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Pharmacist Insights

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes continues to increase worldwide. Globally, it’s expected to double in the next 20 years. In Canada, diabetes affects about 8% of the population overall, and 1 in 10 adults.


As a society, we spend a lot of time, energy, and money thinking, talking and writing about ways to be healthier, feel better and live longer. You don’t need to look far for the evidence. Getting our kids in shape. Lowering our cancer risk. How to survive an overdose. All of the above have been topics of this blog in the last few months.


On the first of November, 11 Calgary veterans moved into their new community, the Homes for Heroes village. Beautifully designed tiny homes are adjacent to a resource centre, a family suite and community gardens. A counsellor is onsite. Just as importantly, the new village provides support from people who understand the challenges of reintegration after military deployments best: fellow veterans who have been there.


It’s safe to say that most of us look forward to the long hot days of summer. Particularly when summer seems to take its sweet time getting here. But if you’re someone who suffers from a respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, you probably don’t relish the heat quite so much, particularly when it’s combined with high levels of humidity and smog in the air.



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