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Get to Know the Different Roles of Pharmacists

Get to Know the Different Roles of Pharmacists

Did you know pharmacists practice in many different healthcare settings? Learn about what pharmacists do outside of community pharmacies.

New Services Ontario Pharmacists Provide

New Services Ontario Pharmacists Provide

Pharmacists can now provide a variety of professional services to help you.

Pharmacy Clinic Days

Pharmacy Clinic Days

Find out the different types of clinics your pharmacy offers all year round.

10 Services Your Pharmacist Can Offer You

10 Services Your Pharmacist Can Offer You

Find out what your pharmacist can do for you – from flu vaccinations to medication reviews.

Travelling with Medications Made Easy

Travelling with Medications Made Easy

A few tips to help make sure you look after your medications prior to travelling.

Tips for Giving Antibiotics to Kids

Tips for Giving Antibiotics to Kids

If your child has an infection and is refusing to take their antibiotic, the situation can seem hopeless, but there are a few things you can try to help the medicine go down.

Ways to help you stick to your medication regimen

Ways to help you stick to your medication regimen

How to overcome challenges that may arise while trying to stick to a medication regimen.

Cannabis: Medicinal vs. Recreational

Cannabis: Medicinal vs. Recreational

Cannabis 101: understand the difference between medicinal versus recreational, and the effects it could have on your health.

How Your Antibiotic May Be Harming You

How Your Antibiotic May Be Harming You

We have all been prescribed antibiotics for an infection at some point in our lives, be it for an ear infection, urinary tract infection or another bacterial infection. Although these are useful medications, they may still carry some risks. Risks with antibiotic use include side effects, drug interactions and antibiotic resistance with overuse.

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Out of the Medicine Cabinet

Tips for Keeping Your Pets Out of the Medicine Cabinet

We all know that the medication that we take every day to treat or prevent an illness must be kept in a safe place away from children. But did you know that this rule also applies to our pets?

Be Smart with Your Meds: Avoid Alcohol When Taking These Prescriptions

Be Smart with Your Meds: Avoid Alcohol When Taking These Prescriptions

Medications can interact with alcohol, and it’s important to know which medications to watch out for.

Storing Medications

Storing Medications

Learn how heat, sunshine and cold can affect your medications.

Tips for Proper Storage of Medications

Tips for Proper Storage of Medications

Important tips to keep in mind with medication storage - where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety.

Top Three Things You Should Know About (the Safe Use of) Acetaminophen

Top Three Things You Should Know About (the Safe Use of) Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is a safe and effective medication used to reduce fever and to treat pain, such as headaches, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. Here are three things you should know when using acetaminophen.

Using Antibiotics Appropriately

Using Antibiotics Appropriately

Tips on how to use antibiotics appropriately in order to make sure that they remain effective.

Top 5 food and drinks that may affect your medications

Top 5 food and drinks that may affect your medications

Learn about which foods can interact with your medication and health.

How to Avoid Drug-Alcohol Interactions

How to Avoid Drug-Alcohol Interactions

Tips on how to stay safe during the holidays and avoice drug-alcohol interactions.

Avoiding interactions when using herbal supplements

Avoiding interactions when using herbal supplements

Here are a few of the most common herbal supplements, and some important precautions to keep in mind.

Common Baby Ailments

Common Baby Ailments

Common health problems that your child may encounter and what you can do to help.

Back to School Essentials

Back to School Essentials

September is a busy time for parents of school-age children, ensuring they have all necessary items for a successful school year. As students head back to class, they will be in close proximity with their peers, exposing them to new ailments and infections.

Dog Friendly Over-The-Counter Medications

Dog Friendly Over-The-Counter Medications

Veterinarians may order prescription medications or over-the-counter (OTC) medications for your pet. It is important to read the label carefully, to make sure you are giving the product safely and effectively, while storing it in a safe area to minimize inadvertent harmful ingestion.

