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Cheetham's Pharmacy you Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy shares their tip on cold sores

Since 1994, Cheetham's Pharmacy has served their customers in Saskatoon and area, offering professionaladvice and exceptional service. Theyhave the education, knowledge, experience and skills to offer a wide variety ofhealth care services with a focus on offering exceptional service that goes above and beyond when it comes to their customer’s health and needs.

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Trusted Saskatoon Pharmacy share a tip on Cold Sores from their Saskatoon Pharmacy Blog 

 

Cold Sores

It happens all too often for many of us, we go to bed and wake up the next morning with a cold sore. Cold sores are also known as “fever blisters” which often appear on or around the lips, chin or cheek. The herpes simplex virus is responsible for the formation of these fluid filled blisters which may cause pain, redness and swelling around the affected area.

The herpes simplex virus is easily transmitted from one person to the next by touching a cold sore or the fluid inside one, sharing utensils, kissing an infected person or through saliva. There must be a break in the skin in order for the virus to enter the body. Once a person becomes infected with the virus, it will remain dormant for the rest of one’s lifetime. When the virus is active it travels down the nerve cells to the skin often causing a painful, fluid filled blister to appear. Although there is no cure for cold sores there are treatments that are readily available to reduce the severity of symptoms and decrease healing time.

 

 

The first time a cold sore appears is known as the “primary” episode. This infection tends to be more painful and longer lasting than subsequent infections. Symptoms may include pain, itching or tingling around the mouth, fever, sore throat or swollen glands. The duration of this primary infection may range from two to six weeks. Some people may never have another episode while others may experience several throughout the year. It is important to remember that subsequent infections tend to be shorter in duration and symptom severity often decreases as well.

For some patients, cold sores may cause pain or embarrassment even though they tend to resolve on their own. Your pharmacist can suggest or even prescribe medications such as Valtrex or Zovirax that may decrease the duration of a cold sore. Over the counter medications (where no prescription is required) often contain an ingredient such as benzocaine to decrease the pain or itching associated with cold sores. Abreva, is another over the counter product which if applied in a timely manner (right when the tingling or burning sensation begins) may also decrease healing time.

 

Triggers often vary from person to person but may include stress, a weakened immune system, intense sunlight or injury to the affected area. Remember, there is no need to cringe next time you feel that burning or tingling sensation, your pharmacist is here to help you!

Tammy Callaghan Pharmacist, BSP

Cheetham’s Pharmacy

 

 

 

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Trusted Saskatoon Tutors and Educators share a tip on Learning Language

Months before their first words, babies’ brains rehearse speech mechanics

While most young children don’t begin to form words until after their first birthday, a new study suggests that even before babies begin trying to communicate out loud, they are already processing and practicing language in their brains.

As reported by Science Alert, researchers at the University of Washington studied 7- and 11-month-old babies, and discovered that areas of their brains were activated when they were exposed to speech in both their native and a foreign language, including areas that are responsible for the motor movements required for producing speech.

“Finding activation in motor areas of the brain when infants are simply listening is significant, because it means the baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start and suggests that seven-month-olds’ brains are already trying to figure out how to make the right movements that will produce words,” says lead author Patricia Kuhl.

The researchers suggest their findings indicate that babies practice all the mouth and tongue movements necessary for speech long before they actually begin to speak.

A year-old baby sits in a brain scanner, called magnetoencephalography — a noninvasive approach to measuring brain activity. The baby listens to speech sounds like “da” and “ta” played over headphones while researchers record her brain responses.Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, UW

 

Infants can tell the difference between sounds of all languages until about 8 months of age when their brains start to focus only on the sounds they hear around them. It’s been unclear how this transition occurs, but social interactions and caregivers’ use of exaggerated “parentese” style of speech seem to help.

University of Washington research in 7- and 11-month-old infants shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of the brain that coordinate and plan motor movements for speech.

The study, published July 14 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that baby brains start laying down the groundwork of how to form words long before they actually begin to speak, and this may affect the developmental transition.

