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Speak to your Super Thrifty Pharmacist

When speaking with your pharmacist, it is essential that you provide them with information regarding any allergies or sensitivities to medication you may have, your medical condition and all the prescription and nonprescription medication you take including vitamins, natural health products and herbal remedies. Armed with this information, your pharmacist will be able to help you and the other members of your healthcare team make the best decisions about the most appropriate, safe and optimal medication therapy for you.

Turn Valentine's love into all-month kindness

(NC) February has long been known as the month of love, yet we really only celebrate our 'Valentines' on the 14th. This year, why don't we take the full 28 days of February to spread a little more love, compassion and kindness?

Make the switch to the bright new world of LED lights

mom and son changing a light bulb

(NC) As the Canadian government continues to transition out incandescent light bulbs, it's time to embrace the next step in the electricity evolution: light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs.

Save on energy with cold water washing

(NC) Many home owners know that sinking feeling when the gas, water, and heating bills increase with the colder weather. Everything from showering, cranking up the heat and doing the laundry can add to rising household costs.

How to get ahead of allergy eyes

man with red eyes blowing his nose

(NC) Spring might feel a long way off, but the warmer weather will be here soon, and with it seasonal allergies.

Canadians with allergies can be quick to seek help for their sneezing, sniffling and nasal congestion. But allergies can also have a painful effect on the eyes, causing them to be red, itchy, burning, and watery. Like all allergies, those that afflict the eyes are caused by the body's immune system. 

6 steps to good eye health

lady with glasses on outside

(NC) It's easy to take our eyesight for granted in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But maintaining good vision is no guarantee. With a few quick tips we can protect our vision by making smart decisions every day, as follows:

1. Put space between you and the movie. Sit at a distance equivalent to at least five times the width of your TV screen.