Health Tip

Protect Yourself from the Sun!

With the weather getting warmer, now is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors; just make sure that you’re protecting yourself from the sun while your having fun. Here are a few tips to help you protect your skin this summer: Wear sunscreen with an SPF higher than 15 Cover up with clothing: wear […]

Treating Seasonal Allergies

There are many causes of seasonal allergies, including: tree pollen, grass pollen, ragweed or mould. Depending on what you’re allergic to, you will experience symptoms at different periods of the spring and summer, but, in general, the allergy season has been starting earlier and lasting longer in recent years. The best way to treat your […]

Taking Care of your Teeth and Gums

We all know that we need to brush our teeth to get rid of built-up plaque, but how many of us really take care of our teeth properly? Here are some tips to help ensure you keep your teeth healthy for a very long time. Take 3-4 minutes to brush your teeth and try to […]

Tips for Healthy Aging

Stay healthier, stronger and happier as you age. Get moving! Physical activity has many health benefits, including increased energy and strength. Before starting any exercise regimen, consult with you doctor. Manage your weight. A well-balanced meal plan and physical activity are important to maintaining a healthy weight. Preventative medicine. Stay current with your recommended vaccines, […]

What is Shingles?

Shingles is a blistering and painful rash that is caused by the same virus as chicken pox. This virus can lay dormant in nerve cells for years, then become active again as you get older and cause shingles. In addition to nerve pain, shingles can lead to other problems, such as: • Scarring • Skin […]

What’s the Difference Between a Cold and the Flu?

Influenza and the common cold share some symptoms in common, but influenza tends to come on more suddenly, last longer and is more severe. There is also a higher risk of complications, such as pneumonia, and influenza can make other health problems, such as asthma, worse. Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms: What can be done […]

Take Care of Your Heart

Approximately 1 in 12 Canadian adults are living with heart disease and it is the 2nd leading cause of death among Canadians. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help control your risk factors. You can: • Control your blood pressure,• Control your cholesterol levels,• Avoid smoking,• Eat healthy,• Get sufficient exercise,• Avoid […]

Travel Vaccinations

Receiving travel vaccinations before a trip can protect you from serious diseases and prevent you from spreading these illnesses to your friends and family upon your return. Certain vaccinations may even be required in order to travel to some places. Your Value Drug Mart pharmacist can review your vaccination history and advise you on which […]

Quitting Smoking

If you’ve experienced setbacks when trying to quit smoking, keep in mind that many smokers will try to quit smoking several times before they are successful, and the more times they try, the more successful they will be. Some tips to help you quit smoking include: • Develop an action plan with a health care […]