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Pharmasave Smith Drugs

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 - View Map | Store Hours
Phone: 519.752.2892
Philip Smith - Owner Since: 1989


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March 2013 - Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
If you are like many Canadians, you probably don’t know a lot about AMD. Even if you already have it, you may not fully understand what is going on inside your eyes. As its name suggests, AMD is a disease linked to age. Specifically, people over age fifty are affected. In spite of the fact that AMD is the leading cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in people over 50 in the Western world, it’s still relatively unknown. Currently, about one third of people 55-74 years of age and...

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December 2012 - Basic Nutrition

Posted by Smith Drugs on Friday, January 11, 2013,
A healthy diet can not only improve quality of life but can also help you live longer.  Health Canada produces Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating to assist in making food choices to ensure optimum food intake.  Key to this is a new focus called total diet approach, emphasizing that foods are no longer labeled as good or bad, but that the overall pattern of eating is important for long term health.  Issues such as energy balance, fat content, starch and fibre content, along with moderated...
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September 2012 - Let's Talk About High Cholesterol

Posted by Smith Drugs on Monday, October 1, 2012,

In developed countries, cardiovascular disease (heart disease) remains the leading cause of death. The Heart and Stroke Foundation reports that every 7 minutes a Canadian loses his/her life to a heart attack or stroke.

Hypercholesterolemia, specifically elevated LDL (low-density lipoprotein), has been identified as a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. To reduce the risk, current Canadian dyslipidemia (cholesterol) guidelines recommend:

Dietary Interventions:

  • reducing the intak...


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June 2012 - Facts on Stroke

Posted by Smith Drugs on Friday, June 1, 2012,

Stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain, as a result of either an ischemic stroke (a blood clot) or a hemorrhagic stroke (a rupture of a blood vessel and bleeding into or around the brain). Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic and 20% are hemorrhagic.

 

When the blood supply is interrupted, brain cells begin to die without oxygen-rich blood. If the blood supply is not restored soon, the affected part of the brain dies, causing disabi...


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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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November 2011 - Diabetes

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

The month of November is acknowledged as Diabetes month. Every November the world unites in support of a campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation to mark the birthday of the co-discovery of insulin – Sir Frederick Banting. This year is significant, because 2011 is the 90th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. The number of Canadians with diabetes is estimated to be 2.7 million people (7.6% of the population) in 2010, and is projected to rise to 4.2 million (10.8% of the po...


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February 2011 - High Blood Pressure

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

What is high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force of your blood against the blood vessel walls. The recommended target for 
people with diabetes is less than 130/80 mm Hg. The top number is the pressure when your heart contracts and pushes blood out (systolic). The bottom number is the pressure when the heart relaxes between beats (diastolic). For non-diabetic adults, normal blood pressure is considered to be less than 140/90 mm Hg. There are often no sym...


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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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Phone: 519.752.2892
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