Millrise Pharmacy

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01/18/2024

An ear infection is an inflammation of the middle ear that happens when fluid builds up behind the eardrum. They’re common in children under five, because the tubes in their ears are very short.

If you suspect your child may have an ear infection, speak with our pharmacist for advice on when to see a doctor and how to keep your little one comfortable while they recover.

Read more about ear infections and how to prevent them from the Canadian Paediatric Society: https://caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/health-conditions-and-treatments/ear_infections

01/06/2024

Dry January is here, which means a growing number of Canadians will spend the first month of the year without drinking a drop of alcohol.
Whether you’ve officially signed up for Dry January or just hoping to reduce your consumption for a few weeks following the holidays, abstaining from alcohol can have benefits for your mind and body.

If you have questions about how drinking alcohol might affect some of your medications, or need support in your sobriety journey, stop by and speak with our pharmacist.

Learn more about why drinking less is better: https://www.ccsa.ca/sites/default/files/2023-05/CGAH-Drinking-Less-is-Better-en.pdf

12/16/2023

If someone in your house is struggling with a bout of illness including vomiting and diarrhea, you aren’t alone. The stomach flu (also called gastroenteritis, which literally means inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) is one of the most common ailments this time of year.

Stomach flu can be caused by bacteria or a parasite, but during Canadian winters, a virus is often to blame.

Learn the latest on symptoms, causes, and managing a bout of stomach flu, from the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research:
https://badgut.org/information-centre/a-z-digestive-topics/gastroenteritis/

12/09/2023

Are you moving or need to change pharmacies? Transferring your prescriptions to this pharmacy is easy! Transfer your prescriptions. **Free Delivery Service**

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

12/02/2023

Sometimes it can be tricky to form healthy habits. Getting into the routine of taking your medicine as directed can be difficult, but it’s an important part of ensuring it works effectively.

In fact, did you know that studies have shown that people who frequently forget have a 30 to 40% greater chance of experiencing a flare-up of their disease?

Read more helpful information about the importance of taking your medication correctly: https://www.tevacanada.com/en/canada/your-health-wellness/taking-medicine-correctly/

Speak to our pharmacist if you have any concerns.

11/18/2023

A fever, dry cough, sore throat, and fatigue are common symptoms of the flu. And we know they can make you feel awful. But, if you are otherwise in good health, not pregnant and younger than age 65, you are at low risk of complications and should feel better within a week.

It’s very important we all do our part in stopping the spread of the virus that causes the flu! If you or your child have the flu, be sure to stay home from work, school, and other public places, for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Learn more about the spread of flu and how you can prevent it:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/flu-influenza/prevention-risks.html

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

11/04/2023

Over 11 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. (Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood sugar is too high.)

The good news is that progressing from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable. You may not be able to change your genes or your age, for example, but there are lifestyle modifications you can make to reduce your risk.

Find more information from Diabetes Canada on how you can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes:

https://www.diabetes.ca/type-2-risks/preventing-diabetes

10/30/2023

There’s a chill in the air, the days are getting shorter and clocks are falling back as daylight savings time ends in most parts of the country.

This seemingly small shift in time can have a big impact on our minds and bodies following the change. Some studies show that the change can worsen mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. And, sleep experts say the transition affects your sleep, too.

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/circadian-rhythm/daylight-saving-time

10/20/2023

Did you know that our pharmacists have the training and expertise to assess and treat minor ailments?

Minor ailments are common conditions that may require over-the-counter medications and self-care strategies but sometimes a prescription medication might be a better option.

Whether you have a muscle strain, seasonal allergies, or heartburn we are here to help! Our pharmacist will provide effective, personalized care so you don’t have to make a trip to the doctor’s office.

If you have a minor ailment that needs treatment, stop by and speak with our pharmacist today.

