Monday, November 23, 2020

Medication Overdose

When you think of the word “overdose,” you most likely associate it with illicit street drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. However, it’s also...

Finding the Right Treatment for Pain

When we experience pain, the first thing we want to do is find relief – but that’s not always easy to do. Relieving pain...

Antibiotic Resistance

Most of the time when you come down with a common cold, it is the result of a virus. Symptoms such as sneezing, sore...

Why Grapefruit and Medication Might Not Mix

Grapefruits, which come from the citrus family (also consisting of oranges, tangerines, mandarins, lemons and limes), are packed with vitamin C and can give...

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids come in many different forms. They can be taken orally, used topically, inhaled, or even injected. Additionally, are also known as being systemic...

When Do You Need Antibiotics?

When you develop an illness, such as a viral infection (i.e. a common cold) or have a superficial wound (like a cut or scratch),...

Keeping Track of Medications

For some people, medications are a daily necessity to help stabilize many health conditions. For example, individuals with asthma, COPD, or other respiratory-related conditions...

Heart and Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled by Health Canada

If you take medications for your heart or for high blood pressure, it may be a good idea to check and see if they’re...

Hepatitis C Treatment Now Available to All B.C. Residents

In an announcement made on Tuesday, the British Columbia government said that individuals diagnosed with chronic Hepatitis C would be provided full access to...