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Daryl Kress

Stay Fit at Home

Staying active in winter can be difficult. Cold, slippery conditions limit what we can do, and having an indoor “go to” can keep you happy and healthy.   Transitioning from warm weather to cold can be a shock. Does inclement weather turn you away from staying active? Do you feel more tired, irritable, or sad

Jean Brisson

Dry Skin

Why treat dry skin? Healthy, hydrated skin will prevent skin damage and infections. Cuts and scratches heal faster, with fewer blemishes, and even a reduction in severity or flare-ups of other skin conditions like acne and eczema are benefits of strong and supple skin.   Dry skin does worsen with time. Starting off with periodic

Leslie Palmer

Smoking Cessation

Thinking about kicking the habit? Take it to the next level, and start talking about it. Tell everyone what you hope to do, get used to the idea, and plan a quit date. Use the people around you to motivate and keep you on track.   Start removing temptation, purchase your smokes in small quantities

David Bodunde

Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season means you relax and socialize with those important to you. The theme for holidays and celebrations just naturally pairs with food and drinks we normally don’t have time to prepare or enjoy.   No wonder we let self-control take a back seat for those special days.   Choosing healthy eating does not

Roses Stewart

Antibiotic Awareness

Let’s keep our medicines working. Did you know that not finishing your antibiotic or taking it incorrectly risks us losing its effectiveness in the future?   When disease caused by infections no longer responds to medicines that used to work, we call it antimicrobial resistance. To treat what was once a treatable infection may then

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 be

Aditi Patel


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

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 that

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

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 populations