May - 2016
We all look forward to the summer. Nothing feels better than the warm sun on your skin, doing outdoor activities with family and friends. It is important to be aware, however, that sun exposure has both positive and negative effects.
May is a time for spring cleaning, spring flowers and of course Mother's Day.
You wake up to a throbbing pain in your big toe. You feel like it is on fire. Even the touch of the bedsheet drives pangs of agony to your swollen, hot, tender joint. There’s little doubt; you have gout. Gout is inflammation of a joint caused by uric acid crystals.
We are OCP Accredited
This symbol indicates that our pharmacy has been accredited and is part of a regulated profession governed by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.
For many seniors, climbing a set of stairs can feel like climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. Unfortunately, these mountains can be found in almost every home and when they lead to important rooms like the bathroom or the bedroom, it can be incredibly frustrating.
It’s strange; I looked back through the columns I’ve written over the past four years and one disease that I overlooked was hypertension or high blood pressure. Considering it affects 17.7% or almost 1/5 of Canadians over 12, this is quite an oversight. May 17th has been designated