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9 Amazing Benefits of Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seeds

by Carrie Borzillo  -  October 11th, 2021

9 Amazing Benefits of Pumpkin & Pumpkin Seeds preview

The weather has cooled, summer is officially over, and pumpkin-flavored foods are in every coffee shop, grocery store, and farmer’s market around us. While the smell and taste evoke warmth and coziness and fills you with thoughts of grandma’s Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, there are several other reasons to love this seasonal gourd.

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The Most Common Travel Sicknesses — And How to Avoid Them

by Skye Sherman  -  September 27th, 2021

Many people love to travel, but no one likes for their trip to be ruined by an unexpected sickness. While you can get sick at home or abroad, some sicknesses are more common to catch while away from home.

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Could Staying Up Late Induce Epilepsy? A Dangerous Habit Revealed

by Skye Sherman  -  September 13th, 2021

Could Staying Up Late Induce Epilepsy? A Dangerous Habit Revealed preview

Some bad habits are more obvious than others. We all know that smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating junk food causes harm to our health. But did you hear the recent news story about the 20-year-old girl who stayed up late too many days in a row? You might not believe what this unhealthy choice led to.

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Skipping Doses and Delaying Treatment: Will Drug Prices Continue to Rise in 2021?

by Skye Sherman  -  July 26th, 2021

Skipping Doses and Delaying Treatment: Will Drug Prices Continue to Rise in 2021 Preview

If you’re someone who relies on medication in your everyday life, then you’re likely well aware of one unfortunate fact of life: rising drug prices. As the cost of prescription medications increase, the group of people that is most heavily affected is those who rely on these drugs.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Mental Health of Employees; What Can Employers Do?

by Natasha Tracy  -  April 12th, 2021

How COVID-19 Is Affecting the Mental Health of Employees; What Can Employers Do? preview
COVID-19 is affecting employers in legal, medical, and just plain human ways. This previously unheard-of challenge of a pandemic is making everything at work more difficult, whether that’s because employees are working from home, because they’re frontline workers and at-risk, or simply because the coronavirus is affecting employee’s health, including their mental health.

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The Reality of What Being Vaccinated Actually Means

by Carrie Borzillo  -  March 22nd, 2021

The Reality of What Being Vaccinated Actually Means preview

So, you just got vaccinated and might be wondering, now what? Does this mean I can go wherever I want? Hug anyone? Hop on a plane? Throw my masks away?

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Canada’s New International Travel Restrictions Complicate Access to Prescription Medications

by CANPharmacyKing  -  February 8th, 2021

Beginning yesterday, Canada has imposed new travel restrictions to further

screen every person entering the country. This recent mandate applies to international air travelers only (those arriving by land are subject to other rules) and is meant to ensure that anyone arriving on Canadian soil is arriving COVID-free.

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With Stress on the Rise, So is Acne

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 23rd, 2020

With Stress on the Rise, So is Acne preview

For most of us, 2020 has pretty much been synonymous with “stress.” Between the fear of getting the novel coronavirus, and the combination of working from home or distance learning, we’re lucky to be holding it together at all. Many of us are finding ourselves picking up unhealthy habits, some of which can be worse than others.

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5 Ways to Live A “Healthy Liver” Day

by Carissa Andrews  -  October 19th, 2020

5 Ways to Live A “Healthy Liver” Day preview

Did you know October is Liver Awareness Month? The liver is the second largest organ in the body and has some 500 or so critical jobs. Essentially, it’s a powerhouse by performing tasks such as producing proteins, cholesterol, and bile, as well as storing vitamins, minerals, and carbs. Plus, it breaks down toxins, alcohol, and medications.

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New Annual Survey for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI)

by CANPharmacyKing  -  September 24th, 2020

CPPI new campaign survey

It will only take a few minutes and *your feedback is critical* for helping to share the realities of safe and affordable personal prescription importation with Congressional leaders and other decision makers.

Please take the NEW Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation Annual Survey!

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Safety Tips for Flying Abroad During the Pandemic

by Carissa Andrews  -  September 7th, 2020

Safety Tips for Flying Abroad infographic

Flying abroad during a pandemic has made this year’s travels far more challenging. There are new restrictions, rules, and precautions you need to be considering. From whether or not you’re allowed to travel, to the new documents required, and even mask requirements, you want to make sure you are as informed as possible.

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Should Kids Go Back to School During a Global Pandemic?

by Carissa Andrews  -  August 17th, 2020

Should Kids Go Back to School During a Global Pandemic preview

Around the world, anxiety levels are high as schools reopen amid a global pandemic. Parents, teachers, and students are all facing the decision on how they want the 2020-2021 school year to look. And honestly, it’s no wonder. And honestly, it’s no wonder. With so much left up in the air, most of us are wondering which is the lesser of two evils – returning our kids to in-person schooling, with the chance of coming into contact with the coronavirus, or having them stay quarantined at home...

