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Community Profile – Duncan Pharmacy

Neel and Rupal Tanna are the husband and wife pharmacist/owner team at Duncan Pharmacy on Canada Avenue. Remedy’sRx pharmacies are independently owned and operated by pharmacists who believe in investing in the best possible pharmacy care. At Remedy’sRx, you’ll experience a level of personal attention unmatched by larger chains. Neel and Rupal are focused on building relationships with their customers and members of their community. Duncan Pharmacy offers free Blister Pack service, flu shots, travel vaccines, diabetes education, and free prescription delivery. They are building their reputation by going above and beyond customers’ every expectation.

Hemp-Derived Wellness Product Review

ACTIVE RELEAF is about the movement to embrace mother nature and the powerful healing ingredients she provides us with. We explore options to help both physical and mental well-being. ACTIVE RELEAF is about being good to ourselves. Providing unique and innovative products made from plants which can provide life changing benefits. These hemp-derived products are made for all lifestyles whether you are in need of everyday wellness products to support various ailments, or you are a competitive athlete, their high quality broad spectrum hemp-derived products, that are rich in cannabinoids, are made for you.

Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a special day to treat your loved one; it is also a great time to treat yourself. This year, instead of gifts that will last a few days such as chocolates or flowers, give a gift that will nourish and protect their skin. When selecting gifts of beauty, look for natural, handcrafted skin products made without harmful chemicals or allergens. Pure, organic ingredients such as Coconut oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter and Essential Oils soothe, nourish, and moisturize skin – naturally. This Valentine’s day, give the gift of luxurious skin care products to yourself and to your loved one.

Great Socks for Travel

Many of us have compression socks for traveling. On the day of travel, put them on when you get up; that is when your legs are less swollen. This allows your body to adapt to the socks. Make sure to leave them on for a few hours after you land to again allow your body to adapt. Wearing the socks for the extra time can reduce any swelling of the legs much more effectively than if they are taken straight off. Travel socks do not work unless you wear them. If the ones you have are not comfortable, look for a different kind.

Support for Excessive Gambling – Service Profile

Has excessive gambling become an issue for you or someone you love? The BC Government provides British Columbians with free information and resources to support informed choices and healthy behaviours with respect to gambling participation. BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program provides services that are confidential and free of charge, funded by the Government of British Columbia. This includes *24/7 Gambling Support Line, *Outreach Support and *Personal and Group treatment. Call 1-888-795-6111 or go to BCRresponsibleGambling.ca for more information.

Avoiding Medication Mistakes

Medications play an important role in maintaining health and longevity for many of us as we get older. Taking multiple medications can be challenging. Here are some helpful hints to manage your medications effectively: Follow the instructions for each medication carefully, shake bottles of liquid medications before use, take all medications as prescribed, use the same pharmacy to fill all your prescriptions, report any unusual symptoms to your doctor, never stop taking a medications suddenly without checking with your doctor and most importantly, conduct annual medication reviews with your doctor or pharmacist.

Hope for Brain Injury Survivors

The connections in the brain are like a super-highway with information zipping around, sorting and filing. After a brain injury, the connections are like roads under major construction, torn up pathways full of obstacles, detours and disconnected. It takes time and energy to process information. It’s frustrating, discouraging, exhausting and mind boggling. Research on the brain validates that after an injury, many new connections can be made and ‘roads’ or pathways in the brain can be rebuilt. Processing information gets smoother and faster with practice learning the new detours or the new road. Strategies are the key. New challenges become less scary.

February – Take Heart

Eating a natural whole foods diet and exercising regularly are both vital for your heart and whole health. In addition there are some key supplements to consider. *Garlic- along with eating it, enteric-coated capsules of garlic can give you a good daily dose of circulatory and immune support *Cayenne- along with seasoning food, is available in capsules gives a good circulatory boost and metabolic aid *Hawthorn- lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and prevents arteriosclerosis *CoQ10- ATP are an energy powerhouse *Omega 3 are essential fatty acids for healthy blood cholesterol and fluidity. See your health food store for more information.

Small Steps, Big Rewards

Small changes when you’re working to better your overall health and wellbeing can really add up! This year, consider some simple habit shifts like these: If you frequently find yourself reaching for junk foods, make healthy snacks like fruit and nuts available at all times to curb your cravings. Practice simple deep breathing exercises throughout the day. Count to five as you breathe in, hold your breath while you count to five again, and slowly breathe out while counting to five once more. Take a break from sitting throughout the day by taking brisk walks inside or outdoors!

Why Am I So Sensitive to Loud Sounds?

People who have hearing loss will often say that despite not being able to hear well, louder sounds still irritate them. This sensation is called recruitment. As we age, the fragile hair cells in our inner ears start to degrade, but they don’t degrade evenly. Some of them remain functional and can still detect sound waves. These healthy cells get “recruited” to work in place of dying cells and respond forcefully, resulting in the sound feeling painful and uncomfortable. Visit our hearing clinic to get an assessment today!

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a practical, short-term form of psychotherapy. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target current problems. CBT is “problem focused” (undertaken for specific problems) and “action-oriented” (therapist tries to assist the client in selecting specific strategies to help address those problems). This type of therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness.