February is Heart Month
Our heart beats 100,000 times a day pumping about six litres of blood every minute. It’s important that we keep this organ in really good health. February is Heart Month in Canada; a time to reinforce the fact that regular exercise is the single most important thing we can do to keep our heart healthy. It’s good preventative maintenance and it doesn’t cost a thing!
Ban on cigarette sales in pharmacies is having an effect
CVS is a large pharmacy chain in the U.S. In September 2014 it made a very courageous but very professional decision to ban the sale of tobacco products from all its stores. Statistics collected by a national market research firm showed that there were 95 million fewer packs of cigarettes sold nationwide in the year following this decision.
Zoning in on ovulation
Medical technology is making it easier for women to know when they are most likely to get pregnant. Actually, the window is fairly small, limited to a few days before and after ovulation. There are testing kits that help determine when these days are. Our pharmacists will be happy to discuss this subject with you.
There is so much research being done to find better medications for all medical conditions. We do our best to keep up-to-date on this research. If you have any questions about a new drug you’ve heard about, give us a call. We will be happy to check it out for you.
Looking for a pharmacy to feel good about? Give us a try!
Bill Coon graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto in 1984, and was the Faculty’s Centennial Scholar that same year. Bill and his pharmacist wife, Barbara, along with Paul Whitehead, opened Muskoka Medical Centre Pharmacy in 1990. The understanding that medications are only part of the health solution has lead to Bill’s interest in fitness and health, both personally and professionally. Bill’s Capsule Comments provide a full range of up to date health information.
Muskoka Medical Centre Pharmacy is conveniently located in the Huntsville Professional Building ~ 348 Muskoka Road 3 North, Huntsville Phone:(705) 789-1785