June 2011 Magazine

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)


June 2011 Magazine

Text of June 2011 Magazine

  • Prices In Effect Until June 26

    SunscreenSPF15-45Hypoallergenic,UVA/UVBand waterproof protec-tion for adults or kids.120mL


    IbuprofenRelief for pain and

    inflammation200mg, 60's



    799Ea.GREAT BUY

    999Ea.HOT BUY


    Canadas Youth

    AGrowingWeight ConcernEczema ReliefDr. Hister On Managing

    MigrainesCompanys Coming Recipe

    Vol. 11 No. 6


    Helping People Live Better Lives



    June is ALS MonthHelp Support theALS Society of BC- Stars of Hope- Walks For ALS

    webber naturalsLutein orSuperVisionFor people who are atrisk of age relatedmacular degeneration.60s

  • AeriusAllergy Relief24 hour, non-drowsymulti-symptom relief.20 Tablets


    ClaritinAllergy ReliefLong lasting relief for

    hayfever, dust allergies andother allergy symptoms.

    Regular StrengthorQuick Dissolve 30's


    Earn Rewards On Your Health Purchases

    TWOWEEK SALE PERIOD - Prices In Effect Until June 26

    Clear EyesEye DropsRelief for sore, irritatedeyes.15mL


    Breathe RightNasal StripsGently lifts open nasalpassages so you canbreathe through yournose and close yourmouth, reducing snoring.30 Strips


    BenadrylChildrensAllergy ReliefFast, effective relief ofallergy symptoms.Children's Liquid100mL orMeltaways 12's

    699Ea.New SkinLiquid or Spray-On BandageProvides protection andspeeds healing on cutsand scrapes where aregular bandage hastrouble adhering to.10mL or Spray 28.5g


    Band-AidBandagesHelps speed healingwhile protecting cutsand scrapesPlastic or FabricValue pack 80's


    PolysporinAntibioticInfection protection withpain relief to help speedhealing.Antibacterial Ointment,Cream15g

    699Ea.OmbrelleSPF60 SunscreenOmbrelle is the #1recommended sunprotection brand byDermatologists.Cream, Milk or Stick75mL, 120mL or 9g


    Calamine LotionRelief for skin irritationsand itching caused byinsect bites, sunburnand poison ivy.225mL

    399Ea.2 People First peoplesdrugmart.com

    After BiteInsect BiteTreatmentRelief for insect bites.Kids, gel or outdoor.20g




  • 15


    4 MigrainesDr. Hister offers insight into thissometimes crippling conditionand provides tips on how toprevent and manage attacks.

    5 Save On Health ProductsHealthy savings on health andwellness products.

    6 EczemaPeoples Pharmacist Ian Lloydprovides tips on managing thispersistent skin condition.

    7 Skin Care HelpGreat selection of skin care aidsto help manage skin problems.

    8 Peoples Walks For ALSJune is ALS month, find out whenyour community is having aPeoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS.

    9 Pharmacist RecommendedTips on how to effectively applysunscreen so you can have a safeand healthy summer.

    14 Canadas Youth AGrowing Weight ConcernA look at the growing issue ofobesity in Canadian youth.

    15 Moroccan ChickenCouscous PieBrand new feature recipeFrom Companys Coming30-Minute Diabetic Cooking.

    Reyhydrate Your SkinPage 7

    Its important to replenish lostmoisture and help to retain moisturedeep within the skin, to allow your

    skin time to repair itself.

    Fast ReliefPage 5When you are suffering froma migraine, fast pain relief isimportant so you can returnto your regular self.


    Helping People Live Better Lives

    contentsPeople First

  • You knew Id say this at the start of an articleabout migraines, didnt you, but it happens to betrue: I got a huge throbbing migraine just thinkingabout the difficulty of writing an article about mi-graines, my assignment for this month, mainly be-cause 1) Im prone to migraines, alas, and anxietycan set one off and 2) I was really reticent to writethis article because I wasnt sure that there wasanything new I could tell you.I got over my reticence pretty quickly, though,

    when my wife reminded me, as she does when-ever I complain that some assignment is morethan I can handle, that, If you dont write this ar-ticle, you dont get paid which, I must admit, isa very strong inducement to find something tosay.So what is a migraine headache?Well, despite what most people believe,

    migraines are not just bad headaches.In fact, lots of very bad headaches are not mi-

    graines, as for example, a very bad tensionheadache which can feel, as anyone whos everhad one can attest (and hasnt everyone?), as ifthe top of your head is about to explode or that anunrelenting vice is gripping your forehead, or oneassociated with trauma or post-concussion, ormore ominously, a headache due to a brainaneurysm bursting or one due to another sourceof bleeding into brain tissue (a so-called hemor-rhagic stroke), (The latter cause for a severeheadache, by the way, is the reason that anyonewho gets a sudden-onset very intense headache,

