Bath Safety Month!

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ByLehan Drugs

Did you know January is National Bath Safety Month?  If you are in need of Bath Safety equipment, Lehan’s will being have a 15% off sale all month long!  Check out the stats below to find out why bath safety equipment is so important!  Stop in to 1407 S. 4th St. or call 815-758-0911 for more information!


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4th Annual Women’s Health Week!

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ByLehan Drugs

Join us for our 4th Annual Women’s Health Week from October 27th – October 31st!  As always we will have a week full of exciting sales and events!


Monday 10/27:

  • 20% off hats, scarves and turbans
  • Come sign our Inspirational Board for those battling cancer.  All participants will receive a free gift!

Tuesday 10/28 LEG HEALTH DAY!

  • Free non-invasive leg vein screening
  • Oct 15-31th, 15-25% off all compression socks/stockings, plus a raffle to win free compression stockings!

Wednesday 10/29:

  • 10:30am, Jo Cessna, Healthy Culinary Instructor from Kish Community Wellness, will speak to patients, caregivers, and friends about healthy eating.
  • 11am-1pm, FREE seated chair massages!

Thursday 10/30:

  • 10:30am-4pm, Bra Fit Day with Amoena.
  • 25% off all bras/camisoles, swim forms, and Amoena activewear
  • 50% off all swimwear!

Friday 10/31:

  • Wear PINK into the store and receive 20% off one item in the Women’s Health Dept & Boutique!
  • Come in and have your photo taken in our photo booth
  • Ugly bra contest winner will be announced at 4pm


Have questions?  Give us a call at 815-758-0911 for more information!



Men’s Health Update

In CategoryHealth News, In the Media, Lehan Drugs News, Pharmacy
ByLehan Drugs

Lehan’s Drugs is excited to announce a FREE patient education seminar on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 focused specifically on men’s health issues.  We are dedicated to providing you with information to improve your quality of life.  Please join us for this exciting event!  We have a special guest that has dedicated his medical practice to treating Men’s Health issues:

Dr. Joseph Banno, M.D. is the nation’s leading Men’s Health urologist from Peoria, Illinois.  He is a senior partner in a multi-specialty urology practice called Midwest Urology Group.  Over the past 35 year, Dr. Banno has developed a Men’s Health specialty clinic and continues to educate patients on ways to improve their quality of life.  He treats all aspects of erectile dysfunction and offers satisfactory solutions including a minimally invasive procedure with a guaranteed erection every time!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Banno to DeKalb!

Dr. Banno

What:  Men’s Health update

Topics include:  Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and low testosterone (low-T)

When: September 18th, 2014

5:30 registration | 6:00 presentation 

Where:  1407 South Fourth St., DeKalb IL

Call: 309 202 3547 or email to reserve your spot

A patient advocate will be present to discuss his personal story and how finding a solution to his men’s health issues changed his life.

Please RSVP to reserve your spot!

Customer Appreciation Day!

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ByLehan Drugs

Join us on Thursday, August 14th from 10am-3pm for our Customer Appreciation Day!  Enjoy lunch provided by Inboden’s and other great events/sales!

  • HUGE sale on used home medical equipment!

  • 20% off all compression

  • 1 Day Sale on all Lift Chairs (30% OFF!)

  • Blood pressure checks by Kish Health

  • Buy 2 get 1 free on all Skin Care lines!


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EPIC Breastfeeding Giveaway! Use #breastpump to follow

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ByLehan Drugs

In honor and celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2014 and National Breastfeeding Month, we are pleased to bring you an awesome Twitter Party event AND Giveaway to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and breast pumping.  Join us on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 8 – 10pm ET at to talk all things breastfeeding and pumping; we’ll help you learn how to get a pump on your insurance and tackle any questions you have about breastfeeding in general! To accompany the event, we’re giving away an EPIC prize package of breastfeeding and pumping products.  One winner will TAKE ALL!

Epic Breastfeeding Giveaway – Prize Package All for ONE Lucky Winner, Worth a Whopping $1,400!!! 

