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
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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.
Not at your best until summer arrives? Does springtime tend to bring on a runny nose, or a cough? Seasonal allergies can worsen over time and with repetitive exposure to the trigger. Allergies can be short, lasting only a week or extend for the entire season. Allergy symptoms include itchy or stuffy nose, irritated eyes,
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
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
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