Monthly Archives: December 2009

Guard Against Drug Interactions

December 6, 2009

Keep a list with you of all the medications you are taking. Include nonprescription products and herbal remedies. Share the list with all your healthcare providers. This is important because sometimes these products can interact …

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Trouble With Eyedrops?

When putting drops in a child’s eyes, have the child lie back and close her eyes. Place 1-2 drops on the lids where they meet in the hollow at the nose side of the eyes. …

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Congested Sinuses? Try a Humidifier

Congested sinuses respond well to water vapour. Using humidifiers or vaporizers help stimulate the flow of mucus and bring temporary relief. Actually, standing in a hot shower for ten minutes also helps. Adding smelly substances …

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Winter Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds occur often in the winter months when air indoors is overly dry. To reduce this problem, increase the humidity in your home, and rub a little Vaseline in your nostrils. Saline nasal sprays are …

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For The Holidays

Going on a winter holiday? Be sure you have an adequate supply of your medications to take with you. It saves the hassle of trying to get them in another city or country.

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Getting a Good Night's Sleep

Establishing a “sleep routine” is one of the best methods of ensuring you get a good night’s sleep. Part of this routine is going to bed at the same time every night and getting up …

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Wonder Drug? Maybe, Maybe Not

If ASA were discovered today, it would probably be a prescription drug only. It interacts with viruses causing Reye’s syndrome in kids, affects blood coagulation and can cause intestinal bleeding. It does a good job …

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Did You Miss Your Afternoon Nap?

Do you take naps? About half the world’s population naps every day. The ideal time seems to be between 2PM and 3PM. A short nap at this time shouldn’t interfere with night sleep and people …

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Bath or Shower?

Baths are better for dry skin than showers. Baths give the skin a chance to “rehydrate” helping to replenish the water content of the skin. Applying a good moisturizing cream after the bath will enhance …

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Your Information Source

As your pharmacist, we dispense information as well as medication. We are supported by an excellent library of journals and reference books that help us keep up to date. We’d be happy to fill your …

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Health Tips

Asthma Inhaler Technique

Asthma-sufferers note: about one-third of asthma patients do not use their inhalers correctly. This means they are not getting the proper dose of medication to help the condition. This applies to both the spray-type and …

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