Category: *Pharmasave

  • 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: Stroke Facts and Signs

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Stroke Facts and 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: Considering Contacts?

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Considering Contacts?

    Many Canadians opt to wear contact lenses instead of glasses. Contacts offer many benefits: they don’t slide down your nose or fog up in winter, they don’t bounce up and down while you play sports, and they’re less obvious than glasses. Just remember to remove your contacts and wear glasses if you suffer from any eye […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Laser’s Edge

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Laser’s Edge

    For more than 2 decades, laser eye surgery has offered many Canadians a chance to walk away from their glasses and contact lenses. Is it right for you? Laser eye surgery can correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism (where an irregular shape of the cornea [the front surface of the eye] makes it difficult […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Keeping an Eye on Macular Degeneration

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Keeping an Eye on Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in North America for those over the age of 50. While this disease can develop at any age, it is a common part of the aging process, where it is referred to as “age-related macular degeneration,” or AMD. Macular degeneration occurs as the macula deteriorates. The macula is […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: A Look at Cataracts

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: A Look at Cataracts

    As we grow older, we are more likely to develop cataracts. A cataract is a clouding that appears on the lens of the eye, leading to a loss in vision. Cataracts can vary in size and thus in the effect they have on vision. They can occur at any age, although they most commonly affect vision […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Taking the Eye Exam

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Taking the Eye Exam

    Did you know that it’s important to have regular eye exams, even when your vision seems to be fine? Regular check-ups can detect “silent” conditions that could lead to blindness (such as glaucoma) so that they can be treated early. Children who are having trouble learning or reading at school may have a vision problem […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: More Things You Can Do to Cut Your Cancer Risk

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: More Things You Can Do to Cut Your Cancer Risk

    Aside from your weight, smoking, and drinking, the Harvard study found other lifestyle factors that can increase your risk of developing cancer. Here are some other ones that are likely to affect your health here in North America: low intake of fruits and vegetables “unsafe” sex air pollution Just as with the three main factors, there […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Reducing Cancer’s Death Toll Through Prevention

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Reducing Cancer’s Death Toll Through Prevention

    Ever heard the saying “prevention is the best medicine”? While there are a number of factors that contribute to the risk of developing cancer and affect its prognosis, a study published in the medical journal The Lancet found that 9 risk factors contributed to more than one-third of cancer deaths around the world annually. But unlike risk factors […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Three Strikes – Smoking, Drinking and Obesity

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Three Strikes – Smoking, Drinking and Obesity

    According to the Harvard study, smoking, drinking, and obesity are the three biggest risk factors affecting people in high-income countries like Canada. Here are some strategies to help you fight the battle against cancer on these three fronts. Smoking Lighting up may increase your risk of developing a number of cancers, including lung, bladder, kidney, […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Take Control of Your Cancer Risk

    Knowing which lifestyle factors have an impact on cancer risk worldwide is important, but how can you tell which factors actually affect your life? You can start by looking at the list of modifiable risk factors and asking yourself how you measure up. Remember, these are risk factors you can control. While you should feel good about the […]

  • Pharmasave is a Proud National Parter of the Canadian Cancer Society

    Pharmasave is a Proud National Parter of the Canadian Cancer Society

    LANGLEY, BC, April 1, 2019 In 2017, it was estimated that more than 206,000 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer. To show support for those living with the disease, Pharmasave will once again partner with the Canadian Cancer Society for the Daffodil Campaign. Held each spring, the Daffodil Campaign is the Canadian Cancer Society’s national fundraising […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crack the Fruit and Veggie Colour Code

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Crack the Fruit and Veggie Colour Code

    Greens Go beyond iceberg lettuce! Green fruits and veggies, such as avocados, green peppers, celery, kiwi fruits, cucumbers, asparagus, and even green apples, are tasty, nutritious options. They are thought to be loaded with vitamins, such as folate, minerals, and fibre. Lutein, found in hearty greens such as kale, chard, and romaine lettuce, may help to […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Serving Size Savvy

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: Serving Size Savvy

    Most of us are aware of Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and its recommendations to eat a certain number of servings from each food group each day. But what makes up a serving? Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide advises Canadians to consume a certain number of servings per food group each day. This number is presented […]

  • Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

    Healthy Hints from Pharmasave: The Benefits of Eating Fruits and Vegetables

    A fruit and veggie market is a feast for the eyes as well as for the body. All the colours – the bright and sumptuous reds, the verdant green, the vibrant oranges and yellows, and the deep, dark blues and purples – are a sensual delight and a bounty of nutrients. If these colourful fruits […]