Pharmasave Smith Drugs

794 Colborne Street East Brantford, Ontario N3S 3S4 - View Map | Store Hours
Phone: 519.752.2892

Notes from the Pharmacist

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January 2013 - Mental Health Issues... Anxiety Disorders

Posted by Smith Drugs on Friday, January 11, 2013,

We all can feel anxious from time to time about various issues or incidents in our lives. Feeling anxious about having to speak in front of a group is quite normal for most people. Worrying about whether a certain person likes or dislikes you is a common source for concern. It is also normal to think about how close you might have come to having had a car accident when you were driving on an icy road.

Some level of anxiety can even be helpful. For example anxiety can help a person study harder...

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October 2012 - Mental Health Issues... Depression

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

"Snap out of it!" "Get a grip!" "Just pull yourself together." "What's wrong with you?" "You just need to pray more." "You need to get out of yourself and give back to others." Some well-intentioned people have said things like these to individuals with depression. Rather than helping however, these foolish bits of advice hurt. Words spoken without proper understanding of clinical depression have made depressed people feel worse. Before giving advice it only makes sense to obtain some knowled...

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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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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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April 2011 - Cancer

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

Cancer will attack over 173,000 of us this year. It does not discriminate. It has taken our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our children and friends. Here are some brief facts about the common cancers. In all cases testing is required for diagnosis.

Colorectal Cancer
May not cause any signs or symptoms in the early stages because the lower abdomen (stomach area) has lots of room for a tumour to grow. Symptoms often appear once the tumour causes bleeding or blocks the bowel.

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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

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

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