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Is There A Link between Poverty and Depression?

by Natasha Tracy  -  September 30th, 2019

Is There A Link between Poverty and Depression preview
People with health problems, including mental illness, have greater rates of poverty, and those in poverty also have greater rates of health problems like mental illness. But the question is, is there a cause and effect? Does poverty cause mental illness? Does mental illness create poverty? These are difficult questions to answer. The relationship between poverty and mental health is complex and difficult to untangle.

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Can Grapefruit or Other Juice Affect My ED Meds

by Carissa Andrews  -  August 26th, 2019

Grapefruit, grapefruit juice, and other grapefruit products are beloved by many, and for good reason. Grapefruit is high in vitamin C and potassium, and it smells great when used in products, such as lotions and bath bombs. However, grapefruit can actually stop important aspects of a medication from being distributed properly. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 85% of medications are known to have interactions with grapefruit.

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Is Coffee Killing Your Chance of Being GERD-Free?

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 19th, 2018

Two years ago, I wrote an article about the effects of caffeine on our gut flora — and whether or not too much coffee is killing off the good bacteria in our gut. It was an interest I had because I’ve always tried to eat in a way that allows my gut flora to work optimally—but I do love my morning coffee.

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Dying to Survive Infographic

by CANPharmacyKing  -  August 6th, 2018

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The debate on affordable drug importation has heated up as the Chinese blockbuster film Dying to Survive debuts to a solid $141 million opening and $366 million in its first eleven days. It’s wildly popular, as it taps into the minds and hearts of every day citizens.

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Can Trump Still Repeal and Replace Obamacare in 2018?

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 9th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Adam Fagen, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: by Adam Fagen, Flickr.com

Republicans came in claiming a mandate when they tried to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in 2017—but were handed a pretty swift defeat each time they tried to bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the chopping block. Instead of a mandate, Congress found Americans to be spooked about health coverage, and rightly so. We pay more than nearly every other country in the world and by the looks of things, it’s not about to get any more affordable in the coming years.

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Psychology Tips and Tricks to Sticking with Your Resolutions

by Carissa Andrews  -  January 29th, 2018

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, it symbolizes for many of us, a fresh start and new beginning towards having the life we dream of. In fact, even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook is right there with us. Unfortunately, resolutions, when not implemented with concrete steps in place, can fall to the wayside, and eventually be forgotten. What happens is a lackluster year, where we feel as though opportunities were missed (because they were), and we begin to feel hopeless.

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7 Myths and Truths About Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

by Natasha Tracy  -  November 14th, 2017

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Many people have heard of seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. It’s commonly thought of as a disorder where people are happy in the summer and sad in the winter. And while this is true in some cases, there is a lot more you need to understand about SAD. Read these seven seasonal affective disorder myths and truths to learn more – don’t miss the self-help tips at the bottom, either.

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Are You Supporting Kids with Food Allergies this Halloween?

by   -  October 31st, 2017

Photo Credit: by Sherry Dumpprope
Photo Credit: by Sherry Dumpprope

Halloween can bring more tricks than treats for kids (and their families) who suffer from food allergies. In the United States alone, one in thirteen kids has a food allergy, and many of them can be severe, or even potentially life-threatening. The scary thing is, there isn’t even a leading culprit to make things easier for those trying to have allergen free candies at Halloween. Any food can cause a reaction. Ingredients such as nuts, milk, egg, soy, or wheat are in most candies and happen to be some of the most common food allergies. However, food dyes, preservatives, and other added ingredients can also trigger reactions. What’s a consciousness and responsible citizen meant to do?

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Immunization Spotlight: The Surprising Pros & Cons You Need to Know

by   -  August 28th, 2017

Immunization Spotlight: The Surprising Pros & Cons You Need to Know preview

As a parent, we will always struggle to do what’s best for our kids. This includes making them eat their veggies, and weighing the pros and cons of vaccination. Did you know thousands of people—kids and adults alike are saved each year through the effective vaccination of killer diseases, such as Polio, Measles, and even Influenza?

