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A new outlook on type 1 diabetes

A new outlook on type 1 diabetes

For the 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune condition where the pancreas stops producing insulin), consistent monitoring of glucose levels and lifelong insulin injections are required to survive. However, innovations in diabetes management like Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) mean that a type 1 diagnosis no longer needs to be something daunting or […]

Is this side effect normal?

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Is this side effect normal?

We’re all familiar with the possibility of side effects when we take prescription pills. But did you know that other health-care tools can also cause concerns? For example, medical devices— everything from pacemakers to prosthetics to bandages—have also been linked to adverse reactions. Canadians rely on medical devices to maintain and improve their health and well-being. Canada has one of the best regulatory systems in […]

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Is financial stress affecting your physical and mental health?

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Is financial stress affecting your physical and mental health?

For many of us, financial worries are the greatest source of stress – greater than health, work or family obligations. In fact, according to a recent study, 40 percent of Canadians say they are overwhelmed by debt, while 48 percent say they’ve lost sleep due to financial worries. And financial stress can have a negative […]

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Over 60? Keep an eye out for common vision problems

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Over 60? Keep an eye out for common vision problems

As we age, we come to appreciate the simpler things in life whether it’s playing with grandkids, taking up a hobby or finding more time for a good book. Whatever activity brings you joy, don’t let the loss of vision affect your independence. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of poor vision […]

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New technology strengthening the pharmacist-caregiver team

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New technology strengthening the pharmacist-caregiver team

Navigating today’s healthcare system on behalf of a loved one and providing unpaid care is creating a world of stressors for the more than 8.1 million Canadians who are caregivers – many of whom feel very alone and unsure in their role. However, new technology is strengthening the relationship between pharmacists and caregivers as allies […]

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Medical device incidents and drug reactions: What to know

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Medical device incidents and drug reactions: What to know

Medical devices and medications help to treat or prevent illness and disease. They also help to relieve symptoms and manage health conditions. However, sometimes they can cause problems. Problems include a medical device incident or an adverse drug reaction, which can occur if your body responds badly. Allergies are another type of reaction. Symptoms may […]

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