When it comes to preventing heart disease, knowledge is power. Here are 10 factors that contribute to your risk for developing heart disease, along with invaluable tips on how to even your odds.
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 Michael Gleiser, pharmacist-owner at Bossons Guardian® Pharmacy in Strathroy, Ontario.
You don’t need to be a globetrotter to contract hepatitis —you could be putting yourself at risk right here in Canada with these everyday habits.
Hippocrates had it right when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” When your body feels out of whack, certain foods can help set you back on the right track.
Months after he was kicked in the head by a horse, Robert’s injuries began to heal and he was able to go back to work. Then he couldn’t breathe.
Looking to get lucky tonight? Better stay away from these un-sexy eats, which could do a number on your skills in the sack.
Seeing spots, flashes, or blurry vision? You may be having an ocular migraine, more accurately called a migraine with aura. Here’s your guide to understanding what’s going on.
Is your nose acting up again? Maybe you should start eating spicier foods.
Diabetes can be a real heartbreaker. Many Canadians don’t know about the strong connection between heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The information below may surprise you and it could be life-saving.
Add these small changes to your daily routine for a powerful dose of heart disease prevention.
It’s time to take interrupted sleep seriously.
Cardiovascular disease (heart disease) is a leading cause of death in Canada. These four surprising clues can point to clogged arteries and underlying heart disease, according to Joel K. Kahn, MD.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death nationwide. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized if they are treated promptly, but it’s common to mistake signs of a stroke for other health problems, which delays treatment.
Thousands of Canadians suffer a heart attack every year. Traditional symptoms—chest pain or pressure, cold sweat, extreme weakness—are well known. But there are more subtle signs you’re having or are about to have a heart attack that can be easy to miss. If you experience any of the following symptoms, see a doctor.
Headaches? Sudden weight gain? Your body might be feeling your stress. Use these simple home remedies and feel like yourself again in no time.
Poor vein circulation in your lower legs can lead to swelling and itchiness—called stasis dermatitis. Learn what you can do to relieve your symptoms.
If winding roads, bumpy planes, or rocking boats leave you queasy, we’ve got solutions. Here’s the rundown on motion sickness—and ways to prevent it.
Working up a sweat—consistently—is the key to cardiovascular well-being.
Is that stomach pain down to something you ate, or could it be more serious? Check our symptom sorter to find out if the pain in your gut is more than just common cramps.
Could something as simple as concentrated oxygen help ease the symptoms and slow the progress of Alzheimer’s?