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December 2013 - 10 Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Tuesday, December 3, 2013,
The holiday season, anticipated by most, promoted to the extreme by businesses, the media, and our society in general, often is a time of anxiety, depression or sadness for many. Even though the message of Christmas is love, many of us can become anxious or feel down due to various pressures. worries or unmet expectations. The holiday season can especially be challenging for those who are grieving or who are suffering with physical or mental health issues. "Peace on Earth may seem impossible ...

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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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February 2013 - Understanding High Blood Pressure

Posted by Pharmasave Smith Drugs on Thursday, May 9, 2013,
High blood pressure is the result of blood pressing too tightly against the inner walls of blood vessels (veins and arteries). High blood pressure is also sometimes called hypertension.

Untreated high blood pressure puts stress on many of your internal organs, such as your heart, kidney, and brain, and can lead to heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.

Blood pressure measurements are shown as two numbers (e.g., 130/80). The first (top) number is systolic pressure – the pressure in your blo...

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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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May 2012 - Sports Injuries

Posted by Smith Drugs on Tuesday, May 1, 2012,

Participation in sports activities and exercise programs is increasing as people become more health conscious. Although commonly associated with health benefits, sports and exercise can also cause injuries. Individuals in all age groups benefit from regular exercise when it is performed properly. The benefits of exercise (e.g. prevention of coronary heart disease and osteoporosis, weight control, muscle tone, etc) outweigh the risk of injuries.

This article will focus on minor sports and exe...

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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*

Pharmasave Smith Drugs 

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

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