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    Category: Prevention

    4 Things You Should Know Before You Pay for Your Cholesterol Medications

    by Skye Sherman - April 29, 2019

    Do you use cholesterol medications? If so, there are some things you need to know. Diet and exercise are an important part of managing cholesterol levels, but for many people, statins are an important next step and added layer of protection.

    What Can a Canadian Pharmacy Do About the Addiction and Overdose Crisis

    by Skye Sherman - October 9, 2018

    With all the recent media coverage about America’s opioid crisis (especially in Florida)--which begins in most cases with a prescription for strong pain killers and blossoms into dependency and worse--overdose awareness has become an increasingly more important topic to discuss.

    Can't Read the Label on Your Meds? Tips from Canadian Pharmacy World

    by Carissa Andrews - August 27, 2018

    Understanding and deciphering the information on a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication label purchased at an online Canadian Pharmacy can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Sometimes the fonts are too small, and the relevant information is missing. However, knowing exactly what and how to take the medication before its consumed is critically important to your overall health and safety.

    The Shocking Truth About Erectile Dysfunction: Secrets You Need to Know

    by Skye Sherman - August 20, 2018

    It’s not anyone’s favorite subject, but erectile dysfunction is a condition that many men battle behind closed doors and suffer silently. However, since sexual relations are a mutual activity, it can be an awkward conversation to bring up...

    Can You Trust Vaccines? What Americans Can Learn from China's Rabies Vaccine Scandal

    by Skye Sherman - August 6, 2018

    Recently, shocking news broke: there is a major vaccine scandal underway in China. In some circles, vaccines have become controversial in recent years, but the situation that is unfolding now in China is beyond controversial; in fact, it is actually a human rights violation and a public health catastrophe.

    Did You Know You Can Return Your Drugs? How to Practice Safe Disposal of Unused Drugs

    by Skye Sherman - July 9, 2018

    Many people all across the world take prescription drugs. This simple necessity can be a very routine part of the everyday life and routine of a person from any walk of life or any race, nation, religion, or gender. However, while many people take prescription drugs, not many people know what to do with them when they are expired or when they go unused.

    Domperidone Wears Many Hats: What You Need to Know

    by Skye Sherman - June 18, 2018

    If you are a new mother or someone facing digestive issues, you may have heard the drug name Motilium brought up in all kinds of cases. Though these two conditions are seemingly unrelated, the effects of the drug Motilium bring them together. However, before you begin any sort of round of treatment, it’s important to be aware of all there is to know about...

    What The California Coffee Ruling Means For Your Morning Java

    by Colleen Stinchcombe - April 30, 2018

    If the best part of waking up has always been your coffee, you might be feeling a little nervous now. First it was the ever-rising prices at your local coffee shop, then it was the looming coffee plant fungus that’s threatening to rob the world of java, and now headlines have been making the rounds about a California ruling that intends to label a cuppa as carcinogenic.

    Brace Yourselves for A Bad Flu Season - and Here's Why

    by Dr. Bradley van Paridon - February 13, 2018

    Flu season is upon us in Canada and the US and this year is shaping up to one of the worst in recent memory. Officials in Canada and the US are warning physicians and the public to be prepared as they expect a higher than normal number of cases, hospitalizations, and even deaths.

    The Truth About Who Gets Covered by AHCCCS, Arizona's Medicaid Plan

    by Colleen Stinchcombe - January 8, 2018

    Healthcare is a looming question mark in the United States. Unlike many similar countries, such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, the US has a for-profit healthcare system, where citizens have to pay in order to receive health insurance coverage. On top of insurance, also have to pay for co-pays, deductibles, medications (which can still cost thousands of dollars every year even with insurance) and services that insurance refuses to cover, like certain preventative screenings.

    Rethinking Gene Therapy to Prevent and Treat Multiple Sclerosis

    by Betty Zou - October 16, 2017

    Our immune systems are exceptional at defending against infection and keeping us in good health. As immune cells patrol our bodies, they constantly face the question—is this harmful? On the whole these cells are good at distinguishing between dangerous microbes, for instance, and our own organs, but occasionally they can slip up.

    How Mosquito-borne Illness Could Become A Daily Reality in North America

    by Bradley van Paridon - October 11, 2017

    In the wake of natural disasters such as the recent hurricanes in Central America and the US, the potential for severe disease outbreak is at a maximum. Infrastructure is destroyed, water and medicines are in short supply and sanitary conditions are alarming.

    Don't Let Fun in the Sun Wreak Havoc On Your Skin

    by Carrie B. - June 5, 2017

    Summertime is almost upon us and that means high temperatures, longer days, and more hours outside under the dangerous UV rays of the sun. From the more extreme dangers like skin cancer, sun poisoning, and sunburn to the esthetically unpleasing sunspots, wrinkles, and dehydrated skin, sun exposure — even on a cloudy day — can truly wreak havoc on your skin.

    10 Odd Things That Can Trigger Your Asthma

    by Kristy Alpert - February 27, 2017

    Chances are you’ve already done it at least once while reading this sentence. Breathing is the single most important thing we do as humans—where the average adult takes anywhere from 12 to 20 breathes per minute and up to 17,000 to 30,000 breathes throughout the day—and, unless you’re one of the 3 million Canadians affected by asthma, it’s something most of us take for granted.

    The Over-50s Multi-action Guide to Quitting Smoking

    by Richard C. - February 13, 2017

    Indulge us in a little hypothetical. You started smoking when you were young. Your mom smoked, your dad smoked, your friends smoked - heck, everybody smoked back then. Then as the decades passed and new scientific evidence came to light, it became increasingly apparent that smoking was bad.

    The Male Pill: It's Time Men Were Given Responsibility for Contraception

    by Richard C. - December 12, 2016

    Sex is unfair. It’s fun, evolutionarily important and biologically compelling, but it’s unfair. Immediately some men reading this might think, “Hell yeah, it’s unfair! Men have to buy all the drinks, do all the hard work and there’s not even a guarantee of getting laid, whereas women can just go and shack up with anyone, anytime!” Well, that’s a) not true and b) not what we mean anyway.

    Could President Trump Spell Trouble for AIDS Research?

    by Carissa Andrews - December 1, 2016

    December 1, 2016 will mark the 28th year World AIDS Day has been dedicated to raising AIDS awareness throughout the world. It’s also a day for mourning the loss of those who have died because of this disease. Approximately 38 million people have HIV across the globe. Of those, only 18 million or so are getting the treatment they need. Since its discovery almost thirty years ago, 39 million people have died.

    A Reminder to Get Your Flu Vaccine

    by Nazreen Banu - November 10, 2016

    Each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death.