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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.
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
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
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
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
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
Addicted to sugar? Pasta lover? Did you know that many low-fat food options contain more sugar and carbohydrates than normal fat options? You’re not alone, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to rise. Type 2 diabetes may be preventable or you can delay its progression. If you have not been diagnosed with
Spring brings on showers, but slip and falls are also abundant as temperatures teeter between freeze and thaw. Severe fall injuries and chances of falling increase with age. More than 20% of seniors will experience at least one fall this year, and 50% of falls requiring hospitalization occur in and around the home. Did you
Winter dryness affects our skin, eyes, and sinuses. Protection from the cold and dry weather is necessary to prevent cracking heels and dry lips, eyes, and nasal passages. It is easy to forget that winter can dry us out more than summer. As it gets colder, the humidity drops, and we make things worse