Understanding Arthritis

By: Mahdi Khanafer, Your Neighbourhood Pharmacist Statistics state that 1 in 5 adults suffer from some type of arthritis. Arthritis, which means joint inflammation, is the pain, stiffness and swelling of one or more of your joints. There...

Cystic Fibrosis: Takes Your Breath Away

May has been designated National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.  Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.  According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it is estimated that, in this country, 1 in 3600 children...

What is Celiac Disease? By Steve Bond

It is a life-long autoimmune condition that affects 1 in 100 Canadians. Sadly, only 20% of those affected have a confirmed diagnosis. I’m speaking about Celiac disease, and in May, attention to raising awareness on what it is...
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Managing Diabetes When You Are Ill

Canadians suffer from approximately 7.5 million colds per year. 2.3 million cases of gastroenteritis (stomach flu), and there are approximately 1.8 million people in Canada over the age of 12 who have diabetes. I'm not a math prodigy,...