Skip to content
-8.4 °Cforecast >
Mostly Cloudy

Dispensing Health

Health and wellness from the Pharmacists’ perspective. Column authors include: Bryan Gray and Jon Potvin of River Terrace Pharmacy, Rachelle Laurin and Laura Bron of Academy Pharmacy, and Elevate Pharmacy.

Dispensing Health: February is Heart Health Month

Dispensing Health: February is Heart Health Month

Part 2: Lowering blood pressure for a healthy heart What is high blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. This pressure can rise and fall throughout the day every day.
Dispensing Health: February is Heart Health Month

Dispensing Health: February is Heart Health Month

Did you know nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease and stroke? Heart disease is a group of conditions that affect the structure and function of the heart.
Dispensing Health: Dealing with the overdose problem

Dispensing Health: Dealing with the overdose problem

Did you know? Overdose due to medications is a leading cause of death worldwide. Thunder Bay and surrounding area has the highest overdose rate in Ontario, with 13.9 deaths per 100,000 people.
Dispensing Health: Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

Dispensing Health: Are you at risk of developing diabetes?

November is Diabetes Awareness month. Currently 11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Column: Here comes the flu

Column: Here comes the flu

The flu season is here, so it's time to seriously consider getting your annual flu shot.
COLUMN: How old are your bones?

COLUMN: How old are your bones?

This is a question we ask many of our patients at Academy Medical Pharmacy. This week our focus is on bone health. Having good bone health is really important as you grow older to prevent any broken bones.
How well do you know your pharmacist?

How well do you know your pharmacist?

Pharmacists are the most accessible health-care professional and can provide many different services that you might not be aware of.