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Haiti Diaries #3: Welcome to the Republic of Haiti

April 20, 2014

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“Bonjou…Sa fè lontan!” – “Hello…Long time no see!” So I got back from Port-Au-Prince last night (hence the drought in blog posts) and AMAZING is an understatement for my experience. I have so much to share, but I will try not to bore/overwhelm you all with the minor details. However if you ever get a sudden […]

10 free healthcare apps you should own (iPhone and Android)

April 10, 2014

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These selection of apps were put together based on their potential to help patients start, track and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some others factors that were considered include user friendliness, ratings, accessibility, format, functionality, and relevance to the readers of this website. WebMD: Gives you 24/7 access to health information and decision-support tools and helps […]

Haiti Diaries #2: Packing List

April 10, 2014

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So I’m usually a last minute packer, but I decided to do things a little different this time. Mainly because this is not a vacation where I could easily walk to the gift shop to buy items I forgot. And also because I am really trying to be a more organized person in 2014 (that […]

Are you allergic to that drug or did you just have an adverse reaction?

April 9, 2014

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Whenever I get to building a profile for a new patient, one of the questions I ask is “Are you allergic to any medication?” Many times the answer is YES, but my follow up question “What kind of reaction did you have?” usually turns my documentation into a NO. Why is that? you ask. It’s […]

Haiti diaries #1: Why I decided to go on a mission trip

April 8, 2014

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When I got into pharmacy school, I thought I wanted to work in industry – you know, like Merck, Pfizer and all the other big-wigs. However as time went by, I interned at a community pharmacy and found that I really enjoyed the patient interaction. I love hearing people’s stories, which you tend to hear a […]

10 techniques that could save you thousands on your prescription (Part 1)

April 2, 2014

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Lets face it, despite the 7 million people who have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, there are still a host of people out there without insurance. And even for those who do have insurance, there is sometimes an overwhelming struggle to cover the cost of co-pays for health visits and medications. Therefore with […]

Top 5 arguments surrounding the legalization of Cannabis (Marijuana)

March 29, 2014

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You may know it as weed, ganja, pot, blunt, dope, smoke, herb etc, but its technical name is Cannabis (aka Marijuana), and it is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. It refers to the parts of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as other related […]

Black people need sunscreen too

March 29, 2014

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Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching, which means your social calendar is about to explode with outdoor activities – family reunions, picnics, BBQ’s, beach holidays etc. This is probably one of the most important and “funnest” seasons of the year! Sunny days have a way of putting a skip in your step, brightening […]

Diagnosed with diabetes? Time to put your “big boy” panties on!

March 27, 2014

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Yesterday alone, I counselled 3 newly diagnosed diabetes patients under the age of 30. They were teary, scared, confused and felt almost hopeless. In addition to showing them how to “painlessly” prick their finger, and suggesting ways to get over the gag reflex of seeing their own blood; reassuring them that they could still live […]