What is INR Testing?

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What is an INR test? INR stands for International Normalized Ratio. It’s a blood test that measures the time it takes for your blood to clot. Who needs the test done? This test is required if you are taking warfarin (or Coumadin) which helps your health care team monitor the effect of the drug. It […]

Drug allergy vs. intolerance

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Medications can sometimes cause negative experiences for some people. But how do you know if these reactions are an allergy or an intolerance to a medication? Knowing the difference is very important for a few reasons. First it helps your health care professional manage the reaction appropriately. Secondly, if it is a true drug allergy, […]

What you should know about e-cigarettes

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E-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) are battery operated devices that heat a liquid into a vapour for inhaling or also known as “vaping”. The liquid used in e-cigarettes is sometimes called “e-juice” or “e-liquid” and is a mixture of chemicals that include propylene glycol, glycerol (vegetable glycerin) and combined with other ingredients such as flavouring agents. […]