February - 2017

27 Feb

March is Pharmacist Awareness Month-this year’s theme is “Pharmacists: Doing More.

17 Feb

“No one will care how much you know unless they know how much you care”.  Many years ago, this was told to me by a professor.  She wanted to ensure that I understood that being competent was important as a pharmacist, but caring for patients needs to start with care and compassion. 

17 Feb

The top New Year’s resolution of 2017 was to get healthy and most people include losing a few pounds as part of their plan. To lose weight, one must obviously consume less calories than we eat.

17 Feb

According to Statistics Canada, two-thirds of seniors are taking five or more medications per day and one-quarter take 10 or more.  While the benefits of these therapies are often clear, there is a darker more sinister side:  Adverse Drug Events (ADEs).   ADEs can range from the

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14 Jun

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.

10 May

 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