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Health Canada Announces Recall of Children’s Medication

When medications are recalled due to potential health concerns, its stressful and when it is a medication used in babies and young children it is an even larger cause for alarm. This week Health Canada announced a pro-active recall of a children’s fever reducer. The over-the-counter medication’s Children’s Little Remedies and Infant’s Little Remedies are …

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What Is The Real Impact of Alberta Generic Price Reductions?

Just the Facts! The March 7th Alberta Provincial Budget introduced a number of changes that many have described as “austerity” measures.   These represent a long list of spending cuts including healthcare cuts.  As a healthcare professional who is also a small business owner, fiscal responsibility or economic responsibility is a term that all business owners …

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Pharmacists Reach Out To Canadians During Pharmacist Awareness Month

Providing more health care than you know: Ask a pharmacist March 2013 is Pharmacist Awareness Month, when pharmacists across the country reach out to make Canadians aware of the many services they offer to improve their patients’ health. A 2012 survey by Environics Research Group showed that while many Canadians are willing to see pharmacists …

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Saliva Hormone Testing

If you are a female or male suffering from exhaustion, sleep problems or hot flashes you may want to consider having your hormone levels tested.  These symptoms are only a few of many that may be signs of female menopause or male andropause. If your day-to-day activities are being disrupted by these symptoms saliva testing …

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PharmaSmart PS-2000 Blood Pressure Monitor with SmartCard Technology

Hypertension is by far the largest risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney diseases. Over 1.5 billion people suffer from hypertension worldwide and the WHO has identified hypertension as the top cause of CVD related deaths. Yet awareness about hypertension is very poor among the public. Nearly 50% of Canadians who are hypertensive are …

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Cracked Heels

As the weather heats up, the sandals and flip flops will be coming out of winter storage. While these shoe types allow you to feel the summer sun on your tootsies, they can also result in cracked heels. Cracked heels, or heel fissures, are splits in dry skin around the heel. These cracks can be …

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