10 Things You Should Know About Your Psoriasis Medication Are you taking medication as part of your psoriasis treatment? Learn 10 things you should know about it.

10 Things you should know about your psoriasis medication

10 Tips for Staying Healthy with MS Want to maintain your ability? Here are 10 things you can do right now to reduce MS symptoms, stay healthy and feel great.

10 tips for staying healthy with MS

Active Living An active lifestyle is the key to keeping fit and healthy. Read on for tips on nutrition and injury prevention.

Shopping for supplements

ADHD Medications Are you curious about how medications used to treat ADHD actually work or how they should be taken? Read on to learn more about ADHD and its treatment.

Being medication smart with ADHD Facts and myths about ADHD How do ADHD medications work? Managing your child's ADHD symptoms

Allergies in Motherhood New or expecting mothers have a lot on their minds, so they may not be thinking about their allergies – but their allergies may still be there, and allergy medications can be a cause of concern during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Making sense of allergy medications

Allergy and Asthma Millions of Canadians suffer from allergies and asthma. When your immune system identifies a normally harmless material as a threat, it can set off symptoms like sniffles, sneezes, rashes, or breathing problems.

A nose for relief?

Allergy Prevention and Treatment How do you keep allergies at bay?

Eye drops Nasal medications Oral medications

Anemia Overview Do you know what you need to about anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia

Arthritis Over 6 million Canadians have some form of arthritis. In fact, it's one of the leading causes of long-term disability in Canada today. Appropriate treatment, as well as learning how to manage this chronic condition, can go a long way to help. Find out about the differences between the most common forms of arthritis and what you can do to help manage the symptoms.

Easing the discomfort

Asthma Control Matters More than half of all Canadians with asthma do not have their condition under control. Find out if you're at risk and learn how to tame your asthma.

Taming your asthma

Asthma Treatment Do you know how to manage and treat asthma?

Understanding your asthma medications

Be Treatment Savvy Want to get the most out of your skin cancer treatment? Then it's time to get treatment savvy! Find out what’s out there in skin cancer treatments, how to keep up with the latest research, and the top 10 questions to ask your doctor and pharmacist.

Top 10 questions for your pharmacist

Bedwetting: Finding Solutions Have you ever wondered if there's more you could do about your child's bedwetting? The answer may be "yes." Various treatment options are available and new research is helping us learn more about bedwetting than ever before. Talk to your doctor about getting the bedwetting treatment that is right for your child.

Talking to your doctor about bedwetting

Bedwetting: SOS-free Summer Camp You want your child to experience the best summer of their life - a summer at camp. But if your child wets the bed, how do you handle the prospect of their going away and sleeping overnight at camp? Find out how to avoid those distressed calls from camp by arming yourself with information about bedwetting and summer camp.

Why bedwetting won't be a nightmare at camp

Cancer and Chemotherapy If you have cancer, you might be nervous at the thought of having chemotherapy. One of the most common concerns about chemotherapy is the negative side effects. The type of side effects and their severity depend on the type and dose of chemotherapy as well as how an individual reacts to the treatment.

Managing nausea and vomiting The side effects of chemotherapy

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD is a chronic lung disease that affects many Canadians. Knowing more about the condition will provide better management of its effects. Together with proper treatment and coping strategies can go a long way to help. Learn more about how to best deal with having COPD.

Getting the most from your COPD treatment

Complementary Medicine Have you used a herbal remedy to relieve a headache, or tried massage to relieve stress? If so, you're not alone. Studies show that more than 70% of Canadians have used some form of alternative or complementary medicine. Read on for more information about complementary medicine and tips on safety.

Herbal medicines

Coping with Colorectal Cancer There are many different treatments available for colorectal cancer. By working with your doctor, you can find the treatment that's best for you.

Managing colorectal cancer

Dealing with Worsening Asthma Asthma attacks (exacerbations) can range from a minor problem to a frightening, life-threatening experience. Learn the basics and be aware of how to recognize, prevent, and treat an attack.

Hang in there: dealing with asthma attacks

Don't Miss a Dose Medications are a powerful tool in the fight against high blood pressure. But they won't work unless you take them regularly! It's a challenge for most of us, but these tips can make it easier for you to take your medication as directed.

Ask for help to beat high blood pressure Keep it simple Make your medication a habit Why bother with medications?

