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Leslie Palmer

First Aid Kit – Be Prepared

A standard first aid kit is a great thing to have but may not suit all of your needs. Certainly, a general first aid kit is good for minor cuts and superficial wounds. Bandages, gauze, dressings, and tape are great to have handy to patch those nicks and scratches. Dressings do keep away dirt and

Janet Rastin


Do you only drink water when you feel thirsty? That may not be enough. Dehydration may or may not show symptoms, especially if we are an older adult. Often once we feel thirsty we are already in a dehydrated state. Symptoms of dehydration can differ by age but commonly include thirst, less frequent and darker

Deborah Ellis

Osteoporosis & Sunshine Myths

Sunshine provides essential benefits to our health. The warmth and brightness of sunlight certainly provide an overall feeling of wellness. What can be more wondrous than sunbathing to make all the vitamin D we need, and take advantage of summer to store up? You may also be aware that Vitamin D is often referred to

Jean Brisson

Eye Care in Summer

Our eyes are generally pretty good at taking care of themselves. However, eye care should be part of your regular routine. Vision will decline with age, but we can prevent damage and slow the decline. Take time to perform daily care for your eyes, and continue to take in the wonders that sight can bring.

Karim Atta

Skin Care

We often think of cleaning for proper skin care. It’s better to think of skin protection.   Skin protection goals are to maintain healthy skin and protect it from harmful elements. Your skin does try to protect itself. Skin secretions include sweat and sebum, which are vital for proper skin maintenance. Sebum provides a layer

Toyin Banjoko

Let’s Talk About Asthma

Asthma can affect you at any age and is the third most common chronic disease in Canada. Breathe easy, when properly managed, asthma is a mere nuisance for most, but if not managed it can be very severe. Asthma attacks can significantly affect your quality of life.   Symptoms of asthma can vary and may


Ticks and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is carried by the black-legged tick which transfers Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium through its bite. Not every black-legged tick carries the bacteria which causes Lyme disease, but some areas of Canada are considered higher risk. Ticks migrate by attaching to wildlife and birds, so they can end up anywhere. Ticks are active as soon

Gurpreet Sidhu

Spring Allergies

Seasonal allergies may be a fact of life for some, but are you suffering from spring allergy and not aware? Allergies in spring can be short or for the entire season, it depends on what your trigger is. Also known, as “hay fever”, sufferers are familiar with the symptoms of itchy or stuffy nose, irritated

Michael Stan

Mental Health in Spring

Did you know that your mental health can change with the weather? Are you feeling particularly down, even with warmer temperatures? Are you wondering if there is something wrong with yourself, as your friends enjoy their days and you can’t?     With spring, the expectation is that we feel more uplifted as daylight hours