1. Medela Freestyle Breast Pump, Provided by Lehan’s Drugs (Value $400)

2. Sarah Wells “Maddy” Breast Pump Bag (Value $145)

3. Garden of Life Organic Meal Replacements and Pre-Natal Vitamins (Value $150)

4. Medela Breastpumping Accessories (Value $100)

5. Badger Organic Sunscreen and Balms (Value $100)

6. Nuroo Pocket Shirt and Swaddler (Value $100)

7. SwimZip, Giftcard for Breastfeeding-Friendly Swimwear (Value $50)

8. Milk It Kit, 80 Milk Labels and “Will Cry Over Spilled Milk” Onesie (Value $48)

9. Pumpin’ Pal Super Shields (Set of 3 Sizes) and Air Dry Accessories Bag (Value $38.95)

10. Snugabell PumpEase Hands-Free Pumping Bra, Galaxie Black, Size M (Value $38)

11. CoverMyHeart Nursing Cover (Value $29.95)

12. Milkies Milk-Saver Breast Milk Collector Storage, Provided by Fair Haven Health (Value $27.95)

13. Nizo Wear Nursing Bra (Value $26.99)

14. Milkin’ Cookies Lactation Cookies (Value $21.99)

15. Milkies Freeze Breast Milk Storage and Organization, Provided by Fair Haven Health (Value $19.95)

16. Milkies Nursing Blend Breastfeeding Supplement, Provided by Fair Haven Health (Value $19.95)

17. Our Lady of La Leche Tea by Birds and Bees Teas (Value $18)

18. ChafeStop by Loveys (Value $17.99)

19. Milkies Nipple Nurture Balm, Provided by Fair Haven Health (Value $8.95)

20. Gentle Goodnight Sleep Method Book (w/Support for Breastfeeding Moms) (Value $8.99)

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Meet Molly!

In CategoryAffordable Care Act, Health News, In the Media, Lehan Drugs News
ByLehan Drugs

Hello new and expecting mommies! My name is Molly Lamansky and I am happy to announce that I am your new Certified Lactation Specialist! I am currently studying communicative disorders with an emphasis in speech language pathology at Northern Illinois University. I have one more year of my undergraduate degree and then I’ll jump right in to my master’s once I graduate in May 2015.

Initially my passion was to one-day work with the pediatric population with infants who have swallowing difficulties and to help correct any issues that might arise. When I started working in the Mommy and Baby department last year I realized that I have a new passion.  I want to not only help infants with swallowing disorders, but also to help both babies and moms with breast-feeding any way I can.

Walking into the conference room at the hotel where the Certified Lactation Specialist course was held was a little intimidating! I was one of 29 women there for the class, the youngest, and the only one who wasn’t established in my set career. So there was a little bit of a learning curve. But I tried not to be too nervous and just soak in all the amazing knowledge that was given to me. It was one of, if not the best class I have ever taken! I learned SO much in those five short days and I am so grateful not only the to Lehan family but also a close friend at the store who helped me be able to attend; also to my own family for helping me study and keeping me going. It was such a wonderful learning experience and I am so glad I was able to do it!

I am excited to be here at Lehan Drugs showing new moms how to use their pumps, answer questions, and be there to support day or night (with a new baby parents might be up a little late!) Thank you for the opportunity to be able to work with all you new mommies and I can’t wait to meet you!

Meet Patricia!

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ByLehan Drugs

My name is Patricia, and chances are if you have filled out the breast pump insurance form online you have probably received at least one email from me. I am the person that calls your insurance, works out what your benefits will be, and lets you know all of your pump options. If the information you receive from me is overwhelming (and I know there is A LOT of it), one of my favorite parts of the job is talking to you and finding out how you will be using your pump and what you will need to successfully breastfeed and pump. I have just started on the path to become a lactation consultant in order to be able to answer more of your questions and hopefully be able to help you meet your own breastfeeding goals. I am the mom of two wild, rowdy, crazy, lovable boys ages 5 and 2. Their births and breastfeeding journeys were as different as their personalities, and I feel like that gives me a unique insight into finding out what will work for you.

Patricia Family


With my first son I went into the hospital for an incredibly drawn out 3 day induction. He stubbornly stayed high until the doctor said he would give us one more hour and then we would need to get ready for a C-section if he didn’t move – 45 minutes later we were ready to push. I pushed for 2 hours and he stayed stubbornly where he was until the doctor said he would give me 3 more pushes before we would have to introduce the vacuum to help get him out – on the 3rd push he was here. Five years later he is still as stubborn as ever, waiting until the absolute last minute before doing anything you ask of him. He and I had a rough start to breastfeeding, with my milk coming in slowly due to the long induction and he had a tongue-tie that caused a painful latch. I recall sitting on the couch curling my toes in pain when he latched for the first few weeks until my incredible lactation consultant figured out what was wrong and how to fix it. Eventually we settled in and I still smile when I remember the first time I woke up in the rocking chair because there was no pain and we both fell asleep during his nighttime feeding. I nursed at home and pumped while working full time for the entire first year. I became intimately familiar with my pump, using it 4 or more times per day 5 and sometimes 6 days per week for an entire year. I was so glad to put it away when the time came, but I found that as much as I hated pumping, I missed having the time to sit quietly and think about my baby without the outside world interrupting for small periods of time throughout the day. We continued breastfeeding until he was 15 months old, and I cherished the time we spent together.