    especially if theyre over age 40 or so, must treatit as an acute emergency it could literally saveyour life to get the right treatment for that kind ofemergency).But the problem in defining the specific nature

    of a migraine headache is that were not really surewhat happens during a migraine so all I can tellyou is that the latest theories (subject to change ata moments notice) is that in a migraine, a combi-nation of changes in the neurological and vascu-lar systems sets off an inflammatory cascade thatresults in the severe pain associated with that typeof headache.Migraines may (or may not) be associated with

    other prominent symptoms such as nausea, anaversion to light and/or sound, and warning signsknown as an aura which can take the form offlashes of light, tingling sensations in the limbs,and even speech difficulties (a while back, a youngTV interviewer started talking gibberish whiledoing her interview and although many punditsinstantly chimed in that she may have suffered aminor stroke on air this is, after all, an age whereany idiot expert with an ego is ready to offer anopinion on TV without knowing even 2 facts ofthe situation it turns out that she was just suffer-ing the onset of a migraine).Migraines, are said to affect roughly 3 million

    Canadians but they affect three times as manywomen as men, very likely because of hormonalinfluences, especially changes associated with themenstrual cycle.

    Continued On Page 11

    Dr. Hister


    4 People First peoplesdrugmart.com

  • TWOWEEK SALE PERIOD - Prices In Effect Until June 26

    Helping People Live Better Lives

    peoplesdrugmart.com People First 5

    MetamucilFibre TherapyLowers mild to moderatelyelevated levels of choles-terol in adults when takenwith a low-fat diet.72 Dose orCapsules 100's


    NicoretteStop SmokingAidIncrease your chances ofstopping smoking.Combo Quit Gum 2mg40s + 7-16 hr. Patches

    3699Ea.MonistatYeast CureEffective, safe treatmentfor yeast infections.1, 3 or 7 DayTreatments


    Pepto BismolRelief from upsetstomach, indigestionand headache.Extra Strength 350mLRegular Strength 480mLor Chewable 48's


    webber naturalsCoQ10Support for thecardiovascular system60mg 30 + 30s or30mg 60 + 60s


    webber naturalsGlucosamineSulfateHelps to relieve symp-toms of osteoarthritisand is a factor in thebuilding of healthycartilage.300 + BONUS 30


    webber naturalsMelatoninNaturally promotes arestful sleep,3mg 90s or 5mg 60s


    DependOr PoiseProtection with peaceof mind.Underwear 14 - 30s orPads 30 -84s


    TylenolMigraine andPain ReliefUltra Relief Migraine Pain,Rapid Release orExtra Strength80-100's


    Peoples BrandFootcareInsoles and foot careproducts for healthy,happy feet.Assorted Selection

    30%OffRegular Retail


    Ultra HeadacheRelief

    Relief for aches, pains,headache, fever, pain and

    muscle sprains.500mg, 120 Easy Swallow


  • Continued On Page 8

    Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condi-tion that affects about 10-15% of the population. Itsprevalence in our society appears to be on the rise; it af-fects 15-20% of school aged children today, comparedwith 5% of children in the 1950s . It is not entirely clearwhat causes this itchy skin condition, but it can be veryuncomfortable to those affected. This month I will dis-cuss the causes, treatments and ways to help prevent therecurrence of eczema.

    The symptoms of eczema include an itchy, red andraised rash. There may also be tiny blisters, which canbreak and ooze a clear fluid. The skin may also appear tobe dry and thickened. In children, the rash usually ap-pears on the scalp, face, buttocks, and upper legs. Symp-toms of eczema may resolve in up to 50% of children bythe age of six years old. In adults, it usually appears onthe neck and in the bend of the knees and elbows.Symptoms in adults tend to flare up and subside,depending upon a number of factors.

    It is not fully understood what causes or exacerbateseczema, but it is thought to be an allergy-like reaction.People who have, or have had, eczema tend to developasthma or hayfever. There also appears to be a geneticcomponent to this disease; it tends to run in families.There is some evidence that avoidance of certain aller-genic foods may help to reduce the symptoms ofeczema. Symptoms also tend to flare-up when the skincomes into contact with irritants.

    So what can you do? The first thing to do is get aproper diagnosis from your Physician or Dermatologist.Skin rashes can be a symptom of other diseases. At thistime you can ask if home remedies can be tried beforeother treatment options.

    There are many possible home treatment options.They mostly in