23andme: Results

23andme: Results
  So I think I had waited around 6 or 7 weeks for my results but they’re finally here. I decided I would just highlight the main parts of my results since the amount of information that becomes available to you is enormous. When the results are populated on the personalized website, they’re broken up ...

Pharmacy: Top 5 Commonly Asked Questions

The pharmacy is a place where people can access a medical professional without having an appointment. (Although, this probably will be changing within the next 10 years). I think we are far too accessible. Pharmacy is not a place to come to when you’ve an open bleeding wound and want someone to bandage you up. ...

23andMe: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing — Part 2

23andMe: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing -- Part 2
In Part 1 of my blog about 23andMe, I jumped at the chance to purchase a testing kit online. It was February 3 that I placed the order and on February 5 I received a DHL post-it note on my door saying I missed a delivery. That was fast! I didn’t expect it to come ...

Multivitamins Contain Coal Tar?

Multivitamins Contain Coal Tar?
Since I’m fairly new to blogging I thought it’d be a good idea to browse through some other health blogs to see what’s being talked about. It’s really hard to find interesting health blogs that aren’t abandoned, owned by a magazine or run by a newspaper. I want to read things that are unfiltered! That’s ...

The Flu Shot: Top 5 Common Misconceptions

Since select provinces in Canada have passed legislation to allow pharmacists to deliver the annual flu shot I have heard many misconceptions. It’s difficult to offer succinct explanations in my daily interactions with people. So I hope I can nail it here… The yearly flu vaccine has been linked to autism: The british medical journal, ...