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Qvar Redihaler Quick Facts Infographic

by CANPharmacyKing  -  July 20th, 2020

Qvar Redihaler Quick Facts

Qvar Redihaler is an affordable corticosteroid inhaler you might want to consider (for patients over the age of 4). It’s also the first, and only, breath-actuated aerosol corticosteroid inhaler, which eliminates the hand-breath coordination needed for most other inhalers.

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Is Your Job Putting Your Thyroid at Risk?

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 27th, 2020

Is Your Job Putting Your Thyroid at Risk preview

You wouldn’t think it, but your thyroid plays a large role in many functions of your body. Most people know that this butterfly-shaped organ releases hormones to control your metabolism, but they also regulate other vital functions like breathing and overall voice quality. Whether you’re a singer, work in a call center, or just love to talk on the phone, your thyroid is needed to help you do your job. Yet for many, taking care of it can be difficult when the job you love could also be putting your thyroid in danger.

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Parkinson's Disease Research Roundup: May 2020

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 18th, 2020

Parkinson's Disease Research Roundup: May 2020 preview

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system condition that’s caused by a loss in neurons in a location of the brain called the substantia nigra. It’s located about mid-brain, right above where the spinal cord connects. The substantia nigra has two halves, and sometimes, one side is more affected than another.

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10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2020 Despite Social Isolation

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 4th, 2020

10 Best Mother’s Day Gifts 2020 Despite Social Isolation preview
Mother’s Day 2020 is shaping up to be a celebration like no other. As much as we all want to gather together and celebrate with brunch and lots of hugs, most countries around the world are still advising that we keep our distance and stay within the guidelines of the coronavirus social distancing quarantine. This makes for challenging times as we try to celebrate Mother’s Day during the coronavirus pandemic.

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10 Inspiring Ovarian Cancer Celebrities and Their Battle with the Whispering Disease

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 30th, 2020

10 Inspiring Ovarian Cancer Celebrities and Their Battle with the Whispering Disease preview

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to talk about some of the inspiring women who have battled this whispering disease. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and it’s also the most deadly.

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8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 23rd, 2020

8 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During COVID-19 preview

The world community is actively quarantining COVID-19 in an attempt to stop the spread of this infectious disease. Not everyone will get sick and not everyone who does get this newest coronavirus will be facing mortality. However, there are certainly some segments of the population who are more at risk than others. Namely, those who are over 70 years old, and/or those who have underlying health conditions that could compromise their immune system or pulmonary function.

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Combining Extra Cup of Coffee and Exercise Improves Kidney Function

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 9th, 2020

Combining Extra Cup of Coffee and Exercise Improves Kidney Function preview

March is National Kidney Month. While technically every month is a good one in terms of doing what we can to eat right and move more, this is a great one to focus on our overall kidney health. Most of the time, assuming our kidneys are functioning properly, they take a backseat to larger organs like the heart and lungs.

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Why Peanut and Food Allergies Are Surging?

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 25th, 2020

Why Peanut and Food Allergies Are Surging preview

Peanut allergies are on the rise—increasing 21% since 2010. In fact, children with a peanut allergy account for roughly 10,000 children being admitted to hospitals around the world. Granted, this isn’t the same everywhere, for instance, India and China are not seeing this same rise.

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Manage Novel Coronavirus Induced Stress with These Simple Tips

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 15th, 2020

Manage Novel Coronavirus Induced Stress with These Simple Tips preview

Despite the low fatality rate, the Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus has sparked people’s imagination and stoked fears, regardless of where they live. Right now, the mortality rate is only 2%. The virus was first reported on December 31, 2019, so it’s still early days and it’s always possible for things to change, but until that happens, it does no one any good to get overly stressed out about it.

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9 Heart Healthy Tips Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 10th, 2020

9 Heart Healthy Tips Just in Time for Valentine’s preview

Can you believe it’s already February 2020? While everyone is talking about love, romance, and how to rekindle the flames of the heart, over here at Canadian Pharmacy King, we want to remind you about the easiest ways to keep that heart healthy.

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12 Lucky Recipes for Your Chinese Lunar New Year’s Dinner

by Carissa Andrews  -  January 23rd, 2020

12 Lucky Recipes for Your Chinese Lunar New Year’s Dinner preview

If you’re feeling a little out of sorts since 2020 began, you aren’t alone. Many people are enthusiastic and excited as the new year hits and by this third week in January, they’re already throwing in the towel. However, did you know you can regroup and celebrate the new year all over again and make sure this time, luck is on your side?

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Could House Bill Put American Patients First by Lowering Drug Prices?

by Carissa Andrews  -  December 23rd, 2019

Could House Bill Put American Patients First by Lowering Drug Prices preview
American prescription drug prices are some of the highest in the world. In fact, according to a study by the Ways and Means Committee, it’s four times higher than comparable countries. What’s worse, most of the medications are life-saving ones that, without the accessibility to them, a patient could likely die.