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

10/14/2023

Getting enough rest is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health. Most of us know this, but getting good quality rest most nights can prove challenging for many people.
Common causes of insomnia can include worried thoughts that keep our minds racing, drinking too much caffeine, and even eating spicy foods before bedtime. Certain medications can also impact your sleep.
Check out these 10 simple tips for better sleep from Sleep on It Canada: https://sleeponitcanada.ca/10-simple-tips-for-better-sleep/

If you have concerns that the medication you are taking could be impacting your sleep, stop by and talk to our pharmacist.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322928
https://sleeponitcanada.ca/10-simple-tips-for-better-sleep/

10/02/2023

Vitamin D is a nutrient that is essential to many aspects of your health, from keeping your bones strong to supporting brain function.

Often called the “sunshine vitamin”, our bodies produce some vitamin D when we’re in the sun, but we also get a lot of the vitamin from our food – for example, salmon, beef liver, fortified orange juice and dairy products are all good sources.

Even if you eat foods that contain vitamin D daily, Health Canada recommends everyone between the ages of 2 and 50 years old take a daily supplement containing 400 IU to ensure you are getting enough of this important nutrient.

Stop by and speak to our pharmacist if you have questions or are concerned you may not be getting enough vitamin D.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/vitamin-d/ #:~:text=It%20is%20a%20fat%2Dsoluble,control%20infections%20and%20reduce%20inflammation.

09/23/2023

It’s that time of year again! Many parents dread packing lunchboxes, but you can make the job easier on yourself (and send a midday meal your kids will actually eat!) with this key tip from Canada’s Food Guide:

Involve your little ones in planning and prepping their lunches. Having them help will improve their food skills, encourage them to try new things and cut down on the amount of food that comes back uneaten.

Read more about your child’s nutrition needs: https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/tips-for-healthy-eating/school/

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

09/16/2023

Got your first nasty cold of the season? That sore throat, runny nose, and/or mild cough is probably going to last one to two weeks.

Although you can be contagious throughout the time you have symptoms, you’re most likely to infect someone else during the first few days. If you can, stay home to rest and recover, and reduce the risk of passing it on to someone else, particularly those around you who may be at risk of complications.

If you have concerns about worsening symptoms or are wondering if it’s time to see your doctor, our pharmacist is here to help.

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

09/02/2023

Back-to-school can be especially tough for a child with ADHD. This disorder doesn’t just affect their schoolwork. It can also make it harder for them to make friends, join activities and even participate in sports.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to support your child (or any family member) with ADHD.

Read more about ADHD, ways to manage it home and school, and what it can mean to care for someone with ADHD: https://www.tevacanada.com/en/canada/your-health-wellness/adhd/

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

08/19/2023

Anxiety can affect anyone of us, at any time, and in all areas of life.

Workplace anxiety is a common issue amongst many. If you’re experiencing anxiety in the workplace it might be time to talk to your boss. Check out this blog post from a woman who has been there:
https://www.tevacanada.com/en/canada/life-effects/anxiety-in-the-workplace-breaking-the-silence/

If you are looking for additional support, contact the pharmacy team. We are here to help you and can point you in the right direction to get the support you need – whether it be through your family physician, online tools, or community resources.

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

08/12/2023

Sure, it could have been the spicy BBQ sauce you added to your hamburger that’s giving you heartburn, but if you’re experiencing that burning sensation often, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

GERD occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows back into the tube that connects your stomach to your mouth, and this can irritate your throat.

If you think you may have GERD, talk to our pharmacist about managing your symptoms, and whether it’s time to see your doctor.

07/31/2023

If your baby seems extra fussy or uncomfortable, and you notice red, irritated skin on their bottom, it could be a case of diaper rash. This common skin issue is particularly prevalent during the summer months when warm temperatures, damp skin and chafing can result in inflamed patches.

Stop by the pharmacy to pick up the essentials you’ll need, from diaper cream to gentle baby wash. Diaper rash usually clears up within about five days, but if it’s not going away, or you notice any broken skin, ask the pharmacist if it’s time to see your doctor.