With my second son I was home alone with my then-3yr old while my husband was out golfing with his buddies when my water broke 6 weeks early. After a scramble to get someone to take the 3 year old we were on our way to the hospital. Just a few short hours and only TWO pushes on ONE contraction our impatient little guy arrived. We were incredibly blessed to have him come into the world pink, healthy and crying. He went to the NICU for observation overnight and got to come back to my room to stay the very next day. We had been prepared by everyone during the delivery to expect an extended stay, but he got to come home right away. My super curious little guy is still always in a hurry to get to the next step. Breastfeeding with my youngest was as different as night and day. He latched like a champ and surprised the LC and the NICU nurses with how vigorously he fed, even though preemie boys tend to be lazy…at 6lbs 14oz, though, he was the largest preemie in the NICU, so that may have had something to do with it! He nursed well and I never experienced the pain that I felt with his big brother, my production was up and I actually donated some milk to a friend that needed a little extra. Everything was going so well, but then…I had a major medical problem that required me to be put on medication that was not considered safe for breastfeeding when my baby was a little over 6 months old. Again, my local breastfeeding support group and circle of friends leapt to action to help me take care of my babies and come to terms with needing to wean early.

I have learned a lot from my breastfeeding journey – how it was supposed to feel when baby was latched correctly, how to laugh at myself (and my baby when he is surprised with milk on his face because he unlatches mid feed), that you can actually pump into a sandwich bag taped to your bottle connectors if you forgot your bottles and milk storage bags at home, how to nurse more discreetly in public without a cover than I ever did with one, how to nurse a toddler while he tries to climb up the back of the couch, and most importantly that there is no such thing as a plan with kids; they keep you guessing pretty much from day one. I hope to be able to use my experiences to help you with any questions you may have about pumping or breastfeeding in general. Please don’t hesitate to ask. I look forward to working with you to help make your breastfeeding and pumping experience a success!

Health and Wellness Night!

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Join us on Thursday, May 1st from 6-8pm for a Lehan’s Health and Wellness night!  The first 20 attendees will receive FREE pedometers and there is no cost to attend!  Learn more about:


  • Vitamins: What are the essential vitamin supplements you need for an active lifestyle?  Presented by Lehan’s Pharmacist, Karen Kuhn.
  • Juicing: The in’s and out’s of extracting nutrients from fruits and vegetables through juicing!  Presented by DJ Larson from Lehan Drugs.
  • Garden of Life: Preview the new line of organic health products featured at Lehan Drugs.  Presented by Bobby Larson from Lehan Drugs.
  • Body Fat Analysis: Find out your body fat percentage! Performed by Ray Binkowski and staff from Fitworkz.
  • Food Shopping: Tips and tricks of shopping healthy.  Presented by Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt RD, LDN
  • Footwear: Find the correct footwear to fit your lifestyle.  Presented by Dick Pond!


We hope to see you there!  Have questions?  Give us a call at 815-758-0911 to find out more!


Yours in Health,

The Staff @ Lehan’s


Cold and Flu Season is Here!

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“Don’t forget your hat! You’ll catch a cold!” We can all remember our mother or fathers reminding us to bundle up during the winter season. As the temperatures drop, the incidence of colds and flus inevitably rises, but why?

Many people believe that they can catch a cold or flu simply by being underdressed in winter, but this is not the case. The common cold and influenza (also known as “the flu”) are viral infections caused by tiny organisms. An infected person can spread these diseases through droplets in the air when he or she sneezes or coughs. While the common cold is generally a mild annoyance, influenza can be deadly, especially in the elderly and children. As always, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatment. With a proactive approach, anyone can take steps to prevent the common cold and influenza.

Get Vaccinated
Despite the myths you may have read on Facebook, Flu vaccines are safe and effective. Flu vaccines prepare your immune system for the most common strains of flu which allows your body to fight off the flu before you ever get sick. The CDC recommends annual vaccination for those aged 6 months or more.

Much misinformation surrounds the flu shot so here are a few quick myths exposed:

v  The flu shot will get me sick.

