William Poggemiller demonstrates the simple new screening tool for atrial fibrillation, available to anyone over the age of 65 at Rimbey Value Drug Mart, at no charge.

Answers in a heartbeat! New tool at Rimbey pharmacy

Some patients feel their heart’s aflutter, others can’t feel a thing. This test makes screening easy.

  • May 3, 2021

 

National HIV Testing Day is June 27. (Wikimedia Commons photo)

Study looks at how HIV self-tests can help queer people overcome health-care hurdles

Study will send 15,000 free self-test kits to participants across Canada to either use themselves or share with others

 

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Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID-19

The post-infection condition tends to be milder in kids who were sicker with COVID-19, although more than half received intensive hospital care

 

A disposable face mask is pictured on the ground in east Vancouver, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Health Canada issues recall for disposable masks containing graphene

Anyone who has worn a graphene mask should consult their health-care provider if they have concerns such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing

A disposable face mask is pictured on the ground in east Vancouver, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Rimbey Value Drug Mart now delivers within 40 minutes of town! Just call the store to place your order.

Pharmacy goes cross-country: Speedy delivery 5 days a week!

Rimbey pharmacy piloting FREE delivery service within 25 minutes of town

  • Feb 15, 2021
Rimbey Value Drug Mart now delivers within 40 minutes of town! Just call the store to place your order.
Prince Edward Island’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. A lozenge plant in Prince Edward Island has laid off 30 workers, citing an “almost non-existent” cold and cough season amid COVID-19 restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Almost non-existent’ cold and cough season: P.E.I. lozenge plant lays off 30 workers

The apparent drop in winter colds across the country seems to have weakened demand for medicine and natural remedies

Prince Edward Island’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. A lozenge plant in Prince Edward Island has laid off 30 workers, citing an “almost non-existent” cold and cough season amid COVID-19 restrictions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Pharmacists at Rimbey Value Drug Mart do lots of work behind the counter to ensure your treatment plan is safe, effective, and manageable.

What we know about Rimbey’s vaccine roll-out

Local pharmacist is ready to help with inoculations, or just answer your questions

  • Jan 18, 2021
Pharmacists at Rimbey Value Drug Mart do lots of work behind the counter to ensure your treatment plan is safe, effective, and manageable.
William Poggemiller, pharmacist and store operator at Rimbey Value Drug Mart. Albertans over 65 are elegible for a free pneumonia vaccine at the pharmacy.

Fortify your wellness toolkit!

Pneumonia vaccine is free for Albertans over age 65, and available at your local pharmacy

  • Dec 14, 2020
William Poggemiller, pharmacist and store operator at Rimbey Value Drug Mart. Albertans over 65 are elegible for a free pneumonia vaccine at the pharmacy.
Ten-month-old Aidan Deschamps poses for a photo with his parents Amanda Sully and Adam Deschamps in this undated handout photo. Ten-month-old Aidan Deschamps was the first baby in Canada to be diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy through Ontario’s newborn screening program. The test was added to the program six days before he was born. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario *MANDATORY CREDIT*

First newborn tested for spinal muscular atrophy in Canada hits new milestones

‘If Aidan had been born any earlier or anywhere else our story would be quite different’

Ten-month-old Aidan Deschamps poses for a photo with his parents Amanda Sully and Adam Deschamps in this undated handout photo. Ten-month-old Aidan Deschamps was the first baby in Canada to be diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy through Ontario’s newborn screening program. The test was added to the program six days before he was born. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Children’s Hospital Eastern Ontario *MANDATORY CREDIT*
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal.Loblaw Companies Ltd. is expanding the launch of its mobile health and wellness app, a digital tool the company says will provide free access to health-care resources and support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Loblaw expands launch of PC Health app, offering access to nurses, dietitians

The app comes amid an expansion of digital health technologies

A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal.Loblaw Companies Ltd. is expanding the launch of its mobile health and wellness app, a digital tool the company says will provide free access to health-care resources and support. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The White Drug Store.

Cheers to the next 100 years!

The more things change, the more they stay the same for Rimbey’s original pharmacy

  • Nov 23, 2020
The White Drug Store.
Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

Superstar self-quarantining at home, experiencing mild symptoms

Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid skates during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday December 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Feeling powerless:’ Two family doctors explain why they’re leaving Alberta

Alberta College of Family Physicians said it’s hearing doctors are weighing their options

Dr. Amy Tan, who is leaving Alberta and taking a new job in Victoria, B.C., in November, poses for a photo in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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2 Telus Health medical service providers pay ransom after 60K client files accessed

Test results, consultation reports and prescription information was recovered after a ransom was paid

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In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A new Canadian survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since learning about the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. A new Canadian survey finds that young people have been vaping less frequently since learning about the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Nam Y. Huh
Convenience and peace of mind: testing comes to Rimbey!

Convenience and peace of mind: testing comes to Rimbey!

Rimbey Value Drug Mart now offers COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic patients

  • Aug 24, 2020
Convenience and peace of mind: testing comes to Rimbey!

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

Can Flushing the Toilet Spread the Virus?

  • Jul 6, 2020

How Apples Work for Your Waist

How Apples Work for Your Waist

  • Jun 29, 2020
Demystifying medicine: how pharmacists keep you safe + healthy

Demystifying medicine: how pharmacists keep you safe + healthy

From prescription refills to minor ailment treatments, working behind the scenes for better health

  • Jun 8, 2020
Demystifying medicine: how pharmacists keep you safe + healthy

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

Who’s Fighting the Obesity and Diabetes Pandemics?

  • Apr 27, 2020