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Stress and Grief During the Holidays

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness; however, for many people, it can be a challenging and emotionally trying time. Coping with stress and grief during the holidays can be particularly challenging, but it is important to know you are not alone and there are resources to support


World AIDS Day

Since 1988, every year on December 1st the world commemorates World AIDS Day. This day is a time to come together and raise awareness, support those living with the virus, and fight the stigma surrounding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, weakening the

Kevin Melnyk

World Antimicrobial Resistance Week

World Antimicrobial Resistance Week is recognized each year from November 18th to the 24th. This annual global campaign looks to raise awareness about what antimicrobial resistance is and how to prevent it. The theme of this year’s campaign is “preventing antimicrobial resistance together.” The World Health Organization is calling on all sectors to practice antimicrobial

Daryl Kress

Movember (Prostate Health)

Movember is a time to focus on the health and well-being of men across the world. It’s a reminder for men to take charge of their health and to prioritize regular checkups and screenings. One of the most important areas of a man’s well being is their prostate health, and that’s why this Movember we

Leslie Palmer Hasselfield Drugs

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be challenging, but with the right support and knowledge, you can significantly improve your quality of life. Your PharmaChoice pharmacist is your trusted partner in managing this chronic respiratory condition.  In this article, we will explore how your pharmacist can help you manage COPD effectively and offer

Phil Hudson

Travel Vaccines & Medications

Are you feeling that unmistakable itch of wanderlust? Ready to pack your bags and explore the world? Before you embark on your next adventure, let’s talk about an essential aspect of your travel planning: your health. Travelling comes with unique health considerations, including taking preventive measures such as getting travel vaccines or stocking up on



As we transition into the fall and start to prepare for colder weather, we must also prepare for influenza season. Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that most commonly occurs in the fall and winter months. A common misconception is that influenza is the same as the common cold; however, influenza generally results in more


Pain Management

Pain management is one of the most complicated yet critical areas of healthcare. Everyday, you or someone you know is dealing with some type of pain. Whether it’s a throbbing headache, a nagging backache, or the aftermath of a sports injury, finding safe and effective ways to manage pain is essential for maintaining an adequate

Jeff Fost

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Every September Alzheimer’s Disease International encourages people to take part in World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and all types of dementia. There is stigma and a lack of awareness about Alzheimer’s disease; many people believe dementia is a part of normal aging, which is false. One of the goals of

Darren Erbach back pain


Today, we are delving into the world of lice – those tiny, unwelcome visitors that can turn your scalp into a battleground of itchiness and frustration. Lice are wingless, parasitic insects that attach to human hair and feed off of human blood. There are three main types of lice that commonly infest humans: head lice,