Dr. Pawa will be presenting at Pharmacy U Vancouver on November 4, 2023.
Get ready to embark on a journey that will reshape the way you perceive and address iron deficiency anemia! Join us in an upcoming enlightening talk that promises to unveil the latest and most intriguing developments in this crucial field.
Iron deficiency anemia has long held its position as one of the most prevalent and challenging conditions, affecting millions worldwide. But what if you knew that the landscape of managing this condition is undergoing a transformation? The traditional approaches, while effective, are making way for cutting-edge strategies that promise quicker, more precise, and more patient-friendly outcomes.
This presentation will be your gateway to staying at the forefront of advancements in iron deficiency anemia management. We’re here to bridge the gap between conventional wisdom and the revolutionary strides that science and medicine have taken. Get ready to explore:
🔬Next-Generation Diagnostics: Move beyond routine tests and dive into the realm of advanced diagnostic tools that are redefining how we identify and classify iron deficiency anemia. Discover the power of precision diagnostics that aid in personalized interventions.
💡Tailored Treatment Protocols: No two patients are alike, and neither should their treatment be. Learn how breakthroughs in research are leading to tailored treatment approaches that consider a patient’s unique profile, ensuring quicker recoveries and improved quality of life. We will use real case studies.
💊Beyond Oral Supplementation: Oral iron has been a cornerstone of treatment, but we’re here to reveal the transformative potential of intravenous iron therapy. Uncover the advantages, protocols, and scenarios where IV iron is making waves and transforming patient experiences.
🌱Emerging Nutritional Insights: While iron-rich foods are the foundation, new discoveries in the world of nutrition are reshaping dietary strategies for better iron absorption. Explore the synergy between key nutrients that enhance iron utilization.
🌐Global Impact: Iron deficiency anemia knows no boundaries, affecting individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Gain insights into global initiatives that are striving to eradicate this condition through education, public health interventions, and fortified food programs.
✨Future Horizons: Peek into the horizon of what lies ahead. From potential gene therapies to innovations in understanding iron metabolism, this session will spark your curiosity about the untapped potential that lies in the future of iron deficiency anemia management.
Prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and equipped with knowledge that is both transformative and actionable. This talk is more than just a presentation; it’s a platform to foster collaboration, share experiences, and elevate your expertise in a realm where science meets compassion.
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the world of iron deficiency anemia management, this talk promises to offer a fresh perspective and rejuvenate your approach to patient care. It’s a call to all pharmacists to be a part of the movement that’s shaping the future of healthcare.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of an exclusive discussion that promises to be enlightening, dynamic, and thought-provoking. Mark your calendars, invite your colleagues, and prepare to be a catalyst for change in the realm of iron deficiency anemia.
As your prescribing and treatment horizons expand, your expertise is needed, your presence is valued, and your impact will be immeasurable.
See you at the forefront of innovation!
Dr. Pawa will be presenting at Pharmacy U Vancouver on November 4, 2023.
Dr. Bal Pawa MD is an integrative physician, co-founder of Westcoast Women’s clinic, author of The Mind-Body Cure, and a TedX speaker.
The Key Role of Trustworthy Babysitters in Balancing Work and Family Life
Are you a busy parent in constant pursuit of the elusive work-life balance? We know firsthand how overwhelming and challenging it can be to juggle professional commitments while still having quality time with your children.
That’s why we’re here to discuss an essential ingredient that unlocks the secret to harmony: trustworthy babysitters.
What Characteristics Parents Should Look for When Choosing a Babysitter?
Parents should look for a few key characteristics when choosing a babysitter. A good babysitter should be patient, responsible, and reliable. They should also be comfortable with children and have prior experience caring for them.
Besides, the babysitter must be able to communicate effectively and follow directions well. The babysitter should be someone the parents can trust to care for their children in their absence.
Strategies for Parents to Establish Reasonable Anticipations
As a parent, finding babysitters you can trust to care for your children is vital. However, it is also important to establish reasonable expectations for your babysitters.
Some tips for establishing reasonable expectations for babysitters include:
- Set clear expectations: Sit down with your babysitter to discuss bedtime routines, dietary preferences, and any necessary medications.
- Allow flexibility: While clarity is vital, also provide room for your babysitter to use their judgment and feel comfortable in their role.