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Improve Your Mental Health with Gardening This Summer

by Natasha Tracy  -  July 31st, 2017

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Some people start gardening as a hobby, but what they may not know is gardening is actually good for your mental health. And it’s not just being outdoors that is beneficial, it’s actually the act of gardening itself that improves mental health.

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The Best Bug Sprays and After-Bite Itch Remedies for Summer

by Ainsley Smith  -  June 26th, 2017

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Now that summer is finally here, chances are mosquitos and other pesky summer insects will be on the hunt. As Canadians, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the world’s most scenic forests, lakes, and beaches, which unfortunately happen to be breeding grounds for certain insects in the warmer months.

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How Sound Baths Can Heal Your Mind, Body, & Soul

by   -  May 8th, 2017

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Move over transcendental meditation and yoga, sound baths are today's hottest holistic ticket in town. It might sound like a fad or trend - and, well, frankly it is trending high right now with 33 million Google search results showing up and nearly every yoga, fitness, or meditation studio adding sound baths to their offerings. But, sound baths (a.k.a., sound therapy, sound healing, sound meditation, or vibrational sound healing) have actually been around in one form or another since the beginning of recorded history.

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12 Health Reasons Dandelions Should Be Your Next Superfood

by   -  May 1st, 2017

12 Health Reasons Dandelions Should Be Your Next Superfood preview

For many of us, the last thing we think of when we see dandelions pop up in our yard is how healthy they are to consume. Instead, we start thinking of the ways we can exterminate this little yellow flower from as soon as they arise. But did you know, dandelions have a host of health benefits that may make you reconsider your yearly purge?

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Why You Should Tip Pole Dancers Better

by   -  April 17th, 2017

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When most people think of pole dancing, they think of strippers. That's not quite an accurate word association anymore. In fact, most pole dancers don't even take off their clothing. And, stripping certainly couldn't be an Olympic sport, but pole dancing is actually in the running.

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How Thyroid Disease Impacts Infertility in Both Men and Women

by   -  January 10th, 2017

How Thyroid Disease Impacts Infertility in Both Men and Women preview
January is Thyroid Disease Awareness month. Thyroid disease affects approximately 200 million people around the world, and about 20 million of them right here in America.

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Are Back to School Blues Really a Thing?

by   -  August 29th, 2016

by Wavebreakmedia
by Wavebreakmedia

Summer is wrapping up and fall is just around the corner. For many, this can be a fun, welcome change of pace. For others, it can be a stressful, anxiety-filled season. Did you know most kids suffer some form of anxiety or depression when heading back to school?

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Can Being Having an Acidic pH Cause Disease?

by   -  August 22nd, 2016

by elenabs
by elenabs

Ordinarily, your body’s pH stays fairly neutral at or near 7.4 on a scale which ranges from 0 (which is extremely acidic) to 14 (which is extremely alkaline). Most small changes in either direction have very little effect on your health.

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Are Humans Built to Be Intermittently Fasting?

by   -  July 11th, 2016

is an passionate author and freelancer from Minnesotan with a focus in creative writing.

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Only until very recently, the past hundred or so years, have most humans gotten used to consistently eating three plus meals a day. Before then, meals were far sparser, and certainly more lean when set on a plate. Because of this feast or famine history with eating, there’s a theory circulating that we should be trying to restrict not only the calories we consume, but also restrict how often we eat.

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Surprising Health Benefits of Highland Whiskeys in Scotland

by Kristy Alpert  -  May 30th, 2016

Kristy Alpert is a freelance writer and editor with extensive experience covering travel, food, and lifestyle topics for Canadian pharmacy drugstore.