07/22/2023

The feeling of grass beneath your feet or strolling barefoot on the beach is a hallmark of summer. But walking shoeless can expose you to a range of injuries. Stepping on a sharp object like a rock or piece of glass could cause a puncture wound or painful cut.

To protect your feet, consider keeping your sandals on in public spaces, or switching to water shoes for a beach day. And, if you do injure your foot, be sure to consult our pharmacist about caring for the wound. They can also advise on when you should seek medical treatment.

07/17/2023

Summer is a time for picnic’s, street food festivals and indulging in some of your seasonal favourites! Take caution though, because during these warmer months, bacteria multiply faster and the chances of food poisoning increase.

If you think you may have eaten something questionable, and are now experiencing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, you may have a classic case of food poisoning. The good news is that for most people it will resolve within a few days without treatment.

If you are experiencing a case of food poisoning, talk to our pharmacist about oral replacement solutions with electrolytes to manage mild dehydration and other over-the-counter products to treat symptoms from diarrhea to upset stomach. Our pharmacist can also advise you on whether you may need to see a doctor.

Read more about the causes of food poisoning and how to treat it: https://www.phsd.ca/health-topics-programs/food-safety/food-poisoning-illness/

07/08/2023

A sting from a bee, wasp or hornet can cause a sharp pain that can continue for a few minutes, before fading to a dull ache. The area can be sore to the touch for days and the sting site may develop a red bump with a white ring around it.

Symptoms of a severe allergy to a bee sting, called anaphylaxis, can include difficulty breathing, a weak or rapid pulse, and skin reactions like hives, itching and flushing. This type of reaction requires immediate emergency care.

If you’ve ever had a serious reaction to a bee sting, but did not go to the hospital, talk to your doctor. They may refer you to an allergy specialist who can determine if you’re allergic and help you be prepared if you experience an allergic reaction again.

06/24/2023

It’s getting warmer! Are your feet ready for flip-flops and sandals?

Being the most used—and sometimes least cared for—part of your body, your feet are more susceptible to injuries and conditions such as bunions, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, plantar fasciitis, blisters, corns, fungus and more.

If you have concerns about your foot health, drop by the pharmacy. Our pharmacist can recommend over-the-counter medications to remedy many foot conditions and other products to help you best care for your feet.

Read more on the basics of proper foot care here: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/resources/health/promotion/footcare

06/17/2023

Hot, humid conditions –– and time sitting around in swimsuits at the beach or pool –– can result in va**nal yeast infections . If you know how to spot a yeast infection, you can get it treated right away.

Here are the most common symptoms:
• Itching and irritation in and around the va**na
• A burning sensation, especially when you p*e
• Redness and swelling
• Discharge that can be thick and whiteish

Talk to our pharmacist if you think you might have a yeast infection. They can advise on over-the-counter antifungal options to try, and when you should call your doctor.

06/10/2023

School’s over, and with it, so is your routine—at least for a couple of months.

Whether you’re going on vacation or spending activity-filled days with your kids at home, the shift in your day-to-day schedule this summer could cause you to forget your medications.

Taking medication as prescribed can help you stay healthy and symptom-free. (You and your doctor won’t know if they are working properly if you don’t take them regularly.) It’s important for your wellness now, and in the long term.

Learn helpful ways to try and form good habits when taking your medicine: Taking your medicine correctly (tevacanada.com)

Speak to our pharmacist if you have questions or concerns about your medication.

06/03/2023

Is your runny nose acting like it’s still allergy season? Well, it’s right! Starting in early summer, pollen from trees and grasses are the main culprits for people with seasonal allergies.

Avoid pollen from maple and birch trees, and your lawn, by checking the weather each day for the pollen count. If the pollen forecast is high:
• Close the windows, to keep it out of your house.
• Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry.
• Shower after spending time outdoors, to rinse any pollen and other allergens off your hair and skin.

