Tag: Health

How do I buy medicine? What is a prescription?

Your body is great at fending off sickness and pain, but sometimes rest and recovery isn't enough. Medicine is great at helping you get better fast. Some medicine you can purchase at any drugstore or pharmacy. Others, you need a prescription for. A prescription is a note written by a doctor that allows you to [...]

What is a vaccination and how do I get one?

Vaccinations are the best way to help protect you and your family from certain infectious diseases. They also help reduce the spread of disease to others and prevent epidemics. Vaccines protect not just yourself, but your family and community as well. Read this guide article to find out more. Note: Vaccination can also be called immunization, [...]

What is Calgary Emergency Medical Services (EMS)?

Sometimes, health problems require more immediate or serious care. You cannot afford to wait and see a doctor for these problems because this could lead to your condition worsening. Such cases are known as emergencies. If you find yourself involved in a medical emergency, it's very important to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS) right away. [...]

Packing school lunches for kids with food allergies

Is your child, or someone you know, allergic to peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, eggs, fish, or wheat? Chances are high that someone close to you has food allergies – and 1 in 2 Canadians knows someone with a serious food allergy. Serious food allergies are those that can cause severe physical reactions once the allergen is consumed. If your [...]