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  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Regular Screening Tests can be a Life Saver

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Regular Screening Tests can be a Life Saver

    Screening saves lives Make no mistake about it – screening saves lives. Whether it’s the mammogram to screen for breast cancer or the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) for colorectal cancer, tests have the potential to detect abnormalities early – early enough that you can do something about it. Studies show that regular screening with the […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: How Food Choices can Affect your Cancer Risk

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: How Food Choices can Affect your Cancer Risk

    Getting to the meat of the problem Juicy steaks and other red-meat dishes are culinary signatures in many western nations, including Canada. However, our appetite for beef and other fatty foods may be one of the reasons colorectal cancer has become so common. Researchers have found that red and processed meat may elevate the amount […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Diagnosing Colorectal Cancer

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Diagnosing Colorectal Cancer

    Do you know what the risk factors and warning signs are for colorectal cancer (cancer of the lower bowel)? Here’s some important information on risk factors – and on tests that can help screen for colorectal cancer. Risk factors Age: As you age, your risk for colorectal cancer increases. In fact, more than 90% of […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Good News About “Bad Foods”

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Good News About “Bad Foods”

      Some foods get a bad rap for no good reason. Take chocolate, beef, and cheese, for example – we call them naughty nibbles and blame them for our high cholesterol, heart problems, and widening waistlines. But are they really so bad for us? Toronto-based dietitian Zannat Reza gives the lowdown on 5 so-called bad […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Beverages with Buzz – the Bottom Line

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Beverages with Buzz – the Bottom Line

    Top-tier athletes, weekend warriors, and clubgoers love their sports and energy drinks – but are they really getting a boost? Seattle-based dietitian Lola O’Rourke says so-called “functional” drinks that promise increased endurance and mental clarity in a bottle are often full of hype – and may even harm, not help, you. Here, O’Rourke provides the […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Your Best Home Workout Moves

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Your Best Home Workout Moves

    Home workouts have come a long way from the days of pumping iron in a dank basement corner, or keeping up with the cast of the “20-Minute Workout.” The market is full of fitness equipment, clothing, and DVDs to help you achieve a fitter, slimmer body – in the comfort of your own home. Consider […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Home Gym on a Shoestring

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Home Gym on a Shoestring

    You don’t need to break the bank to break a sweat. You also don’t need a gym membership to burn fat, slim down and get fit. If you are on a budget, follow these simple steps for an effective workout at home. Cardiovascular activity Cardio exercises help you lose weight, decrease stress, strengthen your heart […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Relax More

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Relax More

    You would think people would take any chance they get to relax. But many people feel that they don’t relax enough – “relax more” is a popular New Year’s resolution. How many times have you found yourself wishing that you took more time to “smell the flowers” and less time on the go-go-go? And yet […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Exercise More

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Exercise More

    The problem with getting more exercise always seems to be that it takes so much time. Who has the time to go off somewhere for an hour a day? Perhaps you make a schedule with the best of intentions, and you stick to it for a week or two, and then you have to make […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Eat Right

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Eat Right

    OK, the big Christmas extended feast is over, and you’ve put on a few pounds. Perhaps you’ve been a little “too heavy” for some time. So this is it – time for the diet. You’re going to cut out all starches, or all sugars, or eat only green foods, and keep careful notes, and you’re […]

  • Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Quit Smoking

    Healthy Tips from Pharmasave: Quit Smoking

    Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, which makes quitting smoking an ideal New Year’s resolution. It’s also a popular one – thousands of smokers resolve to quit every year. In fact, some smokers like the resolution so much, they resolve to quit again the next year – and the next… And that’s […]