A Dose of Advice is a regular Q&A series that features trusted Guardian® and I.D.A.® pharmacists from communities all across Canada. This edition features Jaclyn Makowichuk, pharmacist at Sandstone I.D.A. Pharmacy in Calgary, Alberta.
There were 987 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016. Find out what you can do to prevent and treat Lyme disease, and the signs you should watch out for.
During summer, one of the main ways people burn calories is scratching mosquito bites. Okay, that’s not true, but it sure feels that way—and here’s why.
Are you getting enough of the 13 essential vitamins your body needs to stay healthy? Here’s what each vitamin does—and how to achieve the recommended daily intake through a healthy diet.
Find out if medical marijuana is right for you, and where further research is still needed.
These are the tick-borne illnesses you can contract in Canada. Find out which symptoms to watch out for.
We’ve come a long way from hunting and gathering, but certain physical traits and natural reactions remind us of our ancient roots.
Protect yourself from Lyme disease, Powassan, Rocky mountain fever and other tick-borne illnesses by mastering tick removal in four simple steps.
The good news: there was no sign of a stroke. The bad: my brain was covered in lesions. I was newly diagnosed with MS, and facing a very different future than the one I had planned.
The decade known for happy housewives and Mad Men husbands may not appear to offer much guidance for modern unions. But these tips about loyalty, generosity, and love have proven to be timeless.
If you tend to spend half of the night in the living room, drifting in and out of sleep in front of the TV, you really need to read this.
The bizarre medical story of how a major injury prevented a deadly cancer.
Apple cider vinegar is packed with health benefits, but there is a right and wrong way to use it—and in this case, the “wrong way” can potentially be dangerous and unhealthy.
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal women’s cancer in Canada. Every day, five Canadian women die from the disease. Broader access to new therapies could significantly change the quality of life of women with ovarian cancer, leading to fuller, better and longer lives. In the struggle against this disease, an advocate, an oncologist and a patient are making every day count.
Simple changes can make a big difference in diabetes management.
To help maintain a healthy balance between your duties as a family caregiver and your own life, we’ve assembled 10 tools that can save you time, help you unwind and provide peace of mind.
The dirtiest thing in your doctor’s office probably isn’t what you think. Here’s just how gross it is, and how to avoid it.
Difficulty swallowing—a condition known as dysphagia—can affect anyone.
How well do you know your health lingo? These challenging medical trivia questions are the ultimate test of your health and wellness IQ.
Steering clear of flowers and trees will get you only so far during allergy season. Here are some unexpected reasons you might suffer from spring allergy symptoms.