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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


Notes from the Pharmacist

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April 2014 - Cold Sores

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,
The most common cause of cold sores is the HSV-1 virus.  This virus is contracted by most Canadians during childhood or adolescence and the vast majority of adults, up to 80%, are seropositive for HSV-1, but often without symptoms.  For those who develop occasional cold sores, episodes tend to be mild and self-limiting, but the impact on quality of life can be significant for those with frequent recurrences.  There are a number of common misconceptions about the cause, transmission and treatm...

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February 2014 - Vaccinations: Not Just Kid Stuff!

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 15, 2014,

Vaccines have turned the tide against some of the most serious diseases, helping us to live longer and healthier lives. Many adults think that vaccines are just for kids, but unfortunately, the shots we get as children won’t protect us forever. Immunization rates for Canadian adults are quite low. It is important that adults get vaccinated too.

The truth is that shots given to you during childhood may not be enough to protect you now. Your immune system ages just like the rest of your body, ...


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June 2013 - Foot Care

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Wednesday, June 12, 2013,
Many people neglect to look after their feet. However, feet need the same care as your hands and face. Life isn’t always easy for your feet. Each day they take you where you are going and support your entire body weight. Keep them healthy by introducing simple and effective habits into your daily routine. A well-pedicured, callus-free, smooth looking and well moisturized foot with clipped toenails is important for both males and females. Every day, take a few minutes to care for your feet b...

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May 2013 - Mental Health Week

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
May 6 to 12 is Mental Health Week
(This is the Canadian Mental Health Association's 62nd annual mental health week) This is as good a week as any to learn how to take care of your own mental health, to get facts about mental illness, or to find help for yourself or for others. 
 
Prevalence of Mental Illness:
"Mental illness indirectly affects almost 100% of all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income l...

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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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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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December 2011 - Cough and Colds

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

'Tis the season for joy, peace, and ... COUGHS AND COLDS !

The average adult may get 2 to 4 colds per year, often during the winter. However, cold weather does not make you more prone to catching a cold. There are over 200 viruses responsible for causing the Common Cold. Rhinoviruses are the most common type of virus causing about 40% of colds in adults. 

Sneezing or coughing can easily transmit cold viruses in droplets from an infected person's nose or mouth. The virus is also easily transmit...


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March 2011 - Medication Records

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

It is important to review your personal medications with your pharmacist to ensure you are receiving full benefit of your medication to maintain and improve your health.  It is a good idea to create and update annually a best possible medication record during a medication review especially if you take several medications each day. It is particularly important to arrange a medication review/update with your pharmacist if:

  • You are planning to be admitted to hospital (in order to have an ...


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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*

Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

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

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Sundays and Holidays: Closed

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