It turns out toasting to your health may actually be beneficial for your health, especially if that glass is filled with a golden dram of Scotch. Derived from the Gaelic words meaning “water of life," Scotch has been found to hold a number of health benefits that range from heart health and healthy digestion to diabetes prevention and a longer life span.

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Knock Your Socks Off: The Best Socks for Your Feet

by Kristy Alpert   -  May 16th, 2016

Kristy Alpert is a freelance writer and editor with extensive experience covering travel, food, and lifestyle topics.

Courtesy by toesox.com
Courtesy by toesox.com
Your feet are the foundation for the entire body. Which is why when your feet aren’t feeling great, the rest of your body suffers. Unhappy feet can cause everything from calf tension and swollen legs to tight hips and even back and shoulder alignment issues.

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What is the Big Deal About GMOs?

by   -  March 28th, 2016

is an passionate author and freelancer from Minnesotan with a focus in creative writing.

by @CarissaAndrews
by @CarissaAndrews
Here in the United States, GMO and GE foods are a pretty big deal. Love or hate them, they bring up a very important topic that should be addressed: Should we be playing God with our foods?

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Exercise Your Way to a Healthy … Brain?

by   -  March 21st, 2016

Exercise Your Way preview
If you could ward off dementia, Alzheimer’s, depression, or any other brain-related issues, would you do it? What if I were to tell you exercise not only keeps your body healthy, but also your mind?

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When You Shouldn’t Consume Turmeric

by   -  March 7th, 2016

Carissa Andrews is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and author. You can learn more about her at her website.

by Carissa
by Carissa

There are very few herbs that can tout the beneficial aspects which have been attributed to Turmeric; a staple in Indian cuisine and curry dishes. When consumed by an otherwise healthy adult or child, turmeric—or more directly curcumin, a substance found in turmeric—can alleviate a whole host of ailments from indigestion, to reducing inflammation, and it’s even being studied for making headway with cancer cells.

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Your Sedentary Life is Killing You

by   -  February 29th, 2016

by Carissa
by Carissa
We’ve all heard it before. Sitting on your rear all day, regardless of why, is literally killing you. There’s even a name for it: Sedentary Death Syndrome (SeDS). Did you know inactivity kills more than 300,000 Americans annually? If SeDs were a true disease, it would be the 3rd biggest killer in the country; behind only heart disease and cancer. If you’re in an office job without an outlet for movement, you may want to take note. Obesity is skyrocketing at an alarming rate. According to the CDC, more than one-third of the American population is obese (roughly 78.6 million people). This isn’t just a US thing, either. All around the world, lack of movement is causing some pretty serious health complications.

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Is Dad Responsible for Your Weight?

by   -  January 18th, 2016

by everett225
by everett225

Studies have been around for a long time following the myriad ways that a mother’s health and habits can affect her unborn child. For example, drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking or doing drugs, vs. working out, eating right, etc.

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How Mark Zuckerberg Sets the Paternal Leave Tone for the Next Generation

by   -  January 9th, 2016

Photo Credit: @PoisonEcology | Twitter
Photo Credit: @PoisonEcology | Twitter
With the birth of their daughter Max, new parents Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan are doing what most parents in the United States only dream of; they’re taking a substantial amount of time off to be home with their newborn.

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Tips to Picking Safe Toys for Kids this Christmas

by   -  December 21st, 2015

by romrodinka
by romrodinka

December is synonymous with toys for the majority of us who have kids in our lives. It’s hard to imagine a Christmas without the hustle and bustle of toy aisles, or red circles in the latest toy catalogue indicating a beloved wish. As we get closer to Christmas, we picture the faces of the little ones in our lives as they open their special gifts under the tree. We anticipate the excitement, and the joy.

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Coffee Enema: A Great Therapy for the Holidays & Winter Season

by   -  December 7th, 2015

by @CANPharmacyKing
by @CANPharmacyKing

Having good health is a top priority for many people, especially as we come upon the holiday season and look upon the New Year. Sometimes, being healthy means doing a bit of digging to figure out how best to handle your own health, and even considerations on how to detox your body from all the bad stuff we’re exposed to on a daily basis.

