Medications and Pregnancy – Things to Consider

Ahmad Chehade, PharmD. Candidate Something to consider Whether you’re just taking vitamins for general health, or prescription medications for chronic conditions, it’s important to know what medications you’re taking and the risks associated with them. This matters even more when it’s not just yourself that you have to consider, but when there’s another life growing…

The Codeine Controversy – How Safe and Effective is Tylenol® #1 Compared to Other Over-The-Counter Products?

Ethos Ho, BSc Pharm Candidate A Painful Dilemma Are you experiencing pain that just won’t go away despite taking medications like Tylenol® or Advil®? Perhaps a headache, migraine, swollen joint, or an aching muscle is keeping you up at night, or preventing you from participating in your daily activities.  You may be thinking about using…

An Apple A Day: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You?

Aaron Chy, BSc General, PharmD Candidate How ‘bout them apples? It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s another health trend on the rise. From coconut oil to detox teas, many natural-based health remedies have become popular for their supposed benefits towards weight loss and chronic disease management. Apple cider vinegar is another popular…

Clearing the Air Pt. 1: Is “vaping” healthier than smoking?

Aaron Chy, BSc, BSc Pharm/PharmD. Candidate “We get it, you vape” Since becoming internationally patented in 20071, e-cigarettes – also known as vaporizers or simply vapes have gained an impressive following in a short amount of time. From casual users to production quality videos showing smoke tricks (we’ve all seen them), the following for vape…