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Janet Rastin

Back to School Preparations

Excited for back to school? A return to routine requires considerable preparation and a list is your best friend.  You have a list for school supplies, a list for lunch kits, a list of medications.   For those in the know, a pharmacy can cover much of your preparations. Nowadays it is even easier to

Sandeep Sodhi

Anaphylaxis – High Risk Allergic Reaction Preparedness

Summer is a season full of fun, adventure, and time enjoying the outdoors. This can also be a time for extra awareness, preparation, and caution for those that have severe allergic reactions. Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can be caused by a food allergy, insect bite or stings, medications, chemicals,

Joseph Dirk

Oral Care

A healthy mouth is part of leading a healthy life. Oral care affects your smile, diet, and how you speak. Did you know that the most important part of your mouth to keep clean is the gumline? It is also the most difficult, especially between teeth.   Effective oral care includes using proper brushing technique

Sutinder Sandhar

First Aid

A general first aid kit is good for minor cuts and superficial wounds. Bandages, gauze, dressings and tape are great to have handy to patch those nicks and scratches. Dressings keep away dirt and help hold a cut together for speedier healing. However, you can customize your kit. Tailor your first aid kit to the

Aditi Patel

Boost Your Testosterone – Guys and Gals

Testosterone is the dominant male sex hormone, however, it is also found in females in small amounts. Testosterone is primarily produced in the testicles, but is also produced in the ovaries, and to a lesser amount in the adrenal glands. Testosterone serves important functions in the body regardless of the biological sex of the person.

Patricia Lambie


Sun protection is required no matter what the weather is. Damage from UV light occurs under cloudy conditions, and even under an umbrella. Did you know that skin-damaging rays from sidewalks and reflective surfaces can reach you even under shade? The best prevention of visible premature aging is sunscreen protection from sunlight. It takes little

Roses Stewart


Have you overlooked taking care of your true best friend – your eyes? Your eyes are delicate organs, with little protection, leading the way in all that you do. Daily considerations and proper eyecare will prevent damage and slow the decline of our precious sight. Did you know that age-related decline of your eyes can

David Bodunde

Hypertension – Learn More About High Blood Pressure

Going to your doctor always starts with a blood pressure check. Blood brings needed nutrition and air to all the cells in our bodies, but blasting blood like a high-pressure washer can cause damage. Even a bit of high pressure over time causes damage that can not be reversed – no different than blowing up

Toyin Banjoko

Ticks & Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is carried by the black-legged tick which transfers Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium through its bite. Not every black-legged tick carries the bacteria which causes Lyme disease, but some areas of Canada are considered higher risk. Ticks migrate by attaching to wildlife and birds, so they can end up anywhere. Ticks are active as soon


Sleep Apnea

Did you know that one in five adults after the age of 40 are at high risk of sleep apnea? The incidence of sleep apnea increases with age and is more prevalent in males. However, anyone can be affected by sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is serious because it disrupts your breathing, can lead to high