80-year-old marathoners. 70-something university students. 60-year-olds eagerly embarking on new careers. The baby boomers—the generation that launched the youth movement—are now questioning and redefining what it means to grow old. Indeed, groundbreaking new research is finding that your birth date has very little to do with your vitality and what you can accomplish later in life. An our excerpt from our March 2015 Counsellor Flyer. Read More.
Asthma affects about three million people. Six out of ten people with asthma do not have control of their disease. Their poorly controlled asthma may lead a severe, life-threatening asthma attack and permanent lung damage. Asthma symptoms do not have to be tolerated. Total asthma control is attainable for the majority of Canadians with asthma. Need more information? Feel free to come in and discuss your questions with one of our pharmacists.
Asthma Society of Canada Website – www.asthma.ca
We are a Community Pharmacy Outreach Program Partner. Read More >
Diet & Weight Control
Healthy Weight – Maintain a healthy weight to promote heart health and enable better management of cholesterol, diabetes, and osteoarthritis symptoms. A weight loss needs only to be a modest one to generate health benefits. A change in habits may be required, but if you view it as a long-term goal and start slow, you will succeed!
We now carry Ideal Weight Loss products to assist you with managing diet and healthy weight.
Exercise & Walking
Trek N Track a great way to help you exercise and maintain your health through walking. Join our walking program and earn valuable points while you walk your way to health.
Flu or A Cold?
Sometimes it’s difficult to determine whether it is the flu or a cold that is at the root of your sniffles, cough and runny nose. Both are caused by viruses, but the viruses are different and treatment can be different. Preventing the spread of viruses is key to helping one avoid both – wash hands regularly, avoid contact with potentially contaminated objects, cover coughs and sneezes, and get the flu shot!
About a third of Canadian women are 45 years of age or older – the time when menopause may begin. During and after menopause, women need to pay special attention to factors such as blood pressure control, bone health, and cholesterol levels. At one time estrogen was recommended for menopause symptoms, but other approaches are now preferred. Regardless of age or symptoms, keeping healthy is the goal.
Relieving Pain – About a third of Canadians have chronic pain – pain that is always present. Sometimes, identifying and treating the cause is all that is needed to stop the pain. In other cases, treatments such as drugs or procedures including massage, acupuncture, physiotherapy, and even surgery are required. Never accept your pain as “normal” – seek effective treatment.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a form of arthritis that involves inflammation in the joints. It is unlike osteoarthritis, where cartilage on the end of the bones wears away, but it can affect people of any age and result in pain, reduced mobility, and disability. About 1% of Canadians are affected, but symptoms can be controlled with early and aggressive treatments.
Shingles is the reactivation of the chicken pox virus in the body. Every year approximately 130,000 cases are reported, and the incidence is increasing. One reason may be because the condition mainly affects older people and people are living longer. Still, estimates state 95% of Canadians are at risk. Shingles can be painful, but the potential resulting nerve damage, known as “postherapetic neuralgia”, can be even more persistent and uncomfortable.
Your pharmacist can help you quit smoking. It doesn’t matter if you have tried and failed before. Each time you try to quit you learn something about the best way for you to quit smoking. Read More >
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