Shoppers Drug Mart Health Watch Brochure

Posted on: Mon, 03/18/2002 - 2:48pm
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I found a brochure to-day in Shoppers Drug Mart, part of their Health Watch program. It's entitled Food Allergies and Intolerance.
It is an excellent pamphlet.

I'm sure that if you don't have a Shoppers close to you, as I didn't for four years, you could phone one and have one sent to you. I'm trying to remember if their website is Canadian only so I'll post two links and perhaps you can even e-mail them to get a copy of the brochure.

[url="http://www.shoppersdrugmart.com"]www.shoppersdrugmart.com[/url]
[url="http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca"]www.shoppersdrugmart.ca[/url]

What I especially liked was that they did provide Allergy Resources at the back. They are, as follows:-

Anaphylaxis Canada
[url="http://www.anaphylaxis.org"]www.anaphylaxis.org[/url]
Phone: 1-866-262-7495
E-Mail: [email]network@anaphylaxis.org[/email]
To receive alert notifications about food and drug recalls, join the Canadian Anaphylaxis Registry (Note: There is no charge for this service).

Allergy Asthma Information Association
[url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy/aaia"]www.cadvision.com/allergy/aaia[/url]
Phone: 1-800-611-7011
E-Mail: [email]aaia.national@sympatico.ca[/email]

Association quebecoise des allergies alimentaires (my apologies for not knowing how to do the accents)
[url="http://www.aqaa.qc.ca"]www.aqaa.qc.ca[/url]
Phone: 514-990-2575
E-Mail: [email]info@aqaa.qc.ca[/email]

Other Websites:-

Canadian Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
[url="http://www.csaci.medical.org"]www.csaci.medical.org[/url]

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
[url="http://www.foodallergy.com"]www.foodallergy.com[/url]

Canadian Paediatric Society
[url="http://www.cps.ca"]www.cps.ca[/url]

The information in this great brochure was developed in collaboration with Canadian Paediatric Society and The Hospital for Sick Children.

I see that it was printed in 1999, so perhaps many people are already aware of it, but I thought it was an excellent source of information, pamphlet size, and readily available. I was really pleased to find it to-day.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Tue, 03/19/2002 - 1:55pm
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This one obviously didn't need re-raising, but I wanted to add something to it. I've been speaking with another PA parent re a school situation and she has to meet with the Parent Council tomorrow night. It dawned on me that this brochure would be the PERFECT thing for her to hand out.
The information in it is excellent, extremely parent friendly, even if you don't have a PA child and it's in a pamphlet form so it's not overwhelming.
Again, I highly recommend it. She's hoping to be able to pick up enough copies to take to her meeting tomorrow night.
If anyone is interested in getting a copy and you don't live near a Shoppers Drug Mart, please let me know either in this thread or off-the-board. I'd be pleased to get some.
Also, I want to contact Shoppers and tell them how great this is. I'm now thinking that it would be good educational material for Jesse's school as well.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 04/26/2002 - 4:41am
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Simply re-raising as I continue to recommend this to other PA parents and also in the hopes that shirriff may see it. I just sent a package of them into Jesse's teacher this week to hand out with her next class newsletter. They are excellent.
If anyone in the U.S. (or other countries other than Canada, or even if Canada if you don't live near a Shopper's) would like to get a copy, please please feel free to contact me and have me send you one. I scooped all of them except one from my Shopper's and just hope that they'll re-stock (actually, they had another stack behind with the pharmacist so I'm not that bad [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] ).
Again, it is an excellent pamphlet, extremely parent friendly, informational, etc.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/17/2002 - 1:49pm
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Simply re-raising in the hopes that Connielynn may see this.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 01/08/2004 - 7:13am
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Simply re-raising to go with a thread under Main Discussion. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I just picked up an up-dated version of this Health Brochure, again, small, really quite great. I have to read it through and then I was going to re-raise this thread.
But it is simply a brochure that covered a heckuva lot of information. I remember sending it home with Jesse's classmates I think in Grade 1.
I'm planning to take a bunch to the Parent Council meeting I have to attend on January 19th. I thought they were excellent, purse size, and just really comprehensive. In checking other drug stores in my town (Pharmaplus, etc.) I have yet to find anyone who has done such a *good* job. However, I believe Shoppers' Drug Mart also works well with Anaphylaxis Canada and this may be why their information is *good*.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 3:36pm
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I just mentioned this tonight in two different threads and suggested that people visit the Shoppers Drug Mart website to see if they can order the pamphlet on-line. At any rate, I actually found ALL of the information contained in the pamphlet on-line at [url="http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca"]www.shoppersdrugmart.ca[/url]
Please bear with me and I will copy and paste it into this thread.
In the mean-time, all of the information that I am going to copy, it is available in pamphlet/brochure form, a really handy size, fits in an envelope no problem, at your local Shoppers Drug Mart.
I do know that one person contacted me while I was off-line asking me to send them one.
If anyone would like the pamphlet size of what you see below and don't have a Shoppers near you, please let me know.
Okay, we'll give this a whirl. It will be another post though. I think I'll do it in Word first.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 3:55pm
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Sorry, computer went wonky, as it's apt to do several times a day now and I have to get to bed, so I'll transcribe over the week-end.
My daughter has a play-date tomorrow and I want to be fresh, not that I need to be fresh but I need to be fresh so I can get the house in order for her guest (and hopefully that child's brother who gets along with Jesse).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 03/15/2005 - 2:11pm
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In answering an e-mail tonight from someone who had wanted a copy of this brochure, I thought I would check on-line and see if it was available there.
Now, the brochure itself presents beautifully if you can get your hands on a bunch of them for say Parent Council meetings, your child's classmates, etc. I am not clear if you contact Shoppers Drug Mart if they would send you out a batch or not. They do look really good though. And they might look better than what you're able to print off after you copy and paste this, but I thought, at least if I get the information here, it may tide some people over, help some people, etc. until I can find a Shopper's with the brochures (there is a Shopper's fairly close to me but I haven't looked for the brochures).
Again, they present really well to classrooms and Parent Council because they do look good, and not overwhelming.
To contact Shopper's, you can visit their website at [url="http://www.shoppersdrugmart.ca"]www.shoppersdrugmart.ca[/url]
And the brochure:-
Introduction
Some children have problems with certain foods. This may mean your child is intolerant or allergic to the food. These two conditions are not the same. A food allergy is caused by an immune reaction. A food intolerance is different and in many cases the reason is unknown. Anyone with an unusual reaction to food should be referred to a qualified allergist/immunologist. They will investigate and/or confirm the food allergy, suggest ways to modify risk factors, and will develop a management plan. Any child who has lost weight or has bloody or mucousy stools should also be investigated by their physician.
Introduction
How do you know if a child is food intolerant?
What is a food allergy?
What foods trigger allergic reactions?
How do you know if a child is having an allergic reaction?
What medications are used to treat potentially life-threatening food allergies?
Do children outgrow food allergies?
What can be done for life-threatening allergies?
Emergency management for life-threatening reactions
Need more information?
Allergy Information Form
Allergy Resources
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How do you know if a child is food intolerant?
The child may have bloating, loose stools, gas or other symptoms after eating a certain food. In some cases, the child may lack an enzyme such as lactase. This type of food intolerance often occurs temporarily after a bout of diarrhea.
A child with lactase deficiency may develop symptoms after eating a food that has lactose in it, such as milk. If your child is an infant, feeding a milk-free substitute such as soy formula for a short time may help. In an older child, you can decrease the amount of milk you give the child. Some children may have special lactose-free milks or lactase tablets recommended by his or her doctor.
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What is a food allergy?
A food allergy is an immune system reaction to a certain food or food additive. Eating only a small amount of food may trigger the reaction. It may happen very suddenly after eating the food and can be very serious, even life-threatening. This severe reaction is called anaphylactic shock or anaphylaxis. Food allergy can range from very mild to very severe (anaphylaxis) or anything in between. While most food allergies are mild, certain foods are more commonly associated with severe reactions. These foods include peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and, in some cases, milk and egg.
Often a child needs to eat a food more than once before the allergy appears. For example, there might be no reaction the first time a child eats nuts. But if an allergy develops, eating nuts in the future may bring on a strong reaction. A child may also react on their first known exposure.
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What foods trigger allergic reactions?
Any food can trigger an allergic reaction. Common foods that can cause allergies are cow

