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Leslie Palmer Hasselfield Drugs

Smoke Cessation

Thinking about kicking the habit?  That’s a better start than you may think.  Take it to the next level, and start talking about it.  Tell everyone what you hope to do, and as you get used to the idea, start talking about a quit date.  Use the people around you to motivate and keep you

Roses Stewart

Holiday Self Care

Winter holidays can add stress. impact your enjoyment of the season and daily activities. Self-care at this time of year requires more effort, but you can’t take care of others if you aren’t well. Take steps to mitigate stress, before it overwhelms you. Here are a few tips: Focus on the people close to you

Toyin Banjoko

Blood Pressure Monitoring

Stop the silent killer.  High blood pressure is a covert assassin, skilled at far-reaching damage in our bodies.  The leading causes of death in Canada are heart disease and stroke, and the direct link is our wiley assassin – hypertension.   More than 20% of Canadians over the age of 20 have hypertension, and many

David Bodunde

Food and Drugs – Good, Bad and Ugly

Your medicine may have food restrictions.  It’s the time of year where potlucks, buffets, and banquets can be found everywhere, but what should you avoid?  Even healthy foods can be bad with some medicines. Some interactions can be avoided by timing your medication apart from eating, but others may require food, fat, or protein to

Aditi Patel

Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Tickle your bones.  Your bones do more than hold you up.  They protect your organs, help you move, and store vital elements for the proper function of your organs and immune system.  Strong bones form the foundation of your body. Building strong bones at an early age is important, but bone loss with age is

Sutinder Sandhar

Adult Onset Diabetes

Addicted to sugar?  Pasta lover? Did you know that many low-fat food options contain more sugar and carbohydrates than normal fat options?  You’re not alone, the number of people diagnosed with adult onset diabetes continues to rise.   Diabetes type 2, also known as adult onset diabetes may be preventable or you can delay its

Eugene Patel sad

SAD Time of Year

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression.  Its fall and winter is fast approaching, feeling a bit down?  Those winter blues should be taken seriously if you have it annually and it affects your daily activities.   Mood changes that are causing problems at home or work, feeling unusually tired, having depressive thoughts

Michelle Glass medication

Medication Synchronization

Are your medications driving your life?  Chronic medication requires regular attention.  Checking how much you have, are there refills remaining, ordering a fill of your medicine and getting to the pharmacy in time before you run out.  In cases where your medications run out at different times, do you feel you make several trips to

Brian Stowe

Start Preventing GERD Today

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is so common that you have likely experienced the lead up to this condition.  After a meal, have you experienced discomfort higher than your stomach? Perhaps burning, uncomfortable fullness, even some acid coming up – almost to the point of retching?  Do you sometimes eat and have trouble or even pain

Sandeep Sodhi

Flu Season Actions

Even if you are a healthy person, never get sick, or recover easily from illness, getting a flu shot can prevent it from harming the vulnerable people in our lives.  You can take a few extra steps to protect your family from contracting the sickness or reduce the severity of its effects.   Flu season