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Could Your Thyroid Medication Need an Adjustment?

May 9, 2022

The thyroid gland is small, but it has a big job. If you’re taking thyroid hormone for an underactive thyroid, what food and drug interactions should you watch for? And how do you know if the dose is right for you?

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Dry Mouth Tips

Tips for Managing Dry Mouth

March 15, 2022

Many medications and health conditions can cause dry mouth, with symptoms such as difficulty speaking, chewing, and swallowing. What can you do to lessen the symptoms and prevent oral health problems?

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Rapid Antigen Test Kits for business

Rapid Antigen Test Kits for Business

March 10, 2022

Incorporated businesses with 10 to 199 employees that want (or are required) to carry out workplace COVID-19 testing for employees can register for a federal program to receive tests at very little cost.

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Rapid Antigen Test Kits Comox Valley

Rapid Antigen Test Kits Have Arrived!

February 25, 2022

COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits are now available at the pharmacy. These publicly funded tests are currently being offered to B.C. residents aged 70 years of age and over who have active MSP coverage. The age limitation will be lowered as more kits arrive in B.C.

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Coffee and medications

Can caffeine change how your drugs work?

February 23, 2022

We often consider how drugs interact with each other, but we may overlook how foods interact with our medications. From coffee to energy drinks, caffeinated beverages are a popular stimulant that can affect many common medications.

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Covid Vaccine Booster

COVID booster shots are here!

January 19, 2022

We’re now offering COVID booster shots in the pharmacy. In this article, we’ll address questions about whether a booster dose is really needed, whether Moderna is okay after Pfizer, and how to book your appointment with us.

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10 Habits for Happy Healthy Holiday

10 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

December 2, 2021

Soon the holiday season spanning Christmas to New Year’s Day will be here and we can look forward to celebrating and spending time with family and friends. Check out our 10 tips to help you stay on course for healthier holidays.

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Insulin coverage in BC is changing!

Insulin coverage in BC is changing!

December 1, 2021

For anyone using rapid-acting insulin, you can expect big changes to your insulin costs by switching to a biosimilar version.

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

What Can You Do to Prevent or Treat BPH?

October 29, 2021

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — an enlarged prostate — is a normal condition of aging in men. It is very common, with the incidence increasing significantly after the age of 40, and affecting nearly 3 out of every 4 men who are over 70.

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Top 5 Concerns about Starting Insulin

Top 5 Concerns about Starting Insulin

October 12, 2021

Starting on insulin can be daunting. We can help you with many of the common concerns related to insulin use — from fear of needles to worries about weight gain and the cost of managing diabetes.

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mask usage

Can You Rely On Your Medical Mask?

October 10, 2021

In the 2020 flu season, there was very little influenza circulating. However, the 2021 flu season could be quite different, largely because there are fewer restrictions in place. Not only will we see a continued spread of the Delta variant of COVID, but we also expect other respiratory viruses to be spreading.

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Sunscreen Recall

July 20, 2021

Two Neutrogena spray sunscreens have been voluntarily recalled due to the presence of benzene, though the amounts present are not expected to cause adverse health consequences.

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