Emergency Preparedness for the Cottage

Emergency Preparedness for the Cottage

When the temperatures rise and the days become longer, a weekend getaway sounds very appealing, but even a fun trip to the cottage can present significant health and safety risks because of limited access to medical care and health supplies.

Tips for Patients on Medications and Heat

Tips for Patients on Medications and Heat

The hot, humid days of summer are here! Did you know that some medications, when combined with increased heat exposure, can lead to unwanted health effects such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke? Here are some tips for protecting yourself during the summer months.

Children's Medicine: Dosing, administration, adherence and storage

Children's Medicine: Dosing, administration, adherence and storage

Tips for administering medications to children

Treat and prevent flu

Treat and prevent flu

What you need to know about treating and preventing influenza.

Top 10 reasons to get your flu shot from your pharmacist

Top 10 reasons to get your flu shot from your pharmacist

Pharmacists are your most trusted professionals - here are the main reasons why you should visit them for your flu shot.

Top 5 Tips for Battling the Flu

Top 5 Tips for Battling the Flu

So you’ve caught a virus and you’re feeling sick. It feels like the flu. What do you do now to recover and avoid infecting others?

Menopause

Menopause

The menopause transition is the time in a woman’s life when hormones produced by aging ovaries start fluctuating. It may start in their early 40s and cause physical, psychological and emotional changes.

Tips on Self-Medication

Tips on Self-Medication

When to self-medicate and when to seek medical care.

Five Common Health Concerns During the Winter Season

Five Common Health Concerns During the Winter Season

With the winter season upon us, there are some common health concerns that need treatment and our friendly neighbourhood pharmacist is a great resource to give us advice.

Top 5 Common Ailments of Summer and How to Deal with Them

Top 5 Common Ailments of Summer and How to Deal with Them

Tips for treating a few of the most commong conditions that we undergo during the hot weather.

Tips on Dealing With Itchy Skin

Tips on Dealing With Itchy Skin

Find out the cause of itchy skin and how to deal with it.

Blood Pressure Monitoring Tips

Blood Pressure Monitoring Tips

Tips on ensuring you get the best possible reading from your monitor, that include; buying a good quality monitor, taking your blood pressure at the right time of day, and keeping a good technique while doing it.

Smoking Cessation Products

Smoking Cessation Products

Information on how much money you could save by if you quit smoking, and a review of the most common products useed for smoking cessation.

Protect Your Skin from Photoaging

Protect Your Skin from Photoaging

Learn more about how to protecting your skin from the photoaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Get the Most Out of Your Osteoarthritis Medications

Get the Most Out of Your Osteoarthritis Medications

To get the most out of your osteoarthritis medication, here are a few questions and answers that may assist you.

Heart Health

Heart Health

Tips to help you and your family maintain a healthy heart.

Treat and prevent sunburn

Treat and prevent sunburn

Find out the best way to treat sunburn, and easy steps you can take to prevent it.

How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

How to Exercise with Osteoarthritis

Tips for staying active for those living with osteoarthritis.

Foot Care for People With Diabetes

Foot Care for People With Diabetes

Tips for those living with diabetes on how to care for their feet.

Tips on living with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tips on living with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tips to help the child step on the road to recovery and improve their quality of life.

Tips on Managing Asthma

Tips on Managing Asthma

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways - it doesn’t have a cure, but it can be treated and prevented. Here are some steps to take to ensure you take control of your asthma.

Tips for Patients on Heart Medications

Tips for Patients on Heart Medications

Some helpful tips to help you manage your condition and medications, especially if you're taking more than one at a time.

Myths and Facts about Antipsychotic Medications

Myths and Facts about Antipsychotic Medications

To help you get the correct information about antipsychotic medications, please read these common myths and facts.

10 Tips for Better Mental Health

10 Tips for Better Mental Health

Read a few simple simple steps to help you keep mentally fit.

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