Drug Allergies If you have a drug allergy, taking a medication that should make you feel better may result in your feeling much worse. Do you have a drug allergy? Are you concerned about the possibility of developing one? Do you have friends or family who have drug allergies?

Drug allergy overview Preventing drug allergy Signs and symptoms of drug allergies Treating drug allergies Types of drug allergy What causes a drug allergy?

Eczema in Infants and Children Your infant scrapes her tiny, razor-sharp nails across her dry, red skin while she sleeps. Or your toddler son's skin has broken out in a scaly, red rash. You may be wondering, "Could it be eczema?" Learn more about this common skin condition to determine your next steps.

What types of treatments might be prescribed for my child's eczema?

Eczema Treatments: Long-term Safety For many people, eczema - also known as atopic dermatitis - is a chronic condition with frequent flares. How long can you safely use eczema treatment? Learn more about the long-term safety of topical corticosteroids, topical calcineurin inhibitors, systemic medications, and phototherapy.

Systemic Medications Topical calcineurin inhibitors Topical corticosteroids

FAQs about Allergies and Medications People with allergies often take their medications only when they have symptoms that bother them. But to get the most out of your allergy medication, it's best to take it regularly, even when you are not experiencing symptoms. This ensures that you get optimal relief from your medication.

What is a common medication mistake that people with Allergies make?

Fibromyalgia: What You Need to Know Fibromyalgia causes widespread body pain and fatigue. This medical condition can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional well-being. Fortunately, there are treatments and support available. Learn more about fibromyalgia and how to cope.

Talking to your doctor about fibromyalgia Treatment and support

Get Away - in Good Health! Get lost in travel without losing track of healthy habits. Here's your flight plan.

What to pack in your travel wellness stash

Headaches Everyone knows what it's like to get a headache. The all-too-familiar throbbing pain and nagging pressure can often strike when we're feeling stressed, tired, or emotionally upset. But there are ways to prevent and relieve headaches. Read on to get the "heads up" on head pain. And while you're at it, get tips on medicine cabinet cleaning – don’t let all that clutter make your headache even worse!

Clear your chest

Hormone Replacement Therapy The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy can leave many who use these medications feeling confused or worried. If you are taking or are considering taking HRT, what should you do? Read on for more information about HRT, including the risks, benefits and what the data shows for Canadians.

Alternatives to HRT Frequently asked questions on HRT risks Managing symptoms of menopause What is HRT, and what are the stats?

How MS Medications Are Given Many medications for multiple sclerosis (MS) are given by injections or infusions. Learn more about these ways of giving medications.

A tale of 3 injections All about infusions Self-injection safety

How to Talk to Your Doctor If you're like many Canadians, you consider your family doctor to be one of the most valuable resources you have when it comes to managing your health. But knowing how to talk to your doctor can help you get the most out of this vital relationship.

Just the facts: What your doctor should know

Learn About Rheumatoid Arthritis What do you know about rheumatoid arthritis? Find out the essentials here.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Make It Easier to Take Your MS Medication If you have MS, you likely want to do everything you can to stay in your prime. That may include taking medication. Adding medication to your lifestyle can come with its own challenges. Fortunately, there are many ways you can make your medication easier to take.

Make it easier to take your MS medication

Managing Advanced Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland. It is considered advanced when the cancer has spread beyond the prostate into other tissues. What are the treatment options for this diagnosis?

Managing prostate cancer

Medication Management Fitting your medications into a busy lifestyle can be a challenge. Here are some tips on managing your medications at home and while travelling.

Medication memory Medication on vacation Questions for your pharmacist

Menopause Menopause is an important health issue. This health feature offers information about menopause: how to tell if you're entering it, the role of estrogen replacement therapy, and tips on making yourself more comfortable - and staying healthy - as your body adjusts to this new phase.

The estrogen question

MS and Neutralizing Antibodies Neutralizing antibodies are an important consideration in MS treatments. Antibodies are produced by the immune system to protect the body from foreign substances. Foreign substances include many things, from pollen to bacteria and viruses. Research has shown that interferon medications may also be seen as foreign substances, and that the resulting antibodies may be hindering the treatment effects.

Cut to the chase? NAB-ing interferons Talk to your doctor about NABs

MS Medication Self-Injection Many medications for multiple sclerosis (MS) are given by injection. Learn more about injection anxiety and proper injection technique, two important issues for people with MS.