  • No! The flu vaccine contains a inactivated(dead) version of the influenza virus that cannot cause a case of influenza. The most common side effects of the shot are a sore arm and mild aches and pains which last for a day or two. These can be helped by taking a pain reliever such as Tylenol.

v  The flu shot causes Autism.

  • No! There has been absolutely no legitimate scientific research to support this idea.


Hand Washing

Our hands are the tools with which we manipulate our world. We touch doorknobs, shake hands with others, and type on public computers. The cold and flu viruses often enter our bodies when we touch something covered in germs and then rub our eyes, nose, or mouths. Attempting to not touch things which may contain the cold or flu viruses is an exercise in futility so we must use the next best thing: hand washing. Washing one’s hands often is not only extremely simple but also the single most important method for preventing cold and flu. Following a couple easy rules will ensure you are washing your hands effectively:


v  Whenever possible, wash your hands with regular soap and water. Do not fall for commercials and advertising. Antibacterial soaps have not shown any superiority over regular soap and water and can actually influence bacterial resistance. Using antibacterial alcohol-based hand sanitizer is ok when soap and water are not available.

v  Many people do not wash their hands correctly. When washing hands, use warm water and enough soap to form a rich lather. Rub your hands together for at least twenty seconds and make sure you get the front and back of both hands and in between the fingers. Sing the “Happy Birthday” song to yourself twice as you wash your hands. Once you are finished you will know you are done.


v  Wash your hands often. Especially:

  • After using the toilet
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • After handling food
  • Before you eat
  • After touching garbage
  • After sneezing or coughing

Follow these simple rules for hand washing and you will greatly reduce your chance of catching the cold or flu during the winter.


Build Up Your Immune System Naturally

                A healthy immune system can often fight off cold and flu viruses before they are able to make you sick. Here are a couple easy steps to boost your immune system naturally.


v  Eat a healthy diet.

  • Food is the fuel that feeds your body. Employing a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats will ensure your body is getting the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to ramp up your immune system.

v  Stay hydrated.

  • Many people do not drink enough water in the winter because they do not feel as thirsty as they do during the summer when temperatures are high and the weather is humid. Water is the primary molecule making up 60% of the body. Dehydration limits every system in the body, including the immune system. Inadequate fluid intake also dries out the mucosal linings of the respiratory system which limits its ability to trap germs before they get inside your body. The Institute of Medicine recommends 3 liters a day for men and 2.2 liters a day for women.

v  Get some sleep.

  • Although the mechanism is not fully understood, a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggested that people who slept less than eight hours per night on average were nearly three times more likely to come down with the common cold.

v  Supplements might help.

  • Although research varies on immune-boosting supplements like zinc, Echinacea, and vitamin C, some physicians believe these supplements may help shorten the duration of colds and flus. Always talk to your physician or pharmacist before beginning a dietary supplement.

v  Exercising

  • Exercising 20-30 minutes every day invigorates the body and boosts the immune system. A simple, brisk walk around the block is enough to get some blood pumping and boost the immune system.


Illnesses during the winter season can vary from the simple common cold to dangerous influenza; however, with a few preventative measures, anyone can take simple steps to protect themselves during the cold and flu season. Protect your health and you will enjoy a wonderful winter with less chance of getting sick.

Shop Local Cash Mob!

In CategoryLehan Drugs News

For the past several years, we have started a holiday tradition with our employees to encourage them to shop at locally owned businesses in our community.  We provide each employee with $100, all in $2 bills, on the condition that the money is spent at locally owned businesses (i.e. no chain stores, Wal-mart, Target, etc).  We have chosen to use $2 bills as they are unique and not often used in circulation.  We hope that the businesses who receive the $2 bills will, in turn, use them at other local businesses and keep the local economy going! Studies have shown that locally owned businesses keep, on average, up to 3 times as much money in the local community as compared to chain or absentee-owned businesses and we want to support our community!

This year,  we are inviting the community to join our employees for a Shop Local Holiday Cash Mob!  Come to downtown DeKalb (we will do downtown Sycamore next year!) at 1pm, on Sunday, December 15th and we will start you off with a $2 bill, on us, to get you shopping locally!  We will meet in the  parking lot across from the Egyptian Theater at 1pm and will go from there to various local businesses to shop – the Confectionary, Sports of All Sorts, Moxie’s, Cracker Jax, etc. along with grabbing a bite to eat at local restaurants!

We hope to see you there to support our local businesses!!!


~The Team at Lehan’s