Category: *Pharmasave

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crossing the Addiction Line

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crossing the Addiction Line

    Many of us take part in activities that are often associated with addictive or compulsive behaviours – activities such as drinking or gambling. But not all of us are addicted to them. What constitutes addictive behaviour? When do we cross the line? Addictions come in many forms. Street drugs, prescription medications, alcohol, and inhalants are […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stroke Facts and Warning Signs

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stroke Facts and Warning Signs

    A stroke occurs when the flow of blood to a part of the brain is cut off. This can be due to something (usually a blood clot) blocking the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic stroke). It can also be caused by a burst blood vessel bleeding into the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). About 80% […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Are You at Risk for a stroke?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Are You at Risk for a stroke?

    Stroke is the third-largest killer of Canadian adults, after heart disease and cancer. It’s also the primary cause of physical disabilities and is second only to Alzheimer’s disease as a cause of mental disability. In Canada, there are more than 50,000 strokes a year. About 6% of deaths in Canada are due to stroke – […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Preventing Strokes

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Preventing Strokes

    Your best bet in preventing stroke is to identify your risk factors for stroke, and to work on the ones that can be controlled or treated. Your health care professional will be able to help you identify the risk factors that you can work on, and develop a plan that will work for you. There […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation

    Stroke is a medical emergency. It is important to get emergency medical help right away so that the stroke can be treated. Strokes can be treated with medications, surgery, or other non-surgical techniques. The exact treatment used depends on the type of stroke, when the stroke started, and the overall health of the person having […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Help for the Hearing Impaired

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Help for the Hearing Impaired

    Suffering from hearing loss? You’re not alone, and there are many ways to cope. Hearing aids Many people with hearing loss can benefit from a hearing aid. These devices sit behind or in your ear and amplify incoming sounds so you can hear them. But more than 80% of people who need hearing aids don’t […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Could You Be Losing Your Hearing?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Could You Be Losing Your Hearing?

    Sometimes, the early signs of hearing loss can be easy to miss. Many people don’t realize that they’ve slowly been adjusting to a worsening hearing loss. Could you be losing your hearing? Ask yourself these questions: Do people often tell you you’re speaking too loud? Does everyone seem to be mumbling? Do you often ask […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Protect Your Hearing

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Protect Your Hearing

    Hearing loss doesn’t have to be an unavoidable part of aging. You can protect yourself from some of the common causes of hearing loss. Here’s how: Watch your decibels! Short-term exposure to loud noises, such as explosions, fireworks, or jet engines can cause hearing loss. But so can longer-term exposure to noises that aren’t so […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Hearing Loss – are you at risk?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Hearing Loss – are you at risk?

    One-third of Canadians over 65 have hearing loss. But it’s not just a problem for seniors – younger people can be affected too. In fact, 10% of all Canadians have some type of hearing loss. Could you be at risk for hearing loss? Here are some of the most common causes: Noise exposure: Noise (short […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Talk to Your Family About Organ Donation

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Talk to Your Family About Organ Donation

    In order to be an organ donor, the donor must die from brain death, also referred to as neurological death. In laymen’s terms, this form of death results from a severe injury to the brain, whereby the brain ceases to function because of insufficient blood or oxygen. If the person does not die before reaching […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Organ Donation and Religion

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Organ Donation and Religion

    Some people may worry that organ donation breaches tenets of their religion. A cursory reading of some religious texts may lead to this conclusion, but the reality is that, although some groups discourage organ donation, major world religions permit and in fact encourage the practice. Laws in Judaism and Islam, for instance, prohibit desecration of […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Need for Donors

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Need for Donors

    There are over 4,000 people in Canada right now who are waiting for a solid-organ transplant. If they receive the organ or organs they need, their lives could be saved or greatly enhanced. The number of transplants performed in Canada is over 2,000, a number that has remained virtually the same in recent years. The […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Giving Life to Others ~ Tani’s Gift

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Giving Life to Others ~ Tani’s Gift

    Tani Goodman’s promising life ended tragically in an accident when he was just 17, but in his family’s eyes, his spirit lives on, thanks to the medical miracle of organ donation. Six people have either had their lives saved or reaped tremendous health benefits as a result of receiving Tani’s organs. These new leases on […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: What to Eat Before, During, and After a Workout

    Everybody knows that you need to eat the right things if you want to stay healthy and fit. But what are the “right things”? What does your body need in order to help you stay active? One important answer is glucose. Glucose is the fuel your body needs, especially at the beginning of exercise. Even […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Get Active!

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Get Active!

    Finding time to be physically active is a challenge for most of us. Between the seemingly endless demands of work and family, it may seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to squeeze in a brisk walk or a pick-up game of basketball. But when it comes to the health of your […]