“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…

A Healthy Me

David Poon, BSc Immunology and Infection, PharmD Student Everyone is Different Imagine you’re in a crowd. You’re at the beach, a mall, a restaurant, or even at home. Look to your left and then look to your right. You notice at first glance that everyone is different than you. Notice that everyone has a unique…

Anatomy of a Protein Shake: How Supplements Stand Apart From Food

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Student Like any nutritional supplement, protein shakes are as popular as they are often misunderstood. As topics on general fitness and bodybuilding become ever more popular in today’s society, so does the use of supplements to improve performance, speed up recovery time, and promote improvements in strength and endurance. Of…