Following a successful pilot and first ever oral cancer screening in pharmacy in 2015, London Drugs is committed to bringing the clinics to more locations and will be offering oral health screening clinics at 15 locations in Metro Vancouver between April 25 and May 18, 2016.
“What began as a three clinic trial with a dental professional in collaboration with our pharmacists in April 2015, quickly grew to 12 clinics in a matter of weeks, during our first ever attempt at this program,” explains John Tse, Vice President Pharmacy, London Drugs. “There is clearly demand for the oral screening and continued need for awareness of oral cancer and oral cancer prevention.”
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world with approximately three people dying of oral cancer every day in Canada. Early detection is crucial. Most oral cancers are diagnosed late when the survival rate is poor.
You’ve got a powerful social networking tool that can outperform even Facebook or Twitter, and it’s as easy to find as the nose on your face—just look a little lower.
Studies have shown that a simple, heartfelt smile can help you to succeed in business and attract romantic attention. Smiling makes you look younger and more attractive, and it gives the impression that you are outgoing, generous, and intelligent. The strength of a true grin can even predict marital happiness and offer clues about a person’s potential life span. Best of all, smiling can make you feel just plain happy.
Yes, we smile when we are happy, but we also smile when we feel angry, embarrassed, afraid, or confused. We even smile to deceive. We achieve these other smiles by lifting or lowering the corners of our mouths. But a real smile, one that expresses genuine pleasure, triggers the muscles in our cheeks to rise and the skin around our eyes to bunch up. Psychologists call this the “Duchenne smile,” and its power to win friends and influence people is something to grin about.
The Lip Clear Invisible Cold Sore Bandage covers, protects, and helps conceal any cold sore for hours. The hypoallergenic bandage also limits contagious contact with the sore. Don’t infect-protect-with Lip Clear Invisible Cold Sore Bandage.
OraMoist is a time-released dry mouth patch. The patch adheres easily to the roof of the mouth and works for hours-day or night. Time-released lipids, enzymes, xylitol and lemon flavor moisten the mouth and stimulate saliva production for hours.
Canker Cover is a pill-like patch that can be applied to any canker sore. It adheres, and forms a gel bandage that relieves pain and protects the sore from irritants for 8-12 hours. Most sores treated with Canker Cover are completely healed within 24 hours.\
Lip Clear Lysine+ helps you kiss your cold sore goodbye – in half the time! This potent, all-natural, ointment never burns or stings – it soothes and relieves. Best of all, in a clinical study it cut cold sore healing time in half.
These products are all available at London Drugs.
Quantum opened its doors in 1981 with a simple philosophy: Provide natural products that improve the quality of people’s lives. Quantum offers more than 50 products, available in health food stores, drug stores and other retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada. “All of our products are based on the latest scientific research and are made to the most exacting standards,” said Quantum President Eve McClure. “Our pledge to our customers is that we will continue to produce the most effective, proven natural products possible. Also, Thanks. Our success is due to you.”