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Arrival of Menopause? Your Mental Health Might Take a Hit

by Carissa Andrews  -  October 21st, 2019

menopause and mental health

World Menopause Day is coming up on Friday, October 18th and in honor of it, we wanted to discuss post-reproductive health and the symptoms that can go along with this life transition. As a 41-year old woman, the idea of being perimenopausal has come up a couple of times in the back of my mind. I’ve often wondered when symptoms will really start to come on and what will impact me the most. More importantly, is there anything I can proactively do to minimize them? Or when they start, is there anything I can do to relieve them naturally? I’m sure I can’t be the only one, so let’s take a closer look at the stages of menopause, how it can affect women differently, and ultimately, what can be done to live a full, engaging life – even after menopause.

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From Regulating Cholesterol to Boosting Sex Drive; The Many Health Benefits of Figs

by Carissa Andrews  -  September 9th, 2019

health benefits of figs
Figs, also known as anjeers to some, are a natural superfood with a variety of health benefits. According to a study, the typical American diet consumes figs in an extremely low amount. In fact, figs make up only 1% of all fruit consumed, despite their nutrient power punch. If you’ve never had a fresh fig, now’s the time to add them to your diet; especially since fig season is in full swing.

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The Most Popular Blue Chew ED Pills to Keep Your Summer Chic and Fresh

by Carissa Andrews  -  August 12th, 2019

Summer is all about relaxing, kicking your feet up, and having a fun time. And you can certainly do that with the help of one of the most popular blue chew ED pills. Here’s the Canadian Pharmacy King’s pick of the top 5 most popular erectile dysfunction products on the market today.

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10 Health & Wellness Products for Women to Look Out for This Year

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 29th, 2019

10 Health & Wellness Products for Women to Look Out for This Year preview
With 2019 half-over, we’re looking forward to 2020 with some gotta-have products for women’s health and wellness. After all, when we flip to a new decade, we all want to look and feel our best. Right? Besides, 2020 is a pretty momentous year. Inspiring today’s blog is a straight-forward list of 10 awesome women’s products for everything from acne to weight loss. The great thing is, with these recommendations, there’s no need to peruse your local big box store or pharmacy for the best OTC supplement or prescription medication. We have you covered with this quick and easy guide to look and feel your best.

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Five Little-Known and Rare Diseases to Watch Out for in 2019

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 8th, 2019

Five Little-Known and Rare Diseases to Watch Out for in 2019 preview
One in twenty people live with a rare disease at some point in their lives. While this number might seem relatively high, the truth is, for many rare diseases, there is no cure. Each disease can impact a patient’s life—from a mild annoyance, all the way to being a death sentence. While many of them are treatable in some form, the key is knowing they exist so they can be diagnosed properly. The rarer a disease is, the harder it is to pinpoint what it actually is. This is especially true for diseases that can mask themselves as other diseases without the proper laboratory to look over the results.

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Nutrition Prescription: One Factor in Erectile Dysfunction?

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 10th, 2019

Nutrition Prescription: One Factor in Erectile Dysfunction preview
June 10-16th is Canadian Men’s Health Week and here at Canadian Pharmacy King, we’re excited to celebrate with you so you can live your best life possible. One of the ways we celebrate, is by bringing light to one of the ways men can take control of their health, and in specific, their sexual health. Through proper nutrition, it’s possible to negate the side effects of erectile dysfunction—or even eliminate them entirely. But how?

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Instagram Accounts to Follow for Your Mental Health

by Natasha Tracy  -  April 1st, 2019

On Instagram, you can find information on everything, including mental health. However, Instagram can give you positive or negative messages about mental health. If you’re dealing with a mental health challenge, you want to focus on those accounts that can provide positive messages in the forms of trusted mental health information, motivational messages and maybe even a little humor. These are the best Instagram accounts to follow to support your mental health.

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The Facts and Fiction Behind Male Pattern Baldness

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 18th, 2019

Male pattern balding is a common condition leaving men all over the world on the hunt for a cure for. Did you know over 50% of all men over the age of fifty will experience hair loss to some degree? There happens to be plenty of misinformation out there about hair loss for men, and we wanted to get to the bottom of some of the most persistent myths—as well as discuss some of the facts all men should know about thinning hair. Let’s take a closer look.

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Viagra, Cialis, Levitra - Which Male Impotence Prescription is Best

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 25th, 2019

Sexual intimacy is an important aspect of our romantic relationships. It brings us closer as a couple, reduces stress, and actually has a host of health-related benefits as well. As a relationship ages an active sex life is a way to remind our partner how interested in them we are. This translates into a confidence booster for both sexes.

