If you have COPD, you probably have experienced exacerbations, which are episodes or periods of time when your symptoms get worse. Dr. Sean Gilman, a pulmonologist at Verdun Hospital and McGill University Health Centre, says, “Exacerbations are definitely a concern; they can set a patient back. They’re the reason for many hospital and especially emergency room visits.”
Nearly everyone has experienced that gripping, burning sensation that comes from indigestion or reflux. But when heartburn occurs frequently, it is time to manage the problem. Today’s Pharmacist, Akeel Jaffer, offers simple strategies for avoiding and managing frequent heartburn, while young Tej shares his motivational story of how he changed his lifestyle to reduce his frequent heartburn.
If you have sensitive skin, it’s especially important to make sure you are protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Using sunscreen should be a key part to your daily routine when it comes to protecting your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. Mother of two, Maja Markovich is keenly aware of this and shares her story about her and her family’s commitment to good sun habits and cancer prevention while the pharmacist, educates our viewers about what to look for when choosing a sunscreen.
95% of Canadians have had chickenpox and are therefore at risk for shingles, a painful and potentially debilitating condition. It is estimated that nearly 1 in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime. Your risk increases as you get older, especially after 50 years of age.