“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…

Depression: Part 2 – Management of Depression

David Poon, BSc. Immunology and Infection, PharmD Candidate Depression Last week, we discussed the symptoms of depression, how to screen for depression, and important helplines in times of crisis. This week, we talk about common methods for treating depression. Although there are many, one common misconception is that when someone is diagnosed with depression, they must…