Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on June 15 and 16, 2024 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in The Tonic Magazine. This week we’ll discuss the medication and health tips for Summer vacation travel with clinical pharmacist Andy Donald, technology for smarter hospitals with health entrepreneurs Blair Laufman and Mary-Agnes Wilson, compensating nurse practitioners in new roles in Alberta with medical health entrepreneur Thomas Jankowski and the importance of the health of pollinators with beekeeper and entrepreneur Angela Ysseldyk

We specifically discuss:

Medication and Health Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

  • Managing medication safely
  • Medication patches
  • Allergy medication for travel
  • Dehydration
  • Signs of dehydration
  • Muscle cramps
  • …drinking water can dehydrate you
  • Electrolytes
  • Sunscreens


Technology for Smarter Hospitals

  • Fusion pumps administering IV drugs
  • The difference between the smart pumps and other pumps
  • Nursing efficiencies
  • Oversites and learning curves
  • Other smart technology


Compensating Nurse Practitioners in New Roles

  • What is a nurse practitioner?
  •  A pilot project in Alberta
  • Nurse practitioner run clinics
  • Potential problems with the pilot project
  • Compensation


Pollinator Health

  • June is pollinator month
  • What do pollinators do?
  • Decline in pollinator populations
  • Health benefits of honey
  • Unpasteurized honey
  • Propolis
  • Royal Jelly
  • Bee pollen
  • How can we support beekeepers and bee populations?
  • Bee friendly plants


To learn more about show sponsor, Pharma-Z powered by the Greenshield go here

To learn more about Andy Donald go here

To learn more about Blair Laufman go here

To learn more about Mary-Agnes Wilson go here

To learn more about Thomas Jankowski go here

To learn more about Angela Ysseldyk go here