Healthy eating is always a hot topic but one that can be very confusing. That’s why the Nutrition & Your Metabolism Clinic is a popular service at London Drugs. Developed by a team of dietitians, pharmacists and a physician, this clinic adds new value to your visit.
Recent statistics indicate North Americans are living longer than ever. Canadian children born between 2007 and 2009 have a life expectancy of 79 years (boys) and 83 years (girls). In 2012, life expectancy the United States reached an all-time high of 81.2 years (girls) and 76.4 years (boys).
This exciting development is cause for celebration. Given the chance to live a long time, how can we age well? Many of us know a healthy diet and fitness will benefit our body- does that translate into our mental health too? Can we protect our brain from mild age-related decay or more serious diseases like Alzheimer’s?
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Vaginal dryness: it’s something few women wish to discuss with a partner, friends, even with their doctors. But why? Is it because it seems “unsexy” to experience dryness? Or is it because individual women assume that, since it’s rarely a topic of conversation, they are the only ones to suffer from it? Whatever the reason is, we’re here to tell you that vaginal dryness is perfectly normal and completely natural! READ MORE
Compared with other diseases of aging, such as cancer or heart disease, osteoporosis seems less threatening. Yet fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. For Canadians, osteoporosis or brittle bone disease is a leading cause of disability. From hip fractures to collapsed spines, the effects can be devastating and severely restrict mobility.
Part of the reason for these fractures is the fact that very few people are aware of their bone density. Since osteoporosis progresses silently, often the frst indication of its presence is a fracture (some people’s bones are so fragile that even a hug
can cause a fracture). During their lifetime, at least one in three women and one in fve men will suffer a broken bone as a result of having osteoporosis. READ MORE
The wonder-drug of three decades, Is ASA (acetylsalicylic acid/Aspirin®) still considered an essential preventive strategy for cardiovascular and other diseases?
Once proclaimed as a super-drug that helped prevent heart disease, colon cancer and a host of other health conditions, daily low-dose ASA/Aspirin™ (81 mg) has recently become controversial. In fact, some media outlets have run with the headline that popping a low-dose ASA tablet every day may not result in the preventive benefts once touted, and could actually be harmful. READ MORE
Close to 50 per cent of Canadian women and 40 per cent of Canadian men are affected by a venous disorder. Symptoms of a problem with the leg veins include itching, heaviness in the legs, aching, cramps, leg/ankle swelling and restlessness or discomfort at night. READ MORE
Although the Canadian flu season has not yet started, it is never too early to begin your flu prevention plan…
Virtually every adult is familiar with the symptoms of flu. A runny nose, headache, aches and pains in the joints, fever and malaise are typical of a flu bout, as are a number of days spent in bed or on the couch while your body recovers. READ MORE