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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

Dying to Survive Infographic Preview

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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More than Money Saving: Facts About the Evolution of Online Pharmacies

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 18th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Chris Potter Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Chris Potter, Flickr.com

Online pharmacies are pretty synonymous with saving money these days. Almost everyone knows you can hop online and purchase your prescription medications through local or online Canadian pharmacies without much fuss. But have you ever stopped to consider the evolution of how online pharmacies came to be? What’s driven this market shift and how did Canada become one of the leading sources for cheaper online prescription refills? We’ll answer all of these questions and more. Read on for the details

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Eliminate Hypertension by Dialing Back Salt

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 14th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Carissa Andrews
Photo Credit: by Carissa Andrews

The amount of salt a person consumes on a daily basis can be a good indicator for whether or not you could be at risk for developing high blood pressure. In fact, the FDA predicts reducing sodium intake could prevent 83,000 deaths in just twenty years.

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Sidestep Arthritis with a Better Gut Biome

by Carissa Andrews  -  April 30th, 2018

Photo Credit: by Messi Lewi, Flickr.com
Photo Credit: by Messi Lewi, Flickr.com

Arthritis, in all its various forms, affects 54.5 million adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and of those, 43.5% have limitations on their daily lives because of it. It’s estimated by 2040, 78.4 million adults over the age of 18 will have been diagnosed by a doctor with arthritis. An astonishing two-thirds of those will be women.

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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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Google Search: Why My Cats Sleep So Much?

by CANPharmacyKing  -  April 2nd, 2018

Google Search: Why My Cats Sleep So Much preview

How's your #BankHolidayMonday going? ... I just asked google why cats sleep so much.

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Is Your Dairy-free Diet Giving You a Vitamin D Deficiency

by Kaitlin Racine  -  February 13th, 2018

Photo Credit: by NeONBRAND, Unsplash.com
Photo Credit: by NeONBRAND, Unsplash.com

You probably recall seeing ads and commercials with celebrities sporting milk-staches and the motto, “Got Milk?” It was one of the leading health campaigns of the 90s, led by the American Dairy Association designed to instill a lifelong habit of a milk-rich diet in the populace by implying milk will help you grow – and stay – big and strong.

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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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Singles Day, Black Friday, & Cyber Monday: Beware the Health Hazards

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 27th, 2017

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With Single’s Day recently behind us and Black Friday & Cyber Monday still forthcoming, it’s important to be mindful of some of the health risks we may set aside while we immerse ourselves in flashy deals. The holiday season is often a time of overindulgence—as we buy more than we need, or often intend to, on those we love. This is particularly true as the psychology of sales kick into high gear—as they are already. We fear we’ll miss out, or that we could be saving “so much more money” if we only get out and fight the crowds.

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Are You Supporting Kids with Food Allergies this Halloween?

by Carissa Andrews  -  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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How to Enjoy Your Sichuan Sauce Without Triggering Heartburn

by Carissa Andrews  -  October 23rd, 2017

How to Enjoy Your Sichuan Sauce Without Triggering Heartburn preview

Heartburn can certainly put a damper on the types of foods people enjoy—spicy foods being one of the top sour stomach and heartburn causing culprits. But what if we told you it’s still possible to enjoy your favorite Sichuan sauce without triggering heartburn or bringing on acid reflux? Furthermore, what if we told you, there are actually some pretty awesome health benefits to eating those spicy suppers? Well, there are. Let’s dig in a bit deeper to understand the risks and benefits associated with spicy food consumption.

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Surprising New Connection between Caffeine and Erectile Dysfunction

by Carrie Borzillo  -  October 10th, 2017

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Caffeine has long been given a bad rap. The famous Mayo Clinic states that consuming more than 500-600 mg of the stimulant a day may lead to insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, an upset stomach, a fast heartbeat, and muscle tremors.

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

by Carissa Andrews  -  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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12 Health Reasons Dandelions Should Be Your Next Superfood

by Carissa Andrews  -  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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Don't Let Stroke Ruin Your Weekend or Holiday

by Carissa Andrews  -  January 3rd, 2017

Don't Let Stroke Ruin Your Weekend or Holiday preview

Strokes are striking people at younger ages than ever before. While overall incidents have come down, those under 55 years old have seen an uptick in strokes. According to a study done by the American Heart Association and released in May 2016, it found between 2000 and 2010, there was a sharp 44% increase of strokes for people age 25-44. This in turn continues to support a recent 2012 study, which found the average age for a first-time stroke is dropping.

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Quit Smoking and A Prolong Life: It Can be Done

by Liubov Edwards  -  November 30th, 2016

Quit Smoking and A Prolong Life: It Can be Done preview

It is well known that smoking is harmful for human’s health, but how harmful? Now scientists know exactly what number of DNA mutation can be caused by smoking.

