International Women’s Day (March 8) is the perfect day to take action on women’s health. We know, for example, that many working women struggle to juggle a home, family and life in general. This constant struggle means that they end up putting their health and wellbeing on the backburner. So how can women find a balance and make better decisions that will result in healthier outcomes?
Every year on the last day of February, organizations in more than 80 countries around the world participate in the annual advocacy event, Rare Disease Day. The event raises awareness about the impact of rare diseases on patient’s lives.
It’s February, time for that once-a-year opportunity to celebrate love with chocolate, cinnamon hearts, greeting cards and flowers. But this year, we hope you’ll also take a moment to celebrate your heart, the miraculous fist-sized organ that keeps you breathing, moving and… well, loving.
It’s impossible to keep up with the latest research on vitamins and other supplements, even if you’re online every day and know which sources are credible. But fortunately, you don't have to because pharmacists are the go-to experts on supplements as well as over-the-counter and prescription medicines.
Your pharmacist can help you avoid harmful interactions with your prescription medications, as well as make informed decisions about which supplements to take.
Sure, they dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health-care practitioners, but pharmacists do so much more, playing an important and comprehensive role in the health of their patients.
Pharmacists must be equipped with the medical knowledge necessary to provide advice and information about the purpose, interactions and side effects of all drugs they dispense. Depending on the province they practise in, they may also provide injections and prescribe some medications.