Getting to Know Canada’s Food Guide

Everyone knows that eating well-balanced meals is important for individuals’ physical and mental health as good nutrition allows you to feel happier throughout the days and aids to prevent the risk of chronic diseases. As there have been changes made to the Canada’s Food Guide, it is important to look over guidelines to ensure youContinue reading “Getting to Know Canada’s Food Guide”

Managing Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. It often has an impact on the aging population. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease which often affects the joints of the hands, feet, hips, knees and spine. Initially, osteoarthritis was thought to cause wear and tear of the cartilage in the bones. However, it wasContinue reading “Managing Osteoarthritis”

The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

As part of the aging cycle, Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that affects individuals’ memory and cognition. As Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, it can affect 60-80% of dementia cases as there are different signs and symptoms one may identify with. Here are some of the signs and symptoms: The memory of theContinue reading “The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Managing Dementia

As we grow older, dementia is something we typically encounter. Dementia is a neurodegenerative disease that is progressive and irreversible. Dementia involves alterations in the brain which has an impact on various cognitive abilities as the neurons which transmit signals within the brain and body is prevented from working resulting in limited memory, language skills, visualContinue reading “Managing Dementia”

Men’s Mental Health Awareness

Mental health is a big aspect of our lives that many individuals do not consider. As with the pandemic, mental health has had a larger focus. In particular, mental health tends to be attributed to women, but for men it is seen as a silent crisis. For men, there is a higher prevalence in suicideContinue reading “Men’s Mental Health Awareness”

Narcotic Pick up

Figure 1Ontario Ministry of Health (2018) Guildview’s policy is to require the showing of ID for narcotic and controlled substances if we cannot identify the patient. This does not include targeted substances. This policy has been reviewed in mind with public conversations with amongst other (Ontario College of Pharmacist Board Member 2020). However, if theContinue reading “Narcotic Pick up”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Management with Lifestyle Measures

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the stomach and intestines, which mainly manifests as abdominal pain on defecation and altered bowel habits. Based on the changes in frequency and/or form of stool, it is classified as constipation-predominant IBS, diarrhea-predominant IBS, and mixed pattern IBS. Although the causes of IBS are not fully understood,Continue reading “Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Management with Lifestyle Measures”

Getting to Know Your Health Insurance

In Ontario, there are different forms of health insurance that are available to you based on your eligibility. It is important to know and understand your health insurance because then you will understand what types of services are available to you as they can be covered or what needs to be paid out of pocket.Continue reading “Getting to Know Your Health Insurance”