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Where the US Presidential Candidates Stand on Health Care

by CANPharmacyKing  -  July 5th, 2016

After a rough primary season, the American voters have finally whittled down the contenders for the Presidency to the final two candidates. The Democrats are supporting long time favorite Hillary Clinton, and the Republicans are supporting brash political outsider Donald Trump. While this is a historical and important election for a number of reasons, whoever lives in the White House starting in 2017 will unquestionably affect the future of American health care.

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Jon Snow Lives: What His Resurrection Really Means for Westeros

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 6th, 2016

We’re officially at the mid-season point for Game of Thrones: Season 6. By now, just about the entire planet is well aware of the long-kept (albeit not entirely surprising) secret that beloved character Jon Snow has returned from the dead. While the show’s producers made sure never to “technically" lie, they left us hanging until the very end of Episode 2 to bring Jon back, only to cliff hang us yet again until the following week.

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Syrian Refugees and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Major Concern

by Natasha Tracy  -  April 4th, 2016

Syrian Refugees and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Major Concern preview
Syrian refugees face many challenges, but one that may be underestimated is the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in some Syrian refugees. Considering the atrocities many Syrian refugees have experienced, PTSD, a serious mental illness, is a major concern.

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Your Sedentary Life is Killing You

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 29th, 2016

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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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The Worst Part of Eating Junk Food Isn't Getting Fat

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 30th, 2015

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You and I both know moderation is key when it comes to eating the foods we crave, but know aren't good for us. However, did you know there's more to fear from your favorite guilty pleasure than just gaining weight? Studies are finding links between a diet high in junk food to problems with energy, memory, and even brain density. All of this spells disaster as we age; eventually causing mental conditions, disorders, and possibly linked to cancer, Alzheimer's, and dementia.

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You Can Have Your Bacon and Eat It Too

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 23rd, 2015

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by @CANPharmacyKing
Have you heard the latest about bacon? People the world over are losing their minds over the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) latest determination about processed meats. Right before Halloween, the IARC issued a statement labeling processed meats as carcinogenic. Of course, there was an instant uproar over the determination, but take a breather and listen up.

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The Link Between Diabetes and Mental Illness

by Natasha Tracy  -  November 16th, 2015

The Link Between Diabetes and Mental Illness preview
People with diabetes have enough health concerns to deal with as do people with mental illness. Unfortunately, research shows that those with diabetes have a greater chance of also having a mental illness and those with a mental illness have a greater chance of having diabetes. In other words, if you have both, you’re certainly not alone.

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Birthday Wishes to King Kong Bundy

by CanadianPharmacyKing  -  November 6th, 2015

Birthday Wishes to King Kong Bundy Infographic Preview
Christopher Alan Pallies, known as King Kong Bundy, is about to celebrate his 58th birthday on November 7th. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, King Kong Bundy is an American pro-wrestler, stand-up comedian, and actor. He achieved mainstream recognition during the 1980’s and 90’s through being apart of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, but now called WWE).

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Dangerous Business: Death by Selfies

by Carissa Andrews  -  October 13th, 2015

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In a world so overcome with their hidden desperation to be loved and accepted, it’s no wonder that bubbling to the surface is the need to please via selfies. As it turns out, the one-upmanship has escalated in recent years to the point of people doing the stupidest things for the sake of likes on their social media sites. So many people are enthralled with them, in fact, the word “selfie" was officially accepted by Merriam Webster for entrance into the dictionary last year. This is in and of itself a bit of a crazy feat, when you think of it. Last month Yahoo presented an article stating 2015 marks the first time when taking a photo of yourself has become deadlier than being attacked by a shark. Let that sink in for a moment. I mean, wow.

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Are You On the List?

by Liubov Edwards  -  October 7th, 2015

Are You On the List preview

Forget about taro cards and fortune tellers if you want to know for how long are you going to stay alive. One medical test can answer the question with precision. The new test supposed to show how fast a person is ageing. One of the researches, said: "This new test holds great potential as with further research, it may help improve the development and evaluation of treatments that prolong good health in older age."

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Now’s the Best Time To Talk To Your Kids About Abduction

by Carissa Andrews  -  October 5th, 2015

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by Haywiremedia
This September, the unimaginable happened in a small town in Alberta. A 2 year old and her father faced the unthinkable. The father, Terry Blanchette, 27 was found dead in his home by a family member – which led to an Amber alert spanning three provinces and one US State. Unfortunately, the hunt for the missing girl, Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette didn’t end well. Her remains were confirmed September 15th and a local man is in custody for their murders.

This scenario is a parent’s worst nightmare, for sure. But how many of us have sat down to have an honest conversation with our kids about the dangers of going with strangers? What about giving them the tools and actionable items to feel empowered and safe?