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What Your Chunky Midriff Could Mean and How to Lose It

by   -  October 26th, 2015

by andrewgenn
by andrewgenn
Whether you’re male or female, gaining weight around the mid-section can mean some serious problems, if not dealt with in a timely manner. This isn’t a post about vanity – it’s a post that could ultimately save your life. Regardless of weight, lifestyle, eating habits, recent physical ailments, etc., it’s important to recognize when your body is trying to get your attention before it’s too late.

We all know a healthy weight and body shape is a smart thing, and many of us can attain to reach that goal. However, if you notice your body blooming from a pear shape to an apple (ladies) or that beer gut developing, it’s time to start addressing the issues before it’s too late.

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Avoiding and Overcoming Swimmer’s Itch

by   -  August 16th, 2015

by tashatuvango
by tashatuvango

Summer is in full swing and for many families, mine included, it means plenty of beach days. I mean, how else are you going to cool down without the blissful hum of a central air unit, right? (Mental note: must get central air by next year.) However, with all the water fun comes concerns of swimmer’s itch – especially as summer winds down. In our area of central Minnesota, we’ve already had cases popping up in local lakes and let me just say – kids are not happy campers when they contract it.

Steering clear of swimmer’s itch is sometimes easier said than done, but by following the tips I’ve laid out below, you can reduce your chances significantly.

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De-stressing With Apps In The 21st Century

by   -  August 4th, 2015

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It should come as no surprise that our modern lifestyles are, or can be, chocked full of stress. As we advance, we have made many strides to alleviate some of the stresses, but new ones always seem to find a way to crop up. Are we just prone to bringing stress on? Or have we not evolved enough to learn when to release the trigger finger on our flight/fight mechanism? Whatever the answer might be, there are ways both online and off-line to calm down, and find your Zen. When life gets too hectic to make you pause, there’s an app for that.

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The Dad Bod Sleight of Hand

by   -  June 22nd, 2015

by acidburn
by acidburn
There seems to be something amuck with our trends these days. I recently wrote an article about beauty standards for women by teaching our daughters when they’re young. Everywhere I look, it seems like women are berating themselves and trying to find a way to justify their looks or at least reconcile them with society’s views. Meanwhile, enter the “Dad Bod" social media frenzy. In a split second, 500 words written by a college sophomore declaring “girls are all about the dad bod" went completely viral, giving men with a plump appearance a self-esteem boost. For those of you unfamiliar, Mackenzie Pearson claims the “dad bod" to be a look of, ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.’ Still confused? The Washington Post can help you work out whether or not you have a dad bod by clicking here.

Some feminists claim this trend is unfair because it gives pudgy men a free pass, while the “mom bods" out there are still considered unflattering.

Hold up a moment while I pick my jaw off the table.

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Probiotics: Follow Your Gut Feeling

by Liubov Edwards  -  June 10th, 2015

Probiotics: Follow Your Gut Feeling preview

Nowadays antibiotics can be found everywhere, they are unavoidable; they are in meat, in water, in soap and mouthwash. Antibiotics are used in agriculture on animals as preventative measure. They are used in quite high amounts, so antibiotic residues can remain in the meat.

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Strange Ways to Manage Pain

by   -  April 27th, 2015

Pain in life is inevitable, but the way we manage it can vary from person to person. Some people are able to grin and bear it, while others might cringe just at the thought. Yet without pain, our body would have no way of protecting us from dangers that could become life threatening without immediate attention.

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Truth, Lies, and Family Secrets

by   -  March 23rd, 2015

by Boyrcr420, despositphotos.com
by Boyrcr420, despositphotos.com
Everyone has things they’d rather not say, and at the very least, hope to keep private. Not because they are necessarily bad, but because they don’t need to be discussed in open public forum. However, some families have a much more destructive pattern of communication, which can ultimately lead to estrangement, distrust, deter new relationships, and even preventing personal growth. There is a difference between privacy and secrets.

