Category: Prevention

Understanding the Link between Gout Flares and Heart Disease Complications

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - June 10, 2024

Imagine waking up one morning, ready to tackle the day, only to find yourself immobilized by a sudden, excruciating pain in your joints.

Pink Eyes Cases Spike: What is this Infection?

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - March 25, 2024

Your eye is an important yet delicate organ susceptible to infections and injuries. One such infection is pink eyes, or what doctors call conjunctivitis.

For Men Over 50, Here Are 6 Ways to Lower the Risk of Prostate Cancer

by Skye Sherman - March 11, 2024

Prostate cancer is a significant health concern, especially for men over age 50.

From Glaucoma to Glamor: The Dual Role of Bimatoprost in Eye Care and Cosmetics

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - February 19, 2024

One of the most intriguing things about science is that you never know what you will discover. There are always surprises.

Mastering Bladder Leaks: Prevention Hacks and Lifestyle Solutions

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - January 8, 2024

Urinary incontinence, commonly referred to as bladder leak, is a common and often embarrassing problem. It ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to a toilet in time.

Winter Eczema Care: How to Soothe the Skin to Avoid Flare-ups

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - November 27, 2023

Eczema is a skin condition that causes red, inflamed skin, which can be very dry, itchy and uncomfortable.

What to Know About Celine Dion’s Disease, Stiff Person Syndrome

by Skye Sherman - January 3, 2023

Have you heard of Celine Dion’s recent diagnosis? Ever since she was diagnosed, there has been a lot of talk about stiff person syndrome, or SPS.

Back to Basics: How Your Type-2 Diabetes Medication Actually Work

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - June 27, 2022

Diabetes is a disease condition where the body is resistant to, does not produce or produces too little of the substance required to break down sugar.

10 Mental Health Apps to Try for Stress, Anxiety, and More

by Carrie Borzillo - June 13, 2022

Mental health is on everyone’s minds these days. You can’t scroll through social media, listen to a podcast, or watch a television show without seeing an advertisement for a new app for an online therapist or calming tools...

April Spotlight: Selenium and Men’s Health

by Skye Sherman - April 18, 2022

All men and women want to know how to make healthy choices for their lifestyle. We all know about the basics of eating right and exercising, but some of us take it a step further and supplement our healthy diets with added vitamins.

Preventing Prostate Cancer: Top Tips from Experts

by Skye Sherman - September 20, 2021

Did you know September is National Prostate Health Month? In this article, we’ll focus on all things prostate health in order to raise awareness about prostate cancer.

Heart Health Awareness Month: 10 Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - February 22, 2021

It is American Heart Month this February and we thought we’ll share some 10 ways you can stay on top of your heart health.

Sugar Consumption and Diabetes During COVID Lockdowns

by Skye Sherman - February 17, 2021

COVID-19 has sparked all kinds of conversations, from the ethics of travel regulations to proper sanitization and disinfection techniques to mask wearing fashions. We all know that COVID-19 has had a dramatic effect on our lives.

Debunking the Myths About the COVID-19 Vaccine

by Carrie Borzillo - January 4, 2021

Chances are, in the past month you’ve seen social media posts about the COVID-19 vaccine ranging from polls asking friends if they’d take the vaccine and some surprising answers to memes saying...

Nausea and vomiting: Treatment and Management Options

by Dr. Bolanle Aina - November 23, 2020

Have you ever experienced that gut feeling, the feeling of wanting to throw up and feeling sick in the tummy? Well, nausea and vomiting is only a symptom, and not a disease in itself.

Healthy Eating Updates from USDA’s New Dietary Guidelines

by Skye Sherman - September 4, 2020

Everyone knows the importance of eating healthy and, hopefully, has established habits related to their diet and exercise regimen that promotes a long and healthful life.

Eliquis Fast Facts

by CANPharmacyWorld - July 2, 2020

Eliquis is a relatively new blood thinner making waves in the market. While many drug companies are suffering because of a lack of funding because of so many places being shut down, Eliquis is different.

How to Support the Elderly and Vulnerable During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Skye Sherman - May 19, 2020

The whole world is feeling the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, but none more so than the elderly. That’s mainly because, as STAT explains, the virus is more lethal to those who are older or those with compromised immune systems, and there’s no viable cure yet.

12 Protocols for Grocery Shopping During Covid-19

by Carissa Andrews - April 3, 2020

Grocery shopping is a necessity for most of us, even during these challenging times. While the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the planet and much of the world is under quarantine, understanding some safety protocols can protect you and your family from infection should you have to shop in the store, instead of getting your food from delivery.

Research Suggests A Simple Cup of Coffee Could Be Part of the Obesity Cure

by Skye Sherman - January 20, 2020

Could your morning cup of joe help you to shed those extra holiday pounds? It may sound too good to be true, but things are looking good for coffee drinkers everywhere. Recent research suggests that coffee may be linked to weight loss, potentially standing in as a solution for obesity.

8 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Skye Sherman - October 21, 2019

By now, you probably know that October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s time to think pink. But one of the best ways you can honor cancer survivors and victims, their families, and yourself during this special month is to explore ways that you can lower your risk of breast cancer--and then share that information with others, too.

Can Your Social Life Keep Your Bones Healthy?

by Skye Sherman - August 26, 2019

What if the health of your social life goes down to the very core of who you are… your bones? While it may seem that these two important life elements would have absolutely nothing to do with the other, that may not be the case. Your bone health--or lack thereof--may indeed be playing a part in the health of your social life, which affects much more than just what you choose to do on the weekends.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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