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Disciplining Someone Else’s Kid: Yay or Nay?

by Carissa Andrews  -  September 30th, 2015

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by DesignPicsInc
On September 11th, 2015, Yahoo posted an interesting article about whether or not it’s acceptable to discipline someone else’s child. For some it’s taboo- for others, it’s humiliation at it’s best. I know if my kids were to get disciplined while I was standing there (and evidently doing nothing), I’d be a bit mortified. Not so much for my kid – but hey, watch yourself kiddo; you shouldn’t need to be disciplined by a stranger – instead more for myself as a parent. I mean, c’mon, who would feel great about their kid getting corrected by someone else? I know I sure wouldn’t.

In a way, it’s a subtle (or maybe not so subtle) way of saying, “Gee lady, your kids need to be taught some stuff by you. Wanna get on that?" I know some people wouldn’t care, in fact, they’d welcome the help.

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Will the New Facebook Dislike Button Harm Your Mental Health?

by Natasha Tracy  -  September 28th, 2015

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by Mattz90
Facebook is finally responding to users’ requests and adding a “dislike" button to Facebook posts. Just like the “like" button, users will soon be able to click a button to “dislike" a post. But the question is, is this new dislike button on Facebook going to harm people’s mental health? Will the dislike button actually make people feel better or worse when using this social media site?

Why Add a Dislike Button to Facebook?

“. . . people have asked about the dislike button for many years. Today is a special day because today is the day I can say we’re working on it and shipping it,"

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CSI Finale: Tracking the Malaria Killer

by Liubov Edwards  -  September 25th, 2015

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CBS confirmed that CSI will end its 15-season run with a two-hour finale on Sep 27th, featuring original cast members William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger. To celebrate the 15 incredible years. Fans including #CANPharmacyKing who has touched this show. This one's for you.

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Online Cheating Can Have Real-World Consequences, Even Suicide

by Natasha Tracy   -  August 31st, 2015

This article was written by award-winning writer and speaker, Natasha Tracy. In the next article, she will offer the tips about How to Protect Your Mental Health If You’re on the Ashley Madison List

One of the largest data breaches in the world – the Ashley Madison hack of 30 million records – has proven that actions taken online on an adultery website have real-world consequences, too. Of course, after an alleged cheating partner is discovered, relationship separations and even divorces can occur, but worse than that, even hate crimes and unconfirmed suicides have resulted from the Ashley Madison hack. Online cheating actions are not made in a vacuum, they affect lives of spouses, children, and other loved ones in the real world as well.

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Brother Jericho Protects Cecil’s Cubs Amidst Death Claims

by Carissa Andrews  -  August 19th, 2015

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by illustration_hft
By now, I’m sure many of you are aware of the poaching death of Cecil the lion, a local favorite in Zimbabwe. The thirteen-year-old lion has been tracked by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit in Oxford's Department of Zoology, making him very beloved by those who knew of him. I won’t go into the gory details, but let’s just say, Cecil suffered needlessly, which is in part causing all the outrage. The other part was due to the fact he was a protected animal that was lured out of his sanctuary at the Hwange National park in Zimbabwe. The “trophy" hunter who took down Cecil – a Minnesotan dentist, I’m afraid – is currently a fugitive and due to international outrage, he’s being sought for extradition to face charges in Zimbabwe for the illegal hunt.

It’s not the first poaching conviction for Palmer, either, who has one on record for killing a black bear in Wisconsin in 2006, then lying to authorities about where he killed it. Despite going underground, Palmer did issue a statement claiming he was misled by local guides to believing the hunt was legal, and he had no idea the lion he shot was “a local favorite."

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It’s Good To Be King: The Life & Future Reign of Prince George

by CanadianPharmacyKing   -  July 20th, 2015

When Prince George of Cambridge was born on July 22nd, 2013, it marked the first time since the Victorian Era that three generations in line for the throne were alive at the same time. “George" is amongst the most popular names for Kings in England and, like them, he will someday become the royal figurehead of the British Empire.

How far is Prince George in line from the crown? How many other Kings of England were named “George"? What is his last name? What is Kate Middleton’s occupation? Who is next in line for the crown after Prince George? What unusual royal rules will Prince George have to follow?

Many people have questions about the future King of England, and we have the answers! Check out these fun and interesting facts about Prince George.

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Tips and Tricks for Fun Hiking with Little Ones

by Carissa Andrews  -  June 24th, 2015

Photo by Tiffany
Photo by Tiffany
June is National Great Outdoors (GO!) Month here in the United States and I can think of no better way to celebrate with my little ones than to lose ourselves in nature. We are fortunate enough to live in Minnesota, where state forests, hiking trails, and paved trails are abundant.

When I was a child, my parents never took me places to wander the woods. Instead, I grew up in a part of town with a forest behind our house and I would find myself outside from dawn until dusk, when I could. From a very young age, I would roam the woods, dreaming about what life was like when there were no conventional houses, roads, cars, etc. I’d fight bad guys (broken tree branches) with my “sword" (a large stick), build teepees, and all around explore.

These days, it may not be as feasible for our kids to do the same, but we can ensure they find themselves in a bit of nature so they can build a love for it, too.

