In June we shine a spotlight on a common eye condition that affects many Canadians: cataracts. It’s crucial to raise awareness about cataracts and promote healthy habits to ensure clear vision and a brighter future. Cataracts can be a part of the aging process and occur when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, causing
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June is Migraine Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about this debilitating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. For those who suffer from migraines, this month serves as a reminder that they are not alone in their struggle. It is a time to raise awareness of the debilitating pain, nausea, and other symptoms
May is National Sunscreen Awareness Month in Canada, a time to highlight the importance of sun protection and its role in maintaining healthy skin. Sunscreen is essential for preventing sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Your PharmaChoice pharmacist can help you select the best sunscreen for you and your
Women’s health is a multifaceted and essential topic, encompassing various life stages and hormonal changes. From puberty and birth control to menopause, understanding hormonal fluctuations and their impact on your body is crucial for maintaining optimal wellbeing. Your PharmaChoice pharmacist is here to help you navigate these transitions and provide guidance on hormonal health. Let’s
May is MedicAlert Month, a time to emphasize the importance of medical identification tools for individuals with specific health conditions. A MedicAlert ID can save lives in emergency situations by providing crucial medical information to first responders. Who Needs a MedicAlert ID? A MedicAlert ID is a valuable tool for anyone with a medical
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder affecting the nerve cells responsible for producing dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that plays a crucial role in movement control. As dopamine levels decrease, motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and slowed movements become more pronounced. Approximately 100,000 Canadians live
Infertility can be a challenging and emotional journey for couples who are trying to conceive. According to statistics, 1 in 6 couples may face difficulties when trying to conceive, which can lead to physical, emotional, and psychological stress. Infertility can be defined as the inability to conceive after trying for at least a year.
Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health and wellbeing, from digestion and nutrient absorption to immune function and mental health. However, many of us don’t realize the importance of maintaining a healthy gut, and often ignore the warning signs of gut-related issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is a
Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of animals, including humans. While not all tick bites result in illness, some species of ticks can transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne encephalitis. As the weather warms up, it’s important to take steps to prevent tick
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain, causing abnormal activity that results in seizures. Seizures can look different depending on the person and type of epilepsy they have. For some, a seizure may cause them to stop and stare blankly, while for others, they may experience twitching, falling, stiffness or even loss of consciousness.