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Sutinder Sandhar

Time Change

November 7, 2021 marks the end of daylight savings. Most of the country will be moving their time back by one hour. Getting an extra hour of sleep is a definite bonus, but is it? Setting back the clock in fall provides extra morning daylight, but shortens our evening light. In winter, this means that

Joseph Dirk

Safe Halloween Treating

Social distancing and masks may change the Halloween experience, but treats still play the main stage. Start your plans for a fun and safe Halloween by taking quiet time to discuss your child’s allergy and what to expect, before they see those tempting treats.  Use a “careful, not fearful” approach several days before, just as

Sandeep Sodhi

Naloxone Kits

Do you know someone who might overdose on an opioid? Perhaps a family member who takes medication for pain? The opioid crisis is not about addictions, criminals, or people who lack morals. Did you know that 94% of opioid deaths due to overdose are accidental?  The opioid crisis is fastest growing in our young populations

Janet Rastin


After a meal, have you experienced discomfort higher than your stomach? Perhaps burning, uncomfortable fullness, even some acid coming up – almost to the point of retching? Do you sometimes eat and have trouble or even pain when swallowing? Do small amounts of food make you feel “topped up” and uncomfortable? If these symptoms are

Kevin Melnyk


Does it hurt to move? Most of us have experienced joint pain. Joint pain can be short-term due to injury, or chronic due to arthritis.  Causes may be different, but treatment is often similar with the common goal of reducing pain and inflammation to allow joint function.  Common causes of acute joint pain are due

Angela Zaharia

Getting Ahead of the Flu

Even if you are healthy, never get sick, or recover easily from illness, getting a flu shot can prevent the flu from harming the vulnerable people in our lives. It’s a win-win to protect yourself and those around you from contracting the flu or reduce the severity of its effects.   Flu season starts in

Chris Johnson

Lice Facts

Anyone can get head lice. The head louse cannot fly or hop, but can move really fast. Getting lice doesn’t mean you are not clean. The most common way to get lice is by head-to-head contact which is why children are most likely to get head lice. Lice can’t jump to another head,  but they

Darren Erbach back pain

Get Back to Fitness

Keeping your move on, even as it gets colder outside, is a worthwhile investment. To maintain good health we have to keep those wheels turning.   Did you know that regular physical activity will reduce stress, and give you more energy? You already know it can prevent many chronic diseases, but did you know it

Paul Lacombe


Sleep is essential for physical health and mental wellness. But did you know that 1 in 2 adults experience difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep?    Many myths regarding sleep still abound, but here are some that you should be wary of: Myth: you can train your body to require less sleep Myth: you

Jeff Fost

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 (check), a list for lunch kits (check), a list of medications (check?).   For those in the know, a pharmacy can cover much of your preparations. Nowadays it is