“Most babies babble by 7 months, but don’t utter their first words until after their first birthdays,” said lead author Patricia Kuhl, who is the co-director of the UW’s Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. “Finding activation in motor areas of the brain when infants are simply listening is significant, because it means the baby brain is engaged in trying to talk back right from the start and suggests that 7-month-olds’ brains are already trying to figure out how to make the right movements that will produce words.”

Kuhl and her research team believe this practice at motor planning contributes to the transition when infants become more sensitive to their native language.

The results emphasize the importance of talking to kids during social interactions even if they aren’t talking back yet.

��Hearing us talk exercises the action areas of infants’ brains, going beyond what we thought happens when we talk to them,” Kuhl said. “Infants’ brains are preparing them to act on the world by practicing how to speak before they actually say a word.”

In the experiment, infants sat in a brain scanner that measures brain activation through a noninvasive technique called magnetoencephalography. Nicknamed MEG, the brain scanner resembles an egg-shaped vintage hair dryer and is completely safe for infants. The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences was the first in the world to use such a tool to study babies while they engaged in a task.

Here’s a video of one the babies in the experiment:

 

 

The babies, 57 7- and 11- or 12-month-olds, each listened to a series of native and foreign language syllables such as “da” and “ta” as researchers recorded brain responses. Listen to what they heard in English:

and in Spanish:

The researchers observed brain activity in an auditory area of the brain called the superior temporal gyrus, as well as in Broca’s area and the cerebellum, cortical regions responsible for planning the motor movements required for producing speech.

This pattern of brain activation occurred for sounds in the 7-month-olds’ native language (English) as well as in a non-native language (Spanish), showing that at this early age infants are responding to all speech sounds, whether or not they have heard the sounds before.

In the older infants, brain activation was different. By 11-12 months, infants’ brains increase motor activation to the non-native speech sounds relative to native speech, which the researchers interpret as showing that it takes more effort for the baby brain to predict which movements create non-native speech. This reflects an effect of experience between 7 and 11 months, and suggests that activation in motor brain areas is contributing to the transition in early speech perception.

The study has social implications, suggesting that the slow and exaggerated parentese speech – “Hiiiii! How are youuuuu?” – may actually prompt infants to try to synthesize utterances themselves and imitate what they heard, uttering something like “Ahhh bah bah baaah.”

“Parentese is very exaggerated, and when infants hear it, their brains may find it easier to model the motor movements necessary to speak,” Kuhl said.

Co-authors Rey Ramirez, Alexis Bosseler, Jo-Fu Lotus Lin and Toshiaki Imada are all with UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.

The National Science Foundation Science of Learning Program grant to the UW’s LIFE Center funded the study.

 

Your Mortgage Now Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Brokers share more happy clients testimonials

Buying a home is one of the most important and exciting steps in your life.... now that pesky financing! Deal with people who can offer you and your family the best options for you with Your Mortgage Now! Devin Cristo and Wes Will are your Saskatoon Mortgage Experts and they have years of experience helping individuals and families finance their dreams by offering mortgages from a variety of lenders for people from all walks of life.

They are your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Experts!

Here they share testimonials from very happy Clients:

 

Devin and Wes are two of the best guys to deal with. Knowledgeable and attentive. I don't hesitate to refer anyone to them as I know they'll get top notch service. Anyone can get a good rate, but it's their service that makes the difference. Great job guys! 

Evan Seabrook 

These guys are amazing at what they do. Before during and after the process they are continually helping me out. Great job guys. Keep doing the amazing job you guys do!

Matt Poppel

 

After having an unpleasant experience with a large bank, our realtor recommended Wes. Wes took the time to explain every step of the mortgage process and why each step was being completed. He ensured that all of our questions were answered and made a stressful process easy. Best of all he got us a better rate then we were quoted through the bank and all with a quick turn around time. Highly recommended!!

Nena Fyke 

 
Working with Devin and Wes was a great experience. They are both genuinely nice people, but at the same time are very professional in their work. They were able to arrange an exceptional mortgage rate for us with a major bank, which was important to us. All of the little details were handled, and the whole process was worry-free.
 
Rick Gelsinger
 
We have dealt with various mortgage lenders over the years, but Devin has been exceptional! He carefully listened to our needs and worked with us to find products that would help us to reach our goals as small business owners. We highly recommend Devin at YourMortgageNow if you are looking to buy any real estate in the future!
 