Injection safety: when to contact your healthcare provider Proper intramuscular injection technique Proper subcutaneous injection technique Self-injection anxiety

MS Medication Side Effects The side effects of multiple sclerosis (MS) medications are important because they can present another challenge for people with the medical condition. Since treatments should help people with MS maintain their current level of functioning so they can continue doing the activities they value, side effects should be the last thing to slow them down!

Follow your nose: a potpourri of other side effects Getting to the point of injection-site reactions Is it the medication or the flu? Separating side effects from symptoms

MS: Controlling Pain Doctors used to think that MS did not cause pain. Now we know that's not true! At least half of people with MS have pain because of the condition. Find out more about MS pain and how to get effective relief.

MS pain: Facts and myths Taking control of your pain What's the best treatment for MS pain?

MS: Coping with a New Diagnosis If you've recently been diagnosed with MS, you may be dealing with many different emotions and questions. Find out more about how to cope with the diagnosis and fight MS.

Fighting MS

MS: Dealing with Relapses Relapses can be a physical and emotional challenge for people with MS. Find out what's going on in your body during a relapse, how relapses can be treated and prevented, and the difference between a relapse and a pseudorelapse.

Can medications prevent MS relapses? How are MS relapses treated?

MS: Doctor Visits If you have MS or are caring for someone who does, remember that a good relationship with your doctor can help you manage your condition. You can help meet your own health care needs by preparing for your doctor's appointments and doing some homework after! Find out how to be an informed patient and get the most out of your doctor's appointments.

Question check-list When you go home

MS: Looking Good MS can change the way you look and feel. The physical effects of MS, including fatigue, vision changes, reduced mobility, and coordination problems, can make it harder to look your best. But that doesn't mean you have to give up your personal style. Discover the secrets that can help people with MS (guys, too) look and feel fabulous!

Your secret weapon for looking good with MS

MS: Managing Your Medications Do you ever forget when or how to take your multiple sclerosis (MS) medications? Do your MS symptoms make it hard for you to take medications? If so, you're not alone. Find out how you can overcome these problems and get the most out of your multiple sclerosis treatment.

Keeping track of your medications MS treatment: expectations and reality The MS medication challenge The MS symptom catch-22

MS: Medication Reimbursement Medication reimbursement means that some or all of your medication costs are paid for by an outside source, such as an insurance company, government, or other program. Learn more about multiple sclerosis (MS) medication reimbursement and how to find the reimbursement you need.

Finding the reimbursement you need Introduction to MS medication reimbursement Reimbursement FAQ Reimbursement: speaking the language

MS: Staying the Course It's never easy to live with a long-term, unpredictable condition like multiple sclerosis (MS). But there are many things you can do to live well with MS, now and in the future. Find out how you can live well with MS.

Simple solutions for your MS medications Why is it hard to stick with MS treatment?

MS: The Role of NAbs You may have heard about neutralizing antibodies, also called NAbs. What are they, and how can they affect your MS treatment?

Am I at risk of developing NAbs? What do NAbs mean for my MS therapy?

MS: Vitamins and Minerals Can vitamins and minerals lower your chances of getting MS? Can they treat or cure the condition? When it comes to vitamins and minerals, can you have "too much of a good thing"? Find out more about vitamins and minerals in MS.

Too much of a good thing: can you overdose on vitamins and minerals? Vitamin and mineral therapy - a cure for MS? What other vitamins and minerals are important to people with MS? What's the link between vitamin D and the risk of MS?

Multiple Sclerosis What is multiple sclerosis, and how does it affect you? Find out about living with this condition.

New hope in multiple sclerosis treatment

Nutritional Supplements Nutritional supplements are big business. Every day, ads and news stories tell us about supplements promising to prevent heart disease and cancer, improve our memory, and much more. But is it all true? We sort through the hype to bring you information you can trust.

Shopping for supplements

Oral Care and Your Medical Conditions Having certain medical conditions can affect your oral health. Learn more about how pregnancy, diabetes, cancer treatment, and eating disorders can affect oral health and what you can do to keep good oral care.

Oral care and cancer treatment

Osteoporosis Keeping your bones healthy and strong is a lifelong project, but it's never too late to start. Find out what causes osteoporosis and how to help you keep your bones as strong as possible.

