6 Oct 2019
What we traditionally know as first aid is the help given to an injured person before professional medical treatment can be obtained. In a similar fashion, mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. This first [...]Read more Mental Health First Aid
4 Oct 2019
Colds are most often transmitted from one person to another via the hands – for example, by shaking hands with a person who has a cold. Droplets containing the virus may be coughed or sneezed by an infected person into the air and inhaled by another. The virus may contaminate a surface such as [...]Read more Cold and Flu Season is Here – Protect Yourself
24 Sep 2019
Omega-3 supplements are a great way to include healthy essential fatty acids in your diet. Many people will take an omega-3 supplement to improve a certain aspect of their health, such as heart health, brain health, rheumatoid arthritis, and dry eye disease. But, do omega-3 supplements work for [...]Read more Omega 3 Supplements – What can they do for your health?
15 Aug 2019
One of the most used pieces of equipment in the Super Thrifty Pharmacy compounding lab is our Electronic Mortar and Pestle. Mixing is an extremely important part of the compounding process. If a compound is mixed improperly, you may end up with uneven drug distribution throughout, leading to [...]Read more Compounding – The Perfect Mix
12 Aug 2019
Pets can get sick just as people can, but you can’t communicate to your pet the importance of taking medicine. If you are a pet owner, you know how hard it can be to give medications to animals. Whether it is taste, swallowing issues, or just plain aversion, you have no doubt found yourself [...]Read more Compounding For Pets and Animals
2 Aug 2019
August is National Drug Drop-Off Month in Canada, an initiative led by Drug Free Kids Canada to highlight the dangers of youth accessing prescription medications, and the importance of returning unused and expired medicines for environmentally safe disposal.Read more Return Your Meds
15 Jul 2019
Keeping kids safe from the harmful effects of sun damage to skin is very important. Some estimates are that kids are likely to receive 80% of their lifetime sun exposure during the first 18 years of life. One study estimated that regular use of sunscreen before age 18 would reduce the lifetime [...]Read more UV Protection, Now and for the Future
10 Jul 2019
Summer in Manitoba provides so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. It also provides a wide array of annoyances like mosquitos, swimmers itch, poison ivy, prickly heat rash and sunburn to name a few, which can all leave us itching and scratching.Read more Itching for Summer?