Ask our pharmacist for advice on over-the-counter allergy medications that can ease your stuffy nose, dry throat, and other symptoms.

Read more about managing allergies: https://asthma.ca/get-help/allergies-and-asthma/managing-allergies/

05/27/2023

Hello warm weather, hello sandals! With summer fast approaching, it’s time to pull out your sandals or head out to treat yourself to a new pair. Opting for sandals that fit well, and pairing sneakers and loafers with moisture-wicking socks, can help to prevent those painful blisters that sometimes surface. If you do end up with one, the good news is that most blisters heal naturally after three to seven days.
Talk to our pharmacist if your wound doesn’t appear to be getting better after a week, or if there are any signs of infection (like heat around the area, swelling, or yellow/green discharge). They can also recommend over-the-counter products to assist with healing, including ointments and gel pads, for example.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-blisters/basics/art-20056691

05/20/2023

Warmer weather means more bugs – and bug bites! With the right precautions, you can keep mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks at bay while you enjoy the great outdoors.

To prevent bug bites, cover up with light coloured clothing, minimize exposure to bugs (by using mosquito netting over strollers to protect babies, for example) and use insect repellent.

When using bug spray, never spritz it directly onto your face, wash your hands after application and always read and follow the directions on the bottle. Get all the “deets” on insect repellent products containing DEET, from Health Canada:
https://science.gc.ca/site/science/en/blogs/science-health/deets-deet-what-parents-should-know-about-health-canadas-latest-research-insect-repellents-kids

We are a locally owned Patient focused independent pharmacy with the primary goal of providing best

05/13/2023

Whether you’re wondering if you might have a cold sore, or a case of pink eye, our pharmacist can help!

The pharmacist’s role is expanding and there are now more ways they can assist you. Did you know that in most parts of the country, pharmacists can assess minor ailments and even prescribe certain medications?

Call or stop by to speak to our pharmacist and find out exactly how they can help take care of your health!

https://www.pharmacists.ca/advocacy/scope-of-practice/

05/06/2023

Whether you’re gearing up for a camping trip on the first long weekend of the summer, or just thinking about refreshing your home’s first aid kit for the season, it’s important to be prepared. From campfire burns to tumbles off bicycles, and beyond, there are bound to be a few accidents this season.

Ask our pharmacist for advice on essentials to include in your first aid kit – we can help you get prepared with everything you need!

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/features/tip-sheet-what-to-keep-in-your-first-aid-kit

04/30/2023

Is that freckle on your neck just a harmless spot, or is it signaling something more sinister?

Knowing the ABCDEs of melanoma, a common form of skin cancer, means you can recognize when a mole isn’t “just a mole.” Melanoma can look different from person to person, but if you see anything that fits the following descriptions, talk to your doctor or dermatologist right away.

A – Melanoma lesions can have an asymmetrical shape
B – Irregular borders that are hard to define
C – Uneven colour including shades of blue, black, or brown
D – A diameter larger than 6 mm, or the size of a pencil eraser
E – A mole that evolves, or changes in colour or size

Ask our pharmacist for advice on sunscreen to help protect you against UV damage.

04/23/2023

It’s important to have a read on your cholesterol levels because high cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart attack and stroke.

The only way to know if you have high cholesterol levels is to take a blood test. Read more about understanding your test results, and managing your cholesterol levels, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada:

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/heart-disease/risk-and-prevention/condition-risk-factors/managing-cholesterol_gl=1*sfnobf*_ga*MTc5ODE2MDU2LjE2NzY0MDA0NzA.*_ga_E1RKLZGRBV*MTY3NjQwMDQ3MC4xLjAuMTY3NjQwMDQ5MS4zOS4wLjA

Speak to our pharmacist if you have concerns about your cholesterol levels and for advice on when you should have them checked.

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Calgary, AB

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