Battling bone loss

Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment How do you prevent osteoporosis - and how do you treat it if you have it?

Osteoporosis: treatments

Overcoming Common Psoriasis Treatment Challenges Psoriasis treatment may come with its challenges. Learn what you can do to overcome them.

Overcoming common psoriasis treatment challenges

Pain Pain is an unfortunate part of life. Even though everyone encounters it, our experience, sensitivity, and tolerance to pain vary greatly. One person may suffer from small aches while another will tolerate walking on a broken ankle. Still, everyone needs pain relief now and then. Let's take a look at some of the conditions that may cause you pain and what you can do to find pain relief.

Not tonight, I've got a headache

Probiotics and your gut There's lots of buzz these days about the human "microbiome". But what exactly is it anyway?

Probiotics and your gut

Psoriasis Treatment: Biologics Biologics are a type of drug treatment for psoriasis. How do they work, and what makes them different from other psoriasis treatments? How can they help those with psoriasis, and what should people expect during treatment?

Biologics for psoriasis Biologics: the basics

Psoriasis Trivia Do you, or someone you love, have psoriasis? How much do you really know about the condition? If you're a woman, are you more likely to develop psoriasis? Are you up-to-date on the latest therapies? Ever heard of Koebner's phenomenon? Test your psoriasis IQ.

Treating psoriasis

Psoriasis: Are You Keeping Up? Psoriasis treatment plans may need to change over time.

Are you keeping up with your psoriasis?

Psoriasis: All About Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic arthritis affects up to 30% of people who have psoriasis. It appears in different forms and a variety of treatment options exist. How much do you know about this condition? Read on and learn more.

Treatment options for psoriatic arthritis

Psoriasis: How Treatment Works Have you ever wondered how psoriasis treatment works? Now's your chance to find out more about topical therapy, oral medications, biologics, and phototherapy.

How do biologics work? How do oral medications and light therapy work? How do topical treatments work? Psoriasis causes and treatment

Psoriasis: Managing and Preventing Flare-Ups Many safe, effective treatments can improve psoriasis and reduce recurrences of swelling, redness, flaking, and itching.

Medication reactions and psoriasis

Psoriasis: Spotlight on Topical Treatment Topical psoriasis treatments are applied to the skin and scalp. They can be used alone or in combination with other types of treatments, such as light therapy, to treat psoriasis. Find out more about topical treatment options and what to ask your doctor.

Questions for your doctor or pharmacist about psoriasis treatments Topical psoriasis treatments: What about side effects? Treating psoriasis: It's all about timing What are my options for topical psoriasis treatments?

Psoriasis: Topical Treatment FAQ Curious about how all those creams and ointments used for psoriasis actually work? Not sure if you're using your medication properly? Have questions about side effects? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about topical treatments (medications used on the skin).

How topical psoriasis treatments work Proper use of topical psoriasis treatments Side effects of topical psoriasis treatments Time to talk to your doctor about your psoriasis?

Psoriasis: Treatment Options If you have psoriasis, you may find that you require a variety of treatments to best ease your symptoms. Treatments can differ in effectiveness, and some are more cosmetically acceptable than others. There are also several treatments currently under development. Make sure that you know about your options.

All about coal tar Immunotherapy and you Vitamin D analogues ease psoriasis

Psoriasis: When It's an Emergency Psoriasis is not generally thought of as a life-threatening condition, but there are certain kinds of flare-ups that can become life-and-death emergencies.

What to tell the doctor before and during treatment

Reducing the Risk of AFib-related Stroke: Know Your Options If you are at risk of a stroke, your doctor may recommend medication and lifestyle changes. Learn about your options and when to talk to your doctor.

Reducing the risk of stroke related to atrial fibrillation: Know your options

Remember Good Health! If you are on high-blood-pressure medication, remembering your meds may be a pain. But it's a key to good health. Here's why, plus some sure-fire strategies for remembering to take your medication.

Pills can be such a pain! Top 4 strategies for sticking with your medication

Ruth's Story: Managing Migraine Ruth Clausen is an assistant manager from Hamilton, Ontario, who has been coping with migraines for over 30 years. Read Ruth's story to learn how migraines have affected her life, and how she has worked with her doctor to manage them.