Privacy is simply the state of being unobserved. For example, changing your clothing. Keeping something private may include our fantasies and daydreams, feelings about the way the world works, and even our spiritual beliefs. When revealed, these private thoughts give another person some insight into the revealer.

Secrecy is the deliberate act of keeping something hidden.

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Arousing the Female Libido with Books or Medications

by   -  March 16th, 2015

by Subbotina
by Subbotina
For years, lack of sexual arousal in men has been big bucks for the pharmaceutical industry. There are 26 FDA-approved drugs on the market to boost a man’s performance and sexual drive, but not a single one for women. Perhaps that’s because a woman’s sex drive comes from her most complex organ – her brain. Goodness knows we are still trying to figure that out.

According to studies, approximately 1 in 10 women suffer from low sexual desire, and as many as 43% may be suffering from some type of sexual dysfunction. That’s a lot of women, when you think about it. With the intense interest in all things 50 Shades of Grey, and Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ push to have the first female libido enhancing drug approved by the FDA – perhaps 2015 is women’s year to take back their sex lives.

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50 Shades Readers More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Issues

by   -  February 23rd, 2015

by urbanbuzz
by urbanbuzz
Fifty Shades of Grey, a best-selling erotic book by author E. L. James, has set book sale records worldwide and recently been turned a feature film. But what does reading a book, or now, perhaps, watching a movie, tell us about the people who seek out a storyline that contains sexual scenes that include both bondage and violent discipline? Is it possible that people who choose to read 50 Shades of Grey do so because there is violence and abuse in their own lives? Do young adults who read 50 Shades of Grey actually have more mental health issues than others?

According to a study done at Michigan State University (MSU), the answer is yes.

A Study on the Mental Health of Those Who Read 50 Shades

Amy Bonomi, chairperson and professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, conducted a study with more than 650 women between the ages of 18-24 and found disturbing trends in those who chose to read 50 Shades of Grey.

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Could Your Credit Score Tank True Love?

by   -  February 2nd, 2015

by place4design
by place4design
Who would have thought this was a thing? Yet, funnily enough, it is. I guess it makes a bit of sense, now that I think of it. We live in a country consumed by numbers: How many Twitter followers do you have? Do you have more Facebook friends than me? How many likes did I get for that post? And so on…

If your credit is less than stellar, and you’re trying to attract a mate, experts are saying that rather than pumping your time and money into making your appearance better – you should work at bringing up your credit score.

In some ways, though, I simply can’t relate. I met my husband on Twitter, of all places. And if I were basing our relationship on his credit score, there would have been no chance. Not because his credit score stunk, but because he didn’t have one. Period. At least, not a United States based credit score. He lived in England at the time, therefor the credit he had built his entire life didn’t jive with anything we have in place over here.

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How Toxic Relationships Affect Your Health

by   -  November 24th, 2014

by Mariya_Mashich
by Mariya_Mashich
It's true, humans are social creatures - however, not all relationships are healthy for you. With all the information available at our fingertips, we have become the most planetary-aware humans to ever walk the planet. We are increasingly more aware of what happens not only at home, but also around the world. Yet sometimes, we miss the tragedies right in front of our own face.

Being involved in a toxic relationship is brutal – whether it's with a parent/child, co-worker, or our most intimate relationships. When a relationship becomes toxic, or even stressful, our bodies take a hit. Of course, no relationship is blissful and conflict-free all the time. So how do you know when your relationship has crossed the toxicity threshold?

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Why We Explain this Remembrance Day to Our Kids

by   -  November 10th, 2014

Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the United States) is an important holiday to discuss with our children. However, it is also one that we may have to work at to hold their attention, particularly for the younger ones. There isn’t the prospect of candy or presents, and it entails having to explain some of the harsher realities of human nature. War, death, freedom, and valor are each as challenging as they are important to teach. But how do we get our kids to show some interest and even retain what it means to celebrate Remembrance Day or Veterans Day?

