March is Pharmacist Awareness Month

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You may not know this, but March is Pharmacist Awareness Month. Let me ask you…Are you happy with your pharmacist? Do they take care of you? Do they know your name? Do you know theirs? Today’s pharmacists have the knowledge and ability to do much more than simply fill your prescriptions. Every day we support people in managing chronic medical …

Staying Safe: Reducing the Risk of a Fall

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I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live in their home for as long as they choose. However, a fall at home can result in an injury that makes independent living difficult, often resulting admission into a nursing home. The risk of falls is a huge health problem for the elderly. Five percent of Canadians 65 years of …

Keep Safe with an Annual Medication Review

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Studies have shown that up to 50% of all prescription medications are taken incorrectly. Often this is simply because people forget the important points to remember about their medication. A MedsCheck medication review is one way to improve your understanding of your medications, and in turn improve your heath. All Ontarians taking 3 or more medications on a regular basis …

It’s Flu Shot Time Again

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Influenza is an infection caused by a virus. Symptoms of the flu include sore throat, stuffy nose, fever, chills, muscle aches and fatigue. Some people confuse the flu with a cold, but flu symptoms are usually much more serious. Every year the flu costs society a significant amount in terms of health care resources, lost time at school or work, …