Health info for all ages
FROM SERVING THE YOUNG to staying
young, two new books show you the way.
First, imagine a scene: The
family sits down to dinner an d
the kids start grumbling abou t
the peas, spinach or other
“icky” vegetables on the table.
Kids have been known to find
clever ways to hide their
uneaten veggies; Jessica
Seinfeld’s new cookbook,
Deceptively Delicious, shares
ways for adults to disguise
healthful foods in dishes
that kids love.
This cookbook is Seinfeld’s
way of taking on and providing
alternatives to the overprocessed
and sugar-laden foods that parents often turn to when they don’t
know what to make for dinner. Her
tactics include putting spinach in
brownies, puréed cauliflower i n
macaroni and cheese, and kale i n
spaghetti and meatballs. Seinfeld also
discusses portion sizes and other
aspects of nutrition for kids.
Another book out in time for lending a
hand with health-based resolutions comes
from doctors Michael Roizen and Mehmet
Oz. The authors of You: The Owner’s Manual
have tackled a topic that concerns most
You: Staying Young: The
Owner’s Manual for Extending
Your Warranty, sets out to dispel
the belief that physical and mental
decline is a natural part of aging.
The key, they say, is changing one’s
diet and lifestyle to boost the body’s
ability to repair damaged cells.
As in their previous books, the
doctors use interesting factoids,
quizzes and images along with
engaging text and the latest scientific research to show readers
how to slow their rate of aging.
The book covers the biggest myths about aging, the 14
major “agers,” why sleep is
more important than food,
ways to gauge and preserve
mental acuity and other tips
and information to not
only extend one’s life, but
also add quality to it.
Both books are available at Costco.
—Stephanie E. Ponder
IT USED TO BE that if the brightness of
your teeth was dulling, your only choice
was to head to the dentist for an in-office
treatment. Now lots of options are available for use at home. We’re very excited
about a product that is finally being made
available in the United States: i White.
This three-part system whitens, maintains and protects, and is twice as fast and
twice as effective as the current bleaching
products, whitening teeth in 20 minutes
per day for five days.
The i White Light Activated Teeth
Whitening Kit, which includes an i White
Maintenance Stick, i White Toothpaste and
an i White Refill Strip Pack, introduces light
technology in a compact and easy-to-use
mouth tray with foam strips that will
return your teeth to their original, natural
color. Costco.com is the only place that carries the complete kit. C
See your doctor and check out the savings at Costco.
Equivalent Average CMPP
If you’re taking CMPP medications monthly savings
Aciphex Prevacid $40
Avodart Flomax $17
Ambien CR Lunesta $9
Pricing calculated by Costco Pharmacy based on a 30-day supply
Uninsured can save on prescriptions
ANN MOCERINO, a Costco member in
Scottsdale, Arizona, doesn’t have insurance
and was buying her medications out of pocket.
Then the pharmacist at the Scottsdale Costco
told her about a new program that could save
her a significant amount of money.
“He actually told me about it two or three
times before I finally tried it,” says Mocerino.
“Now I save about $20 each trip to the pharmacy. I’m really happy with this benefit and
for his persistence.”
Costco members across the nation are
experiencing the kind of savings Mocerino
enjoys through the Costco Member Prescription Program (CMPP). “This program is
truly novel, and we are excited to help uninsured Costco members save more money on
their prescription medications. There’s no
one else currently offering this kind of benefit for uninsured people in the marketplace,”
says Chris Pierce, who manages the CMPP
The program, created to provide comprehensive prescription drug coverage to uninsured Costco members who have no other
alternative, was launched quietly last summer
in a few warehouses as a test.
Now available across the United States,
the program provides savings on all branded
and generic medications. This enables quali-
fying members and their eligible dependents
to pay less for medications for osteoporosis,
high blood pressure, depression and many
Because of generous manufacturer participation, members receive deeper discounts
at Costco pharmacies right at the register than
they would with discount cards or other
uninsured prescription card programs.
To learn more about the CMPP, go to
costco.com, click on “Pharmacy” and then on
“Costco Member Prescription Program,” or
call toll-free 1-800-806-0129 Monday through
Friday, between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pacific