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Rob Heaton

Sun Preparations

If there is something that all Canadians need more of, it would summer.  Summer is just a blink of the year, so enjoy every moment of this brief season.   But…, don’t forget to get your protection on.   It does mean you have to do some preparation.  Sunscreen should be worn 30 minutes before

Janet Rastin

Sunshine Vitamin for Summer?

Why promote the sunshine vitamin when it’s the brightest season of the year?   Canadians worship the summer sun.  We try to soak up as much sun as we can, but it’s never enough is it? Well, your body is telling you something – it’s not enough!  We need the sun to help us manufacture

Troy Clark

Must Sleep

We have all heard the benefits of sleep. There are short term benefits such as focus, reaction time, productivity, general wellness feeling. Long term benefits include cardiovascular health, better weight control, a healthy immune system, optimal brain function, physical recovery, and repair.   The main needs for good health include nutrition, exercise, and sleep.  


Motion Sickness

That bad feeling attributed to motion sickness is nausea. Symptoms include dizziness, upset stomach and may lead to vomiting.   We often associate nausea with motion, just close your eyes and spin around as fast as you can, stop and open your eyes. Just the thought of it makes you sick, doesn’t it?   Some

deborah ellis

Probiotics, do you need them?

Stomach issues are a common malady, and even today, still not fully understood.  An episode of stomach upset could have one cause or several causes. Often, you may be able to deduce a cause – perhaps what you ate?  Or symptoms go away after a bowel movement. When stomach upset is infrequent and lasts only



Arthritis affects 1 in 5 people and is defined as inflammation of the joint.  It is a chronic condition that can affect almost any joint but may also affect other parts of the body.   There are two main types of arthritis: Inflammatory arthritis (IA) Osteoarthritis (OA)   It is important to know which arthritis

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Acne Treatment

The pharmacy is a good start when trying to treat acne.  Almost 20 percent of Canadians have acne, most are teenagers to adults in their 20’s.  Acne almost always affects the face, but may also be on your body. More women than men are affected by adult acne. Why should you treat acne?  Acne can

John Bajc

Urinary Incontinence

Laughing, working out, cough or sneeze – causing you to leak? You’re not alone, not by a long shot. Urinary incontinence is an uncontrolled urine output, even in small amounts.  Urinary incontinence can range from infrequent leakage to full bladder release.   Many causes are not detrimental to your health but are distressing and embarrassing.

Muhammed Ashraf

Dry Eyes

We have all experienced dry eyes when there is air movement on the eye, or you’ve been watching a screen too long. Symptoms include: Irritated, itchy, burning eyes Tearing or watery eyes (to compensate for dryness) Sensitivity to light Thicker, sticky secretions on the eye Tired eyes, blurred vision Eye redness Don’t delay treating dry

Heather von Holwede

Spring Allergy – Aaaah…

Choo! Warm weather, sunshine, what could possibly be bad about spring? Melting snow and green trees are a joy to many but are woe to the spring allergy sufferer. Opening windows to let the fresh air in can actually be catastrophic for seasonal allergy victims.   We welcome the change in weather, but some of