Posted on: Tue, 03/15/2005 - 2:15pm
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Well, I see it was my intention to copy and paste the information from the website almost a year ago - around the same date as the e-mail I just answered. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
The "to do" list *can* get overwhelming if one let's it.
I will post when I get my hands on some of the brochures because I won't just get one, I'll get quite a few and will be able to mail them out. But I won't post until I actually do get them (another thing on the "to do" list now - watch me post that I got the things a year from now, now [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] )
Can I say my heart is in the right place at least? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/16/2005 - 4:02am
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Quote:Originally posted by Cindy Spowart Cook:
Can I say my heart is in the right place at least? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/B]
1) Absolutely.
2) I think it's funny that this thread has only 2 (now 3) poster's names (kwim?) I had to add mine here, just so the PP's don't feel 'alone'
I'm here [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
On the subject of helping others... I posted somewhere else about something, and added my sig line (with kids allergies), and someone emailed me about their child who MIGHT have PA (age 2 1/2, hived up on touch to 1st PB).
I must have wrote her a novel. I prefaced with 'get a big drink of coffee or wine' and ended with 'We are here to help ' etc...
I hope I got thru to her. She sounded nice, and uninformed on PA (you uninformed until you're IN the boat..)
I tried not to scare her. I told her that was NOT the intention. No epis yet, etc.. I said:
1) Get Epi
2) Get allergist appt (end of mth)
3) Ask Q's, get answers
4) Get a good allergist
etc...
I also posted this and others websites (you know the ones) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] --
Welcome Kristen, if you ever see this!!
Jason
Jason
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[b]* ENRICHED * [/b]

Posted on: Wed, 03/16/2005 - 10:53am
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Jason, you're cute, thank-you for the addition to the thread - especially since the two people posting in the thread up 'til you are the same person! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Although I have been told that my ATM UserName has been blipped out - I think to discourage multiple UserNames on the board once I informed Chris that I was using the old CSC UserName again to keep track of swearing (seriously [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] )
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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