Boosting Your Child’s Immune System

By; Mahdi Khanafer Pharmacist/Designated Manager As the pandemic continues and cold and flu season arrives, it is time to consider how to help support your child’s immune system to stay healthy and strong. While there is no one magic...

Hobbies Help You Feel Better

By Peter Yurek Remember your childhood – days of riding your bike, fishing, playing sports, or just doodling? We know how important play is in the healthy development of our children; but did you know that play is...

Active Transport in St. Thomas – By Steve Bond

Active transport such as walking and cycling has been considered as an effective means to help improve physical and mental health. In fact, there is compelling evidence to show that youth and adolescents who remain active tend to...

It’s Fine to Feel Fine! – By Steve Bond

Imagine that you lived in the 1800s and smallpox is endemic. For every 10 people infected, three died and many were left scarred. Along comes a doctor who offers you an alternative that might save your life.  “Variolation”,...
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Virtual Doctor During the Pandemic

COVID has changed our world dramatically. Gatherings are reduced or eliminated; social circles are shrunken, and even normal gestures like a good old-fashioned handshake are a thing of the past. Another normal activity which has been adapted is...
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Keep on Staying Active

Right now, many of us are without a gym. This can be hard as it may have been in your daily routine, and gym equipment is expensive. But, it's important to keep putting one foot in front of...
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How Gardening and Plants Help you to Feel Better

Not only are gardens aesthetically nice, they are also good for the mind. According to the National Center for Disease Control, gardening for 30-45 minutes has a similar effect to performing a moderate cardiovascular exercise and can burn...
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Self-Care is Essential…Now more than Ever!

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) causing global concern, and health officials recommending quarantining to help decrease the spread of the disease, it’s easy to begin panicking. While being informed is important, it’s also crucial that we manage our personal well-being...
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Positivity is the Key

When times seem bleak and filled with uncertainty, we often tend to dwell on the bad and totally disregard the good. With the current pandemic, it’s easy to get into a ‘doomsday’ mindset and neglect to acknowledge the...

One Life Lost is One Too Many

In 2001, an Australian woman named Sally J Finn initiated the first ever International Overdose Awareness day and on August 31st, we recognize the impact that overdoses have on friends and families. An ‘overdose’ refers to having too much of...