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Personalized care goes beyond a compound for our pharmacists.
Personalized care goes beyond a compound for our pharmacists.In the fast-paced world of modern medicine, it's all too easy to feel like just another number. Patients often complain about the lack of personalized care they receive, with doctors and pharmacists prioritizing speed and efficiency over individual needs. However, some pharmacists genuinely care and prioritize personalized […]
Brain health supplements have become increasingly popular, with claims that they can improve memory, focus, and overall brain function. However, before you rush out to buy the latest brain-boosting pill, it's essential to understand the truth about these products and why you should think twice before spending your money.
For 30 days in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, many individuals worldwide who practise the Muslim faith refrain from eating or drinking from dawn until dusk in observance of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
You've spent the past few nights staring at the ceiling, thinking about your grocery list, lining up your tasks for the next day, the rest of the week, or obsessing about your problem of the day — but what you want to be doing is sleeping soundly.
Hormones regulate various biological activities, including growth, development, reproduction, energy use and storage, and water and electrolyte balance. They are molecules that act as chemical messengers in the body's endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and are secreted into the blood or other bodily fluids. Most hormones are carried by the circulatory system to different areas, influencing particular cells and organs. ProgesteroneProgesterone is a steroid […]
We always seem to hear more about it in the winter months. Well there is a lot to share, year round actually.Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make. Yes, it’s now understood to be and behave as a hormone.Few foods naturally contain vitamin D, though some foods are fortified, such […]
1. The FLU is much worse than a bad cold.Commonly known as "Flu," influenza is an airways infection caused by the influenza virus. It is easily caught, and spread, and the symptoms are much more serious than cold symptoms.2. Immunization is the most effective preventionThe National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends the flu vaccine for all […]
What is the difference between hemoglobin testing and iron testing?
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body's organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs.The main difference between iron and hemoglobin is that iron is the metal ion […]
This low-dose ophthalmic solution (Lumify 0.025%) will be the first OTC (over-the-counter) brimonidine eye drop available to help relieve red, irritated eyes without a prescription in Canada.Brimonidine is not a new drug, it has been available by prescription for quite some time. It has been used in higher concentrations as a drop/gel for glaucoma or rosacea […]
We have experienced our first full-on global pandemic, so people are prone to panic or to pass along false information when a new infectious disease pops up. Let’s not panic about monkeypox but make sure we are informed.The world is currently experiencing the largest outbreak of the disease known as monkeypox outside of the countries where […]
First, let's ask, what are minor ailments?Also known as common ailments, they are conditions that do not require lab work and some may consider it recurrent, inconvenient or too minor for medical clinics to handle.Typically a minor ailment means:It can be self-diagnosed.No lab or blood tests are required.Treatments should not be hiding any underlying conditions. Your follow-ups […]
Kidney stones (renal calculi, nephrolithiasis or urolithiasis) are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys.Diet, excess body weight, some medical conditions, and certain supplements and medications are among the many causes of kidney stones. Kidney stones can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your […]
By Betty Dolman (pharmacist West Block)Infantile Hemangiomas (IH) are a type of birthmark commonly known as a “strawberry mark”. It is an overgrowth of blood vessels on or underneath the baby's skin. It occurs in about 5% of babies and usually appears from a few days to a few weeks after birth. We are not […]
Using your Emergency Medicines to Treat Asthma & Allergies
May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in Canada. Spring has sprung. And with it… allergy and asthma season! When you have asthma or allergies, you must know how and when to use your medicines before a medical emergency. You may have more than one medicine to prevent and treat asthma emergencies when you have asthma.You can develop an action […]
Pain is the most common symptom for which people seek medical help. Acute pain (short-term pain) can quickly turn into chronic pain (long-term pain), which can be challenging to treat. Managing this pain effectively is crucial because even when the underlying disease is stable if someone is experiencing uncontrolled pain, it keeps them from working, enjoying […]