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The New Wave of Pharmacy Design & Architecture

by   -  November 6th, 2014

If you live somewhere like me, you’ve seen a pretty basic pharmacy design and layout that extends to pretty much any and every retail pharmacy. Needless to say, the architecture and design can be somewhat lacking in inspiration. Fortunately, there is a new wave in pharmacy architecture that proves to be a bit more enticing.

Traditional pharmacy architectural design generally focuses on:

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Awesome Ways to Reuse and Recycle Prescription Bottles

by   -  October 27th, 2014

If you happen to be one of the millions of people who take medications regularly, you know that prescription bottles can become a bit of a challenge. If you’re like me, you hate throwing away anything that can be composted, burned, or recycled/upcycled. Many recycling centers don’t recycle prescription bottles due to the number of plastic they are made from (typically #5). Fortunately, there are some creative, thrifty ways to re-use your bottles, and keep them out of our landfills at the same time.

Before you get started on any creative project using old pill bottles, there are three important tips to remember:

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Health Quotes from Canadian Pharmacy Online

by Tiffany  -  September 29th, 2014

Get inspired with health quotes and words from Canadian pharmacy online, or laugh at funny quotes about diseases and conditions. The Big Treasure Is Living Healthier!

Feel free to Pin & Share at our Pinterest board, click here.

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: Find it on Twitter

by   -  August 11th, 2014

There’s much to be said about the uses and benefits of joining and participating on Twitter. For starters, you can find others who share a diagnosis, interest in healthcare reform, interest in specific forms of medical research, or share other interests you will want to pursue. You'll find people to ask questions of, or people to share your own resources with. This type of talk keeps you mentally healthy, which is something we all can benefit from.

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Canada Day on Granville Island

by Tiffany  -  July 2nd, 2014

See the Canada Day parade, live jazz performances & more at Granville Island.

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Keep Your Mind Sharp with 6 Tips

by   -  June 9th, 2014

As we get older, we’ve been told it is normal for our brains to shrink in size and our memory to be compromised. However, Alzheimer’s and Dementia are not inevitable to our future. In fact, brain mass loss can be slowed down or halted all together with a little bit of knowledge.

Here are 6 tips provided by CanadianPharmacyKing.com to keeping your mind healthy as you age:

1. Move that body.

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Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz!

by   -  May 5th, 2014

It's true; we enjoy keeping our readers well informed, and on their toes. So with that in mind, we have our first Canadian Pharmacy King Pop Quiz to help you uncover some great information you definitely want to know about. Now's the time to get some insights you may have missed, but most of all have some fun!

1.) What should you be sure to have with you if your medicine is confiscated while traveling?

a. Extra medicine

b. A cellphone

c. A letter from your doctor

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Another Look at Getting Fixed

by Krasna  -  March 6th, 2014

Here's a clever and interesting recent quote from philosophersmail.com: "An interest in - improvement is a sign of hope; hope that we'll work out how to fix stuff: wars, inequality, battery life, anger, dropped signals and - most important of all (yet most secretly) - ourselves."

It's interesting because the word "fix" isn't often used with the word "hope." Yes, we hope for peace, equality, long battery life, tranquility and good cellular coverage.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

by Krasna  -  February 14th, 2014

It makes the medicine go down, right?

And that's not all the delightful things sugar can do"a good thing, since we eat over 50 pounds of it (24kg) each year.

There's plenty of evidence that a moderate amount of sugar is quite a good source of energy, and it makes our skin plump and glowing as well. The sugar industry reminds us that it's much better for us than other kinds of sweeteners. So maybe a little isn't a bad thing.

And let's not forget that you can't really have good chocolate without getting some sugar...

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