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Mental Health and “Game of Thrones”: Narcissists Oh My!

by Natasha Tracy  -  May 25th, 2015

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by outsiderzone
Mental health probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your mind when you think Game of Thrones, and according to licensed mental health counselor Colleen Jordan, that’s probably a good thing because Game of Thrones is full of sociopaths, borderlines, narcissists, alcoholics, and people suffering from delusions. Character by character, mental illness is plotted throughout Westeros. Characters we love and characters we love to hate are all there in their mentally ill glory.

And while in real life that wouldn’t be any fun, in Westeros it sure makes for great drama.

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Music Is My Drug: The Passing of B.B. King

by Carissa Andrews  -  May 20th, 2015

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by irisphoto11
Growing up, the music in my house revolved more around Classic Rock than Blues, but even this Minnesotan gal has heard of the great B.B. King. Truthfully, though, until his passing, I knew very little about the man himself. Sometimes life is funny like that. We get so caught up in all the little things in our own lives, the different aspects pulling our attention from the start, that we miss some of life’s amazing people, places, and things in our periphery. B.B. King is one such amazing man.

Born Riley B. King on September 16th, 1925 in a cabin on the bank of Bear Creek in Berclair, Missisippi – he earned his nickname of B.B. King (shortened from “Beale Street Blues Boy", or “Blues Boy") when he cut his first record in 1949. Seems a fitting nickname, and clearly it stuck.

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Arousing the Female Libido with Books or Medications

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 16th, 2015

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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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Encouraging Our Kids to Kick Butts this March

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 9th, 2015

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by goceristeski

No, we’re not talking preparing kids for the inevitable Walking Dead apocalypse, but it is something equally deadly and not at all fictitious. National Kick Butts Day is March 18th, 2015 – and is a way to help teach kids about the deadly consequences of tobacco use. Every day, over 3,500 kids try tobacco for the first time and of those 1,000 will become repeat customers. That’s a frightening statistic when you consider nearly 500,000 people die each year from a tobacco related death.

When I was a kid, I grew up in a household of smokers. While you’d think that it would have been easy for me to take up the habit, their obsessive use actually had the opposite effect on me. I hated it. I hated being around when my parents smoked, or when they had guests over that would make our home smell like the bottom of an ashtray. My eyes would water, and my sinuses burn. I lived during a time when smoking in restaurants was acceptable, and as a child, you couldn’t escape it. To this day, I’ve never once tried a single puff.

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50 Shades Readers More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Issues

by Natasha Tracy  -  February 23rd, 2015

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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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Instill Gratitude This Thanksgiving and All Year Long

by Carissa Andrews  -  November 26th, 2014

Thanksgiving by sognolucido
Thanksgiving by sognolucido
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~ Melody Beattie

Thanksgiving is just about upon us here in the United States. As a parent, November is always a good month for me to count my blessings, and think up ways to instill a sense of gratitude and thankfulness into our children. We may not have every single thing we want, but we certainly have what we need. Our six (yes, six!) children range from 17 to not yet born. Some of them live with us, some of them continue to live in England, so it can be challenging to pass on our ideals of thankfulness to everyone in the same manner.

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Let's Join the Ebola Fight

by Liubov Edwards  -  September 19th, 2014

Let's Join the Ebola Fight preview

The resent Ebola outbreak has already claimed over 2,000 lives. But it could have been stopped, if a vaccine had been developed and stockpiled sooner. Unfortunately big pharmaceutical companies, which dominate the market, were not interested in investing in vaccine, as the poorest countries in the world can't afford to pay for a new vaccine.

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Ebola, Social Media & The Fight To Contain Contagion

by CanadianPharmacyKing  -  September 16th, 2014

We live in the information age, to be sure – and this age is spreading to all parts of the world. This is good news for those parts previous left in the dark, where word-of-mouth is how vital information was shared. Social media is changing the way that same vital information is now shared, particularly in Africa. This infograph sets out to not only give you some valuable pieces of intel about the Ebola virus, but also how social media is playing a role.

With contagious diseases such as Ebola, arming people with accurate information is key to protecting themselves. The good news is, while 2014 has been one of the deadliest years in terms of the disease, more people than ever before are online and gathering an arsenal of knowledge to combat the hysteria.

Check out some of the startling facts on Ebola in this new Age of Information. Leave us a comment below and let us know your thoughts.

Ebola infographic preview

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Tips on Helping Your Child Stay Healthy and Enterovirus FREE

by Carissa Andrews  -  September 15th, 2014

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When news of the recent outbreak scare of enterovirus 68 hit the news this past weekend, as a parent, I was obviously concerned. Ten states so far have contacted the CDC for assistance in investigating clusters of enterovirus -- Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. Living in Minnesota, having two neighboring states with outbreaks is a bit unnerving. According to the latest reports - I'm not the only one unnerved.