Advice for migraine sufferers Finding a migraine treatment that works

Seniors' Health Canada's population is graying, with over 7 million seniors - people aged 65 and over - making up almost 19% of our population as of 2021. And that number is growing fast as more of us are living longer, healthier lives. Here are some tips for healthy living in your "golden years."

Caution: herbs are also drugs

Smoking Cessation Quitting smoking is an important step towards better health, but it's not easy! Fortunately, there are programs and medications to help. Read on to learn more about smoking cessation.

Managing with medications

Staying Healthy on Medication Many emergency room visits related to medication use are caused by people not taking their medications properly. Don't become a statistic! Find out how to take your medications properly and stick with your treatment plan.

Are you putting your health at risk? Stick to your treatment, the easy way! Taking your medication matters Your medication: 11 things you must know

Sticking to Your Asthma Treatment Plan Asthma control is the name of the game – are you ready to play? Make the most of your treatment plan, and make it the most effective plan possible by sticking to it.

Asthma self-management: the key to your success Make it easy to stick to the plan Partners for the long haul The goal is asthma control

Sticking with MS Treatment Taking long-term medication for MS can be challenging. Find out why it's important to adhere to MS treatment, why sticking to treatment is an obstacle for some people, and what you can do to ensure you stick with MS treatment.

How to stick with MS treatment Obstacles to sticking with MS treatment

Stopping Heartburn's Acid Sting Heartburn isn't just a burden that comes along with eating certain foods. It's a real condition affecting millions of people. But with certain preventive treatments, you may be able to take the sting out of it and find lasting relief. Read on to learn how.

Medication that works: Andrew's story

Stroke Risk: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know When you're a caregiver, you want to do everything you can to help the person you're caring for. What if that person is at risk of a stroke? Find out what you can do to help.

Stroke risk: What every caregiver needs to know

Surgery-Related Nausea and Vomiting Nausea and vomiting often occur after surgery. This is called postoperative nausea and vomiting, or PONV. When PONV happens after a person goes home from hospital, it is called post-discharge nausea and vomiting (PDNV). Read on to find out more about surgery-related nausea and vomiting.

How can PONV and PDNV be prevented or treated?

Taking Control of Your Asthma Do you feel like your asthma is out of control? Not sure what to do? Take back control of your life with an asthma action plan.

How you can take control of asthma Is your asthma out of control? Why do asthma attacks occur?

The Impact of Bedwetting on Your Child You may be aware of what bedwetting is, but do you know how it's affecting your child? Find out more information about this condition and its impact on your child.

Treatment options for bedwetting

The Impact of Migraine A migraine is more than just a bad headache. It can turn a person's life upside-down. Intense pain and other symptoms can be so disruptive that sufferers can't go to work or school for days at a time. But there are effective treatments that can help you manage your migraines. Read on to see how migraines can affect your life and what you can do to deal with them.

Migraine: Alison's story The right migraine treatment for you

The pros of probiotics Everyone you talk to these days seems to be taking a probiotic. Should you be taking one too?

The pros of probiotics

Thyroid Disease: Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism The most prevalent thyroid gland disorders are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroid nodules.

Hyperthyroidism: treatment Hypothyroidism: treatment

Time for Spring Cleaning! Make spring a time of renewal for your head, heart, and home. Clear out the old, unsafe, or out-of-date items from your home and welcome in a healthy, new season.

Prepping your home for medical situations

Travel Health At last - it's time for that well-deserved sunny vacation. To make sure that illness doesn't spoil your fun, read our practical pointers on staying healthy and avoiding some common infections and other travel ailments.

Medication on vacation

Treating Psoriasis with Biologics What are biologics? Find out more about how they fit into your psoriasis treatment plan.

Treating Psoriasis with Biologics

What to Expect from Psoriasis Treatment For many people, psoriasis treatment consists of creams, lotions and shampoos; some of them stain and some of them stink and some of them work amazingly well. But how can you know what to expect from a given treatment? When should your treatment start working, and how will you know when to give up and try something else? For answers to these questions, read on.

Dealing with disappointing results from psoriasis treatment How psoriasis treatment works What psoriasis treatment can offer When to expect results from psoriasis treatments

Your Treatment: Making a Commitment Sticking to your cholesterol treatment is one of the most important commitments you can make to your health. Find out why staying with your treatment is so important, and how to make it easier.

Sticking to treatment: Why it can be hard Talking to your doctor What you can do to stick with your treatment