Pharmacists are one of the most trusted and accessible health care professionals, they are in a great position to provide travel health services to travelers.
Even knowing the risks to our health, many people continue to smoke. Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
It happens all too often for many of us, we go to bed and wake up the next morning with a cold sore. Cold sores are also known as “fever blisters” which often appear on or around the lips, chin or cheek.
All Prescription and non-prescription medications will have an expiry date so take the time to locate all expiry dates. Expired medications lose their effectiveness and in some instances can become dangerous.
If over-the-counter remedies are not working for you, talk with your pharmacist. Pharmacists can now prescribe certain medications that may be more effective in relieving your symptoms and allow you to fully enjoy spring and summer outdoor activities.
Vitamin D’s best known role is to keep bones healthy by helping to increase the absorption of Calcium. Without enough Vitamin D, the body can only absorb 10-15% of dietary calcium.
The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu shot and get it early. Getting a flu shot not only protects you from falling ill but it also protects those at-risk children and elderly. If you don't get the flu, you can't spread it.
There are so many products available in the pharmacy these days. How do you decide if you should buy the "all-in-one" or the "cold and flu" or the "cold and sinus"?
Not only does our view on life and its priorities change with each decade, but our physical bodies change too. It is normal for blood pressure to gradually increase as we age. It is also normal for our kidneys to slow down. We lose muscle as we get older, as well.
“I don’t need a flu shot”, healthcare professionals hear this from patients all the time. Healthy adults often believe there is no need to get an annual flu shot because they “never get sick”, and if they do, it only lasts a few days.
Do you suffer from tired, swollen, achy legs or have you noticed those dreaded varicose veins creeping up on you? Well, graduated compression stockings may be the perfect prescription.
Summer, it is one of my favorite times of the year. There is nothing better than enjoying the sun, sand, ice cream or a marsh mellow roast with family and friends. Those pesky mosquitos and painful sunburns, however, can put a halt to all that summer fun.
Cheetham’s Pharmacy has embarked on a journey to enhance the total care the seniors in our community are getting. Many of our seniors are living longer and doing quite well, being active and independent well into their 90’s.
Supporting someone with depression - Chances are you know someone who is struggling with a mental illness because 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.
Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities across Canada, and as temperatures rise with summer approaching it is quite appropriate to discuss sun safety. Below is a list of sun safe practices to help everyone have fun and stay safe during the summer.