Is the “shingles” vaccine worth it?

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student Continuing our conversation surrounding vaccinations, let’s talk about the shingles vaccine. Shingrix® is the newest vaccine to be approved in Canada, and it’s now being recommended over Zostavax® to prevent herpes zoster reactivation, also known as “shingles”, and its complications in adults 50 years of age and older.  What is…

“I’m pregnant. Should I get the flu shot?” A quick word on mercury and safe injections.

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student With flu season being just around the corner, we’ve been covering various topics regarding the flu shot, such as what influenza is, how we can prevent it, why we need the flu shot, and the differences between the flu, the common cold and the stomach flu. Continuing this series, today’s article…

Using Turmeric to Help Arthritis

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student Osteoarthritis1 Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders worldwide. It can affect any joint of the body, but most commonly targets the spine, hands, hips, or knees. OA can be divided into two categories: Primary OA is when one experiences OA without any specific cause, which is commonly…

Fenugreek for Lactation?

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student In a previous article, we discussed about breastfeeding; including when to start breastfeeding and the benefits associated with it. If you missed this article or need a refresher on this topic, take a look at this link for more information on breastfeeding. Today, we’ll take a look at another topic…

Why Should Mothers Breastfeed? The Benefits of Breastfeeding Over Using Formula

Seunga (Jasmine) Han, PharmD Student Whether you’re a soon-to-be mother or already have a child, there is one topic that’s always withstood controversy – breastfeeding. The world of breastfeeding is perplexing. Mothers often have many questions like: When should you breastfeed? How long should you breastfeed? Should you even breastfeed? If these questions are something…