest health fair’

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — This Saturday, Walmart plans to hold what it calls “America’s biggest health fair.” The retail giant said Tuesday that it will offer free blood glucose, blood pressure and vision screenings along with product samples and health insurance information at more than 4,400 stores nationwide on Oct. 10. Over 10,000 Walmart pharmacists also

How big data will disrupt role of community pharmacy

Can retail pharmacies beat other players to patient ­intimacy? Many pharmacy retailers understand that big data can improve business operations, enabling intimate consumer engagement and thereby driving bigger baskets and more door turns, along with healthier customers and margins. They see impacts almost completely confined to the income statement. Too few grasp the strategic ability

Helping consumers navigate the wild world of health apps

The Wild West never lacked for traveling salesmen pushing the newest elixir or snake oil to solve all your medical maladies. Fever? Take this! Stomach pains? Here’s the cure! As the health and medical fields matured, however, the playing field was leveled as trusted information became available through doctors, textbooks and other channels. The snake