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Forgotten (or forbidden) topic in women’s health – is it about sex?!

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One of the topics we as pharmacists could/should get more involved in is vaginal health. Read more

Opinion: Women, health, and women’s health in your pharmacy

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Hormone therapy has been used to relieve symptoms of menopause for the past 70 years. We know it can dramatically improve quality of life in women suffering from symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Read more

Perimenopause & menopause – how can you help?

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“I'm losing my mind!” is a comment Dragana Skokovic-Sunjic often hears from women who are dealing with the symptoms of perimenopause (the time leading up to the official declaration of menopause). Read more

Women’s menopause health – what’s your role?

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It’s summertime, and we are finally getting some (very) high temperatures, although it does come with some unwelcome humidity. Most of us will be able to enjoy the summer, avoid heat stroke, and keep it fun and while staying reasonably cool. This is not the case for the majority of women suffering with vasomotor symptoms associated with menopausal hormone changes. Read more

April was IBS Month. Why are we still talking about this? What’s the big deal!?

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IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (eye roll). Oh, boy. Here we go again. Aren’t we all tired of hearing about this elusive, difficult to define, impossible to treat, issue? How many times have we read about it? How many times has there been another new and miraculous cure for IBS, only to result in more disappointment? Read more

Probiotics in pharmacy. Bugs in my store? Wait, what!?

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Many years ago, I was tasked to prepare a series of CCCEP-approved lectures for pharmacists and present them across Canada. I was traveling from Vancouver to Calgary to Toronto to Halifax, educating about the use of probiotics. At that time, in 2008, probiotics were still very much a mystery for us pharmacists. Research into probiotics was just starting to take off. Read more