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Flu vaccination: Your best shot at staying well!


Flu season is in full swing in most parts of the world. Immunization is the leading factor in preventing the flu, reducing its impact, and minimizing complications from the flu.

“To your health!”: Making decisions about alcohol and prescription drugs


It’s the holidays! All around the world, people are preparing tocelebrate a number of important holidays, including New Year’s Eve. Alcohol is often a standard part of these celebrations, as…

Beyond a spoonful of sugar: Helping kids take their medicine


If you’re a parent or caretaker of a small child, you’re probably familiar with this reaction to medication. Often too young to know how to swallow tablets or capsules, most toddlers and young children strongly...

The curious case of drug contraindications


So your doctor has identified your health problem and it’s one a prescription can help fix. Off you go to fill it and start taking as prescribed. After all, the… Read more...

Medication management for seniors: Making sure the cure isn’t worse than the disease


According to recent data collected by Health Canada, seniors represent 17% of the population but are more than 40% of prescription users. Read more...

Living with a chronic illness can be challenging!


Perhaps you’ve been newly diagnosed with a chronic illness. Perhaps you’ve been living with one for some time and you’re now experiencing changes with your illness and its symptoms. In any case, living with a...

Where there’s a pill, there’s a way: How to store and manage your prescriptions


If you take a prescription medication—whether regularly, or only on occasion when you need it for a specific issue—chances are you were given some information on how to take your medication safely. But you might...