- Trust their expertise: Once expectations are set, trust your babysitter’s judgment as a professional caregiver to avoid undermining their authority and creating discomfort in their role.
Determining a Fair Payment Plan
Determine your babysitting budget, factoring in your income and family size, while researching local rates. Account for the babysitter’s experience and qualifications, giving preference to those recommended by trusted sources.
Engage in open negotiations with your chosen babysitter. This aims to find a mutually agreeable arrangement that accommodates both your budget and their needs.
Tips on Finding Trustworthy and Compassionate Caregivers
When seeking a caregiver for your child, to ensure you find the right fit:
- Seek recommendations from trusted sources such as friends, family, and neighbours who may have suggestions for caregivers in your area.
- Conduct online research to review feedback and check references to gauge candidates’ qualifications and experience.
- Request references and contact details from the caregivers’ previous employers or families they have worked with.
- Trust your instincts and ensure you feel at ease with the caregiver, ensuring they are someone you can entrust with your child’s well-being.
Being able to trust your babysitter means you can have peace of mind knowing your child is safe and cared for.
Spending some time researching online reviews or asking friends and family for recommendations will help you find the perfect fit so you can feel more at ease while juggling work commitments in today’s hectic world.
Facility-wide COVID-19 outbreak at Bethammi Nursing Home
THUNDER BAY — St. Joseph’s Care Group and the Thunder Bay District Health Unit have declared a facility-wide COVID-19 outbreak at Bethammi Nursing Home, part of the St. Joseph’s Heritage complex on Carrie Street near Red River Road.
The respiratory outbreak at the 112-bed facility was declared effective Sept. 15 but only announced publicly on Monday.
No details were provided with regard to the number of people affected to date.
Restrictions are now in place for admissions, transfers, discharges, social activities and visitation until further notice.
Alberta COVID hospitalizations up 73% since July: health minister
Three weeks after the start of the school year, Alberta’s health minister provided an update on the spread of airborne viruses in the province.
Adriana LaGrange also said more information about flu and next-generation COVID-19 vaccines will soon be released.
“Now that we will be spending more time indoors, we need to make doubly sure we are following proper hygiene protocols like handwashing and staying home when sick,” LaGrange said. “It also means respecting those who choose to wear a mask.”
Global News previously reported that influenza vaccines will be available on Oct. 16 with the new Moderna vaccine formulated to target the XBB.1.5 variant likely to be available at around the same time. On Sept. 12, Health Canada approved the use of the Moderna vaccine.
“More information on immunizations against respiratory viruses including influenza and COVID-19 will be available shortly,” the health minister said.
LaGrange said there have been 28 cases of influenza and five lab-confirmed cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) since Aug. 28.
“This is consistent activity for this time of the year,” the health minister said in a statement.
The end of August or the beginning of September has typically marked the beginning of flu season for provincial health authorities.
LaGrange also provided an update on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in the province.
From Aug. 28 to Sept. 8, there were a total 92 new hospitalizations and three ICU admissions, bringing the total to 417 in hospital and seven in ICU, a 73 per cent increase of COVID hospitalizations from the last reported info.
On July 24 – the last update to the province’s COVID data dashboard – there were only 242 in hospital.
“Sadly, five Albertans died during that period due to COVID-19,” LaGrange said.
LaGrange said the reporting dashboard is being refreshed to include RSV, influenza and COVID-19 data, work that was originally expected to be completed on Aug. 30. The latest data on the province’s influenza statistics dashboard is dated July 22.
“This work is currently underway and will be available in the coming weeks,” LaGrange said.
She said data for the dates between July 24 and Aug. 27 will be available when the new dashboard goes online.
Amid more hospitals continent-wide reinstating masking requirements in the face of increased hospitalizations, the health minister made no mention of any such moves for Alberta hospitals. Acute care COVID-19 outbreaks in Alberta jumped from Sept. 5 to 12, with 146 per cent more healthcare workers and 55 per cent more patients testing positive for COVID.
LaGrange stressed the “collective responsibility” to prevent the spread of airborne viruses like COVID and influenza.
“As a mother and grandmother, I understand the anxiety that comes with sending your children back to school. I want to reassure you that Alberta’s government has the health and well-being of all young Albertans top of mind,” the health minister said.
–with files from Meghan Cobb, Global News
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