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Pharmacy Appreciation Month

Every year in March, Pharmacy Appreciation Month (PAM) is a time where we acknowledge and celebrate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and the entire pharmacy team. Pharmacy teams are recognized and appreciated for their endless contributions to positively impact their community’s health and improving patient’s lives. Although pharmacy practice is focused heavily on medication management, counseling, and

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Patricia Lambie

Dry Skin

Why treat dry skin? Healthy, hydrated skin will prevent skin damage and infections. Cuts and scratches heal faster, reduce blemishes, and decrease severity or flare ups of other skin conditions like acne and eczema. There are benefits beyond just the appearance of strong and supple skin.   Dry skin worsens with time. Starting off with

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Aditi Patel

Heart Health

Demands on your heart may be greater in winter, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.  In cold weather, blood vessels will constrict so that blood to your brain and major organs is ensured, but it is harder work for your heart. Winter living takes a physical toll, walking through snow drifts, wearing heavy

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Sutinder Sandhar

Mental Health

Accessing mental health support and recognizing the need for it are the largest blocks to mental self-care. Awareness is increasing, but why do we still hesitate to seek help? Feeling mentally unwell affects all of us at some time, and it does not mean we are weak-minded.     We all manage and will experience challenges

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Sandeep Sodhi

Asthma in Winter

Is your asthma worse in winter? We live differently during our cold season and asthma may trigger for many reasons. Dry and cold air can dry out the air passage to your lungs, causing irritation. Indoor air quality may be more of a concern as you stay at home more with your furnace running. Humidity

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Joseph Dirk

Exercise

Exercise tends to drop with outdoor temperature. Putting on extra weight and feeling down? Staying fit during the winter season can’t be just outdoors. So what are the best indoor exercises?   For all ages and lifestyles, it takes regular effort to maintain fitness. Aim for staying limber, building strength and stamina. Maintaining moderate exercise

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Daryl Kress

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Feeling the pinch of holiday time? Think back to your previous holiday season, did you feel rushed? Disappointed? Worn down? Sick? Regret? Have you ever thought about health choices that could make this year the best year ever? Make steps to enjoy your holiday this year, with just a few easy tips.   Schedule time

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Kevin Melnyk

Safe Travel Preparations

We travel for many reasons. Spending time with family and friends, or just giving yourself a break is important and often needed. Whether your travels are for enjoyment, work or duty; missing items can be distressing, and may abruptly prevent you from traveling.   Limitations on what you can bring can add to the anxiety

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Denise Doucette Rexton PharmaChoice Rexton NB

Probiotics – Prevent Gut Imbalance

Gut health is of great interest and recent study. Why? Poor gut health has been shown to increase inflammation and if chronic, may affect the central nervous system (CNS). Studies are now looking at prolonged inflammation and CNS conditions such as Alzheimer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and depression and the links with inflammation due to poor

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Rob Heaton

High Blood Pressure

Blood brings nutrition and air to all the cells in our bodies. No wonder it is the most important measure of our health. Going to your doctor always starts with a blood pressure check. Other measures include what is carried with your blood. Nutrients, sugar, oxygen, repair and germ fighting cells – imagine how much

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