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Your local pharmacy is a staple in your community. It is a place you trust, and it is the place you go to fill your prescriptions, pick up over-the-counter medications and health and beauty products. A recent survey by Canadian Health & Lifestyle found that 97% of people believe their pharmacist has their best interests at heart when recommending medical products. But did you know that your local pharmacy offers a variety of other services?

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. There’s not a cloud in the sky…so, why are you sneezing? You might be suffering from summer allergies. When it comes to summer allergies, the symptoms can go beyond just a runny nose. Depending on the cause of your allergies, you may be in for dark circles under your eyes, severe itching or allergy-induced asthma.

 

After months of reveling in every milestone your baby reaches, heading back to work can be a big transition – for you and your baby. Here are some tips that can help ease the transition.

Spring is here! What a glorious time of year. Everything is so fresh and green! After a long winter, what better way to celebrate than by bringing some of that green onto our plates?

In Canada, we tend to take some things for granted. Like healthcare. It’s free, right? Well, sort of. People who work full‑time and have group insurance will likely never see those bills for the ambulance ride or the medical equipment they take home. They also won’t need to worry too much about the cost of prescription drugs. But for anyone without private insurance, those costs can add up pretty quickly. And dealing with a pile of extra bills when you’re ill is far from being good for your health.

Every January brings a slew of advice on slimming down and beating back the holiday bulge. There’s no shortage of good reasons for shedding those surplus pounds, but here are some lesser-known benefits that might provide you with some extra motivation.