Vitamin D: Cancer, Heart Disease, Bones and Mental Health

Choi Chung, RPh, BScPharm Most people in Canada are considered vitamin D deficient given the long winters. Deficiency is associated with certain bone conditions, certain forms of cancer, heart disease, and mental health related conditions1,2,3,4. The amount of vitamin D you should get can vary anywhere from 400 IU to 1000 IU based off of…

An afternoon with a mental health patient. The effect of personal connection on health. #BellLetsTalk

Aaron Chy, BSc, BSc Pharm/PharmD. Candidate   “It’s awful here, I hate it.” These are the frustrated words of my patient as I measure her blood pressure, sitting in her cramped one-bathroom suite in the group home she’s living in. Like any good clinician, I’m going to take three measurements for good accuracy. On the…