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…

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…