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Are You Depressed? Blame Your Smartphone

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 23rd, 2014

Smartphone usage is on the rise, with over 58% of Americans owning one. While the boon in information technology has always seemed like a blessing, to many it can develop into something more akin to a curse. Studies are beginning to show that too much screen time with your electronic devices can actually be creating symptoms of depression, if not exacerbate what may have already been there in the first place. Not to mention it can play host to a bunch of other nasty side effects like anxiety, sleep disorders, and learning impairments, to name a few.

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Have You Got World Cup Fever

by Liubov Edwards  -  July 4th, 2014

World Cup Fever preview

Getting a fever on vacation can easily ruin the fun. But getting a football fever when in Brazil should be a fun. But you need to be prepare for that very seriously. With Germany, Holland and Chile caps, England, Columbia and Brazil t-shirts and Japan and Uruguay scarves, Anti malarial pills, Advil and Acetaminophen you should be fine there.

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World Cup Fever and Malaria Concerns

by Carissa Andrews  -  July 3rd, 2014

World Cup Fever is well underway. Some 600,000 people are traveling from around the world to attend a portion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which began on June 12th in Sao Paulo Brazil, and will continue until July 13th. Millions more are watching the games on TV. In fact, my husband is English, so he’s been on the hunt for a good way to watch the games now that he lives in the United States. Surprisingly, we’ve discovered that unless you have terrestrial cable or satellite, finding a way to watch the 2014 World Cup means going down to the local sports bar and watching it over dinner. Which, as it turns out, is probably one of the safer bets – considering the traveling risks to parts of Brazil. But hey, more power to you if you can and are willing to make the voyage.

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Can Medications Make You a Better Mom?

by Liubov Edwards  -  May 9th, 2014

Can medications make you a better mom preview

Sadness, anxiety, pessimism, insomnia, irritability, fatigue are range of unpleasant but normal maternal emotions. But for some moms the only way to "fight" them is taking psychiatric medications. Then the world seems a less terrifying place to raise children, stress becomes more manageable, but...

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King Joffrey's Throne - A Royal Recap of The Game of Thrones

by CanadianPharmacyKing  -  March 31st, 2014

Check out the royal recap for the current season of Game of Thrones by Canadian Pharmacy King!

The HBO fantasy epic premiered its fourth season on Sunday, April 6 2014 with a whopping 8.2 million viewers tuning in to watch. One thing's for sure - Game of Thrones has captured the imaginations of everyone who watches it. How do you feel the new season is rolling out so far?

King Joffrey's Throne preview

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Obamacare Mom

by Mark Reeve  -  March 28th, 2014

Obamacare mom preview

President Obama promoted Obamacare in "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", specifically asking mothers to reach out to their kids and tell them to sign up for Obamacare.

As March 31 deadline looms, a mother was attempting to protect her son from the dangers of life medical situations by clothing him with "Obamacare".

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Bringing History to Life: The Mystery of St. Patrick

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 14th, 2014

People all over the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day with fervor, but few of us are aware of the mysteries surrounding the man. In fact, many mysteries surrounding the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland will never truly be answered with certainty. So before you take to the streets to celebrate with parades, don the color green or pin a shamrock to your lapel, blast the Irish folk music, indulge in Irish food and drink, or dye your local rivers or streams green, take a moment to learn a bit about the man behind the myth.

Here are intriguing 12 points to ponder:

1. What's in a name? St. Patrick was born around the year 385 AD with the birth name Maewyn Succat, according to legend.

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A Bold New Step for the 86th Academy Awards

by Carissa Andrews  -  March 1st, 2014

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited to watch the Oscars this year. Why you ask? For starters, who doesn't love watching the actors and films we love being honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)? Besides, this year's theme is all about Heroes and hosted by the supremely talented (not to mention hilarious) Ellen Degeneres. What's not to love?

One of the biggest changes in the Oscars this year is the way they are truly heading into the 21st century, as ABC prepares to launch their first ever live-stream telecast of the prestigious program.

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5 Reasons We Love the Winter Olympics

by Carissa Andrews  -  February 25th, 2014

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The whole world has been glued to it; the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, that is. Kicking off on Thursday, February 6th and finishing up Sunday, February 23rd, the Winter Olympics imbues us all with a mystical fascination as we watch.

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Reinventing the Tonight Show

by Carissa  -  February 22nd, 2014

Can you feel that? There's been a shift in the winds of late night television and it's blowing in a breath of fresh air.

We all have our memories of the Tonight Show. For some of us, this means watching with our parents until they finally tell us to go to bed, and we begrudgingly listen. Others of us have watched from the very beginning. Either way, it's safe to say this show is an icon and that's not about to change.

Monday, February 17th, 2014 marked the day when the Tonight Show transitioned from a twenty-two year run with Jay Leno (give or take seven odd months while Conan O'Brien was on board), to the multi-talented comedian Jimmy Fallon.

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