Shane Simpson 

 

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Hairstyle Inn a Trusted Saskatoon Salon passes a mystery shop

Being a Trusted Business on the Saskatoon directory comes with alot of responsibility, no other directory, advertising medium or ' watchdog organization' puts businesses through the process we do before we promote and endorse them. Most other organizations offer is checking that the business has a valid business license, and maybe that they have insurance and don't have a bad rating, 99% don't even bother with that and those that do rely on the consumers to provide ratings, mostly unverified and un-qualified.

 

The Trusted Saskatoon businesses become Partners with a contract, and they become part of a community. In a community we all have our parts to play to ensure the directory maintains the standards and high level of integrity that it does. To ensure that our partners are upholding these guarantees on a daily basis we have a MYSTERY SHOPPER PROGRAM, where normal everyday people mystery shop our Trusted Partners, we then get our mystery shoppers to fill out a report to tell us about the experience!

Our latest business to be mystery shopped is Trusted Saskatoon Salon HairStyle Inn, lets tell you how they did!

 

 

TRUSTED COMPANY: Hairstyle Inn

 

Name of Shopper: Shelby

 

MYSTERY SHOP CHECKLIST

1. How was the greeting/ welcome/ call answered?: The receptionist was very friendly.

2. If retail: Appearance of the store / staff and showroom?: The store was very neat and organized. 

3. Product/industry knowledge of staff?: The knowledge that Laddy has is amazing.  He asked me a lot of questions in regards to my at home hair routine and gave me a lot of great suggestions.

4. If a quote is required is the quote well laid out/ clear?: No quote was given.

5. Did they ask where you found them?: No but Laddy knew it was from Trusted Saskatoon :)

6. Overall experience 1-10.: 10 +++++ 

7. Would you return as a customer/ recommend them to close friends?: Yes and already have!!!

8. Did anyone stand out as exceptional? If so who? Why?: Laddy was wonderful!!  He was very personable and helped me feel at ease with all my crazy hair issues :)

9. If you made a purchase/booked a job how was the process? It was perfect.

 

If so refer to the Trusted Guarantees and give an overall mark on each if applicable.

 

TRUSTED GUARANTEES

1. Provide the service and quality promised. 10

2. Complete the job on time. 10

3. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. 10

4. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. 10

5. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. 10

 

Please share any other comments relating to your experience with the company.

I have gone through a fair bit of stress in the last 2 years with some health issues and loss of a dear friend and my mom, with that my hair has taken a beating.  Its super dry and falling out like crazy.  I went to see Laddy for help.  He told me to go to the doctor and which test results to request.  Laddy explained to me how stress effects the hair and recommended some supplements to take specifically for the hair.  He gave me a great cut and I felt like a new person when I left!!  He also recommended which hair products I should be using and how much etc.  It was a GREAT experience!

 

GREAT Job Hairstyle Inn team!! Proving yet again that you deserve the Thumbs up from www.trustedsaskatoon.com !

If you want to experience the Best Saskatoon salon experience and Trusted customer service difference call Hairstyle Inn Salons  today- Check out their listing here

 

 

 

Tammy Wandzura a Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage Broker expert shares a great promotion

Purchasing your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions that you can make. Tammy Wandzura your Trusted Saskatoon Mortgage broker and the team at Elite Mortgage Choice believe that buying a home should also be an exciting experience with little to NO stress. By trusting your Mortgage Broker, you are ensuring that any stress you may have had in previous encounters can be eliminated!

Tammy truly believes that all you should have to worry about is opening the door to your new home for the very first time.

Here Tammy shares a great promotion:

Spread the word and earn!!!

 

 

 

Call Tammy Wandzura today at 933.3386 for all of your Saskatoon mortgage needs OR visit www.elitemortgagechoice.com

Make an appointment with Tammy Wandzura at TMG, #1-511 1st Ave N or check out her listing on the SASKATOON DIRECTORY in the SASKATOON MORTGAGES Category..she is a Trusted SASKATOON MORTGAGE BROKER Expert!

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