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November 2013 - Myths - The Influenza Vaccine

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
Autumn has arrived and officially launches the annual flu immunization program. Many myths have developed over the years regarding the influenza vaccine. This article is written to dispel some of the myths associated with the annual flu vaccination by providing the facts.

1. The influenza virus will give me the flu.

  • The virus in the Canadian vaccine is killed and cannot cause influenza.
  • The killed virus is in pieces and cannot recombine into a live virus.
  • The antigens (mainly hemaglutin and neura...

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April 2012 - Allergies

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

"SPRING HAS SPRUNG... the grass is "riz"  I wonder where my Kleenex is!" 

Sorry for the questionable poetry, but with the spring weather, plants are starting to bloom, and soon pollen will be in the air.
ALLERGIES and ANTIHISTAMINES are very relevant to a lot of people, especially during the growing season.
ALLERGIC RHINITIS, often called "hay fever",  literally means "allergic nose inflammation".  Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal or year-round. An allergen (which is something that triggers a...

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March 2012 - Vitamin Supplement

Posted by Smith Drugs on Thursday, April 5, 2012,

Do you need a vitamin supplement?

Everyone knows that proper nutrition is necessary for good health, but just what exactly does that mean? What is good nutrition? And how do you know if you are getting all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy?

A good place to start is with Canada's Food Guide. Health and nutrition experts developed the guide to help Canadians choose the right foods in the right amounts to maintain their health.

Whole foods (non-processed foods) are the best source of vi...

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*Please note that the content in 'Notes from the Pharmacist' is general information.

For specific information regarding these topics and your personal medical condition, please consult your physician*

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794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 
Phone: 519.752.2892

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