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OTC Drug Dangers & Natural Alternatives

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Medications that can be purchased over-the-counter (OTC) at a pharmacy are assumed to be safe, but these products do carry the risk of side effects and health risks, especially when not used as recommended. Drug side effects and interactions are responsible for thousands of emergency room visits each year. Many people think because these products…

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Immune System Do’s and Don’t

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Are you vulnerable to getting sick? The strength of our immune system plays a vital role in whether we’ll catch one of the many bugs that circulate each winter and how long it will take our bodies to recover when we do get sick. To keep your immune system in tip-top shape and cut your…

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Getting a Grip on Stomach Cramps

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Do stomach cramps have you in knots? As a pharmacist, I often get questions about how to manage stomach cramps and the associated pain. Over 90 per cent of women suffer from belly pain at least sometimes with an important impact on their quality of life, and the pain that comes with it ranges from…

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New Years Health Resolutions

If losing weight or getting in shape is on your list of new years resolutions and you’re facing some challenges, don’t despair. There are some surprising factors that can affect weight loss and getting on track is possible with some simple lifestyle fixes.

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Holiday Health Fixes

Holiday parties and shopping can make this a fun and exciting time of the year. But entertaining, eating out, and stress can bring on unwanted health issues, from hangovers and heartburn to sore throat and sleeplessness. Don’t suffer through the holidays, follow these tips to feel your best.

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Is it something I ate?

You get stomach cramps, headache, nausea, and flushing after a meal and you are left wondering, is it something I ate? Sensitivities or reactions to food are increasingly common today.  They can be challenging to deal with because they can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms and are often difficult to pinpoint.…

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Summer Health Essentials

Summer is synonymous with sun and outdoor fun yet the bright days and heat exposure can put us at risk of sunburn, dehydration, and swollen legs. Beat the heat this summer and stay healthy with these tips: Stay Hydrated Sun and heat can increase the risk of dehydration and heat stroke, especially for the very…

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Supplement Savvy

Nearly two-thirds of people take dietary supplements to support their health. But how can you trust that what is on the label is actually in the bottle? The quality of supplements varies greatly. Unfortunately there have been numerous reports of products being found to contain less than or no active ingredients and worse yet, harmful…

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Ancient Remedies and Modern Science

For centuries, certain remedies have been passed down from generation to generation to heal common health maladies and promote youthfulness and vitality. Modern medicine constantly attempts to artificially replicate what nature has proven to do flawlessly when it comes to natural health and healing.

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Secrets to Fabulous Skin

Having great looking skin begins from within. Whether you are interested in minimizing fine lines, adding moisture to your skin or reducing inflammation what you put into your body is just as important as products that you apply to the surface of your skin.

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