Leena Thomas, RPh. at Yurek Pharmacy author of Summer and Migraines

Summer and Migraines

Can a beautiful, sunny day, perfect for outdoor activities, trigger a migraine? Unfortunately, for some of us, the answer is “yes!” Migraine is a headache that is accompanied by severe throbbing or a pulsing sensation, usually on one...
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Eating Seasonally

We have an old Italian client who attributes much of her good health to, “eating with the season”. She emphasizes, “It was just the way of life in the old country, taking whatever the seasons give you”. Eating...
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Technology in Healthcare

You know, I recently attended the Office Efficiency Day at the CASO station organized by the Elgin Ontario Health Team and Elgin Primary Care Alliance. The focus was on utilizing technology to make healthcare more efficient. I learned...

Breathe Easy into Spring 2024!

Spring is here, bringing with it lots of flowers and blooming trees. These are amongst the biggest triggers of seasonal allergies, also referred to as hay fever or allergic rhinitis. The most common symptoms include sneezing, congestion and...
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Ticks A Year-Round Danger

It has been said in the past that Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat. Not so.The black-legged tick can be found almost anywhere and everywhere in areas where they’ve spread. Ticks can now be found...

Exercising with Osteoarthritis

By Doyin, Pharmacist Osteoarthritis simply means the inflammation or swelling and pain in one or more joints. It is caused by the loss of cartilage that protects the bones where they meet at the joint. Some risk factors...

Let’s Pause and Talk About Menopause 

By Steve Bond, Pharmacist Women make up 50% of the world’s population today (technically it’s 49.75% but close enough). This means that nearly 4 billion people on this earth are likely to experience the change known as menopause....

Holiday Foods and Medication Interactions

Vishal Mehta, BPharm, RPh,Pharmacist As we steam towards the holiday season, for many it will mean fun with lots of friends, family and enjoying plenty of food. But did you know some of the common foods eaten during...
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Have You Got Your Dose of the Sunshine Vitamin?

By Leena Thomas, Pharmacist One of the primary sources of vitamin D is sunlight, ultraviolet B exposure. However, absorption of vitamin D in the True North is limited — particularly in winter. In fact, research shows that 70%...

How Chocolate Can Interfere With Your Medications

By Peter Yurek, BSc.Phm Who doesn’t LOVE chocolate? It’s delicious, comforting, and choke-full of healthy compounds that lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and boost brain power. But before you binge ‘in the name of health,’ check your medications!...

Healthy Tips for Christmas Season

By Paula Wang, Pharmacist Christmas is a time of fun and excitement but also a time of overindulgence. According to research, weight added on during the holidays may not be easily lost afterwards; in fact, it often becomes...

One-Stop-Shop for 19 Common Ailments

By Diane Alavie, Pharmacist Since January, Ontario pharmacists have been allowed to treat and prescribe for 13 common illnesses. In October, this program was expanded to include six more ailments. Allowing pharmacists to prescribe for minor conditions has...

Something the Matter with the Bladder

By: By Steve Bond, Pharmacist Incontinence, defined by the involuntary leakage of urine is a common condition affecting up to 30% of Canadians. There are four types of incontinence based on symptoms – Stress, Urge, Overflow and Functional....