Annapolis Valley Register : 2018-12-27

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NEWS A5 VALLEYREGISTER.CA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2018 • UP IN FLAMES SPECIAL DAY Find us online OPEN HOURS Mon.-Fri. 8 -6 Sat. 9 - Noon Valley Professional Centre 70 Exhibition St., Kentville (902)-678-9933 Mike Derrick B. Sc (pharm) Face: Time, The “FAST” acronym for stroke symptoms: drooping; can’t raise both; impaired and call 911 right away. This is a good one for all to remember. There’s not an easy one for heart attack signs because symptoms vary greatly but include: chest pain/discomfort; lightheadedness, nausea; jaw, neck or back pain; discomfort/pain in arm or shoulder; shortness of breath. The letter “for denial could be included in a heart attack acronym because many deny the symptoms at first. Don’t! Get help right away. Part of pharmacists’ jobs is to look critically at claims made about drugs, vitamins and herbal preparations. It enables them to help you make good healthcare choices. There is so much information out there about health and medications. How do you separate the real from the fake? Pharmacists can help. Arm: Speech Do you ever pass people on the street and they have a big smile on their faces? You don’t know why they are smiling but it’s infectious and you may find yourself smiling back at them. When someone smiles at you, it gives you a real boost. It’s inexpensive and easy to give and it is packed with a lot of power. Give one of your smiles away today. D” The new shingles vaccine is much more effective than the previous one. It requires two shots. Side effects of fever, headache and fatigue are more common with this new vaccine and can occur in about 10% of patients. However, these side effects are fleeting and minor compared to the suffering caused by shingles. Shingrix 2201 Lillooet Crescent, Kelowna, B.C. V1V 1W3 Tel: (250) 717-0794 [email protected] ca 7673022 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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