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Patricia Lambie

Festive Strategies

Celebrating with family is top of mind as we approach the end of this year and the start of a new year. It is a stress-filled time in any year, but with added concerns due to the pandemic, more advanced preparations might be in order.   Discussions about getting together within your immediate family can

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Aditi Patel

Hypertension

Blood brings nutrition and air to all the cells in our bodies. No wonder it is the most important measure of our health. Going to your doctor always starts with a blood pressure check. Other measures include what is carried with your blood. Nutrients, sugar, oxygen, repair, and germ-fighting cells – imagine how much you

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Sutinder Sandhar

Time Change

November 7, 2021 marks the end of daylight savings. Most of the country will be moving their time back by one hour. Getting an extra hour of sleep is a definite bonus, but is it?   Setting back the clock in fall provides extra morning daylight, but shortens our evening light. In winter, this means

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Joseph Dirk

Safe Halloween Treating

Social distancing and masks may change the Halloween experience, but treats still play the main stage. Start your plans for a fun and safe Halloween by taking quiet time to discuss your child’s allergy and what to expect, before they see those tempting treats.  Use a “careful, not fearful” approach several days before, just as

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Sandeep Sodhi

Naloxone Kits

Do you know someone who might overdose on an opioid? Perhaps a family member who takes medication for pain? The opioid crisis is not about addictions, criminals, or people who lack morals. Did you know that 94% of opioid deaths due to overdose are accidental?    The opioid crisis is fastest growing in our young

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Janet Rastin

Heartburn

After a meal, have you experienced discomfort higher than your stomach? Perhaps burning, uncomfortable fullness, even some acid coming up – almost to the point of retching? Do you sometimes eat and have trouble or even pain when swallowing? Do small amounts of food make you feel “topped up” and uncomfortable?  If these symptoms are

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Kevin Melnyk

Arthritis

Does it hurt to move? Most of us have experienced joint pain. Joint pain can be short-term due to injury, or chronic due to arthritis.  Causes may be different, but treatment is often similar with the common goal of reducing pain and inflammation to allow joint function.  Common causes of acute joint pain are due

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Angela Zaharia

Getting Ahead of the Flu

Even if you are healthy, never get sick, or recover easily from illness, getting a flu shot can prevent the flu from harming the vulnerable people in our lives. It’s a win-win to protect yourself and those around you from contracting the flu or reduce the severity of its effects.   Flu season starts in

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Chris Johnson

Lice Facts

Anyone can get head lice. The head louse cannot fly or hop, but can move really fast. Getting lice doesn’t mean you are not clean. The most common way to get lice is by head-to-head contact which is why children are most likely to get head lice. Lice can’t jump to another head,  but they

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Darren Erbach back pain

Get Back to Fitness

Keeping your move on, even as it gets colder outside, is a worthwhile investment. To maintain good health we have to keep those wheels turning.   Did you know that regular physical activity will reduce stress, and give you more energy? You already know it can prevent many chronic diseases, but did you know it

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