212020May
Natural Medicines for Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

Natural Medicines for Anxiety During COVID-19 Pandemic

We have all been under tremendous stress over the last two months, with even the happiest of souls struggling to stay positive in this pandemic. Lots of customers have been asking about natural ways to cope with anxiety, so we have put together a summary of the latest findings on what works and what to…

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12020May
The Deal with Vitamin D

The Deal with Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that promotes absorption of calcium, regulates bone growth, and plays a role in immune function. You may have heard that most of us do not get enough due to lack of sun exposure and sunscreen use.

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72020Mar
When and How to Wash Your Hands

When and How to Wash Your Hands

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs: Before, during, and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhoea Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After changing…

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52020Mar
Travelling During The Coronavirus Outbreak (Covid-19)

Travelling During The Coronavirus Outbreak (Covid-19)

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to evolve and travellers may have questions regarding their travel plans and the best way to prepare and protect themselves from exposure to the new virus. Did you know? Contrary to popular belief, most viruses and other germs are not easily spread on airplanes due to the way air is circulated and…

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12020Mar
Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu. The tips and resources…

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212020Feb
Cough and Cold Supplements for Kids

Cough and Cold Supplements for Kids

Many over the counter (otc) cough and cold medicines commonly used by adults aren’t recommended for children under the age of 6 years old. Many parents are asking if any supplements can be safely used. This is a tricky area since most supplements are evaluated for safety and effectiveness in adults, not kids. But kids…

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32020Feb
Can Wearing a Mask Protect You From Coronavirus?

Can Wearing a Mask Protect You From Coronavirus?

With mounting concern about the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from China, many people are trying to figure out the best ways to protect themselves and their loved ones from infection. Two big questions many people have are: Will wearing a face mask keep us safe? And if so, what kind? The most important thing to understand…

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82020Jan
Wellness Tips for the New Year

Wellness Tips for the New Year

Happy New Year from the Kirk Pharmacy Team! Here are some New Year’s wellness tips/reminders to consider: Add more fruits and vegetables at each meal – Consuming a variety of coloured fruits and vegetables have shown to promote longevity, disease prevention and overall wellness. Keep healthy snacks near you at all times – easier to…

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182019Dec
Holiday Tips for Heart Health

Holiday Tips for Heart Health

We here at Kirk Pharmacy are wishing you a very Happy Holiday but we also want you to be heart healthy. Did you know the average person gains five pounds over the holidays? This is really hard on the heart. Small steps each day can make a big impact on your health. The UCSF Center…

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122019Nov
Alternatives to Ranitidine (Zantac)

Alternatives to Ranitidine (Zantac)

If you’re considering switching heartburn medications given the FDA’s investigation of Zantac and other ranitidine products, there are several other OTC medications that treat heartburn/indigestion. Famotidine In the same drug class as Ranitidine and has the same mechanism of action. Available as 10mg or 20mg tablets. Can be taken once or twice daily. Cimetidine (Tagamet) In the same drug…

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62019Nov
Benefits of Turmeric

Benefits of Turmeric

Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has proven itself useful in modern medicine as a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. As most illnesses are caused by some form of inflammation in the body, turmeric can have wide-reaching health benefits. Research suggests benefits for hay fever, cholesterol, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s and arthritis, to…

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292019Oct
Zantac (Ranitidine) Recall

Zantac (Ranitidine) Recall

As a precautionary measure, there has been a voluntary recall of all Zantac OTC (over-the-counter) in the United States. This includes Zantac 150®, Zantac 150® Cool Mint, and Zantac 75®. Zantac tablets are an oral, over-the-counter product to prevent and relieve heartburn associated with acid ingestion and sour stomach. This recall has been extended to most…

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