62017Feb
Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause is a natural part of aging for women, and technically occurs when a woman has been period free for 12 months. Before the 12 months a woman is considered to be peri-menopausal and after the 12 months considered to be post-menopausal. Perimenopause is usually the time when women have more symptoms…

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62017Feb
Blood Glucose Monitoring

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Why Should I Be Testing My Blood Glucose? Monitoring your blood sugar levels is the most accurate way of seeing the effect of your diet, lifestyle changes and medication on your diabetes control. It is a great tool for you and your doctor to use together to identify problems and monitor progress.

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62017Feb
Info Bites for Healthy Smiles

Info Bites for Healthy Smiles

Did you know? Brushing your teeth properly\ has so many benefits, including a sparkling smile, stronger teeth, less toothaches and even decreasing the risk of heart disease. Most people do not brush their teeth for long enough. At least 2 minutes twice a day is needed to get rid of the plaque, and flossing once a…

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302017Jan
Quitting Smoking? Your Kirk Pharmacist Can Help

Quitting Smoking? Your Kirk Pharmacist Can Help

There are lots of ways to quit smoking, including “cold turkey,” using self-help guides (e.g., self-help books, audio tapes, Internet sites), general advice or guidance from a health care provider (one-on-one or in a group program), customized counseling, specialty smoking cessation clinics, medications, alternative methods (e.g., acupuncture, hypnosis, and herbal therapy) or a combination.

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