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Sutinder Sandhar

Mental Health

Accessing mental health support and recognizing the need for it are the largest blocks to mental self-care. Awareness is increasing, but why do we still hesitate to seek help? Feeling mentally unwell affects all of us at some time, and it does not mean we are weak-minded.     We all manage and will experience challenges

Sandeep Sodhi

Asthma in Winter

Is your asthma worse in winter? We live differently during our cold season and asthma may trigger for many reasons. Dry and cold air can dry out the air passage to your lungs, causing irritation. Indoor air quality may be more of a concern as you stay at home more with your furnace running. Humidity

Joseph Dirk


Exercise tends to drop with outdoor temperature. Putting on extra weight and feeling down? Staying fit during the winter season can’t be just outdoors. So what are the best indoor exercises?   For all ages and lifestyles, it takes regular effort to maintain fitness. Aim for staying limber, building strength and stamina. Maintaining moderate exercise

Daryl Kress

Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Feeling the pinch of holiday time? Think back to your previous holiday season, did you feel rushed? Disappointed? Worn down? Sick? Regret? Have you ever thought about health choices that could make this year the best year ever? Make steps to enjoy your holiday this year, with just a few easy tips.   Schedule time

Kevin Melnyk

Safe Travel Preparations

We travel for many reasons. Spending time with family and friends, or just giving yourself a break is important and often needed. Whether your travels are for enjoyment, work or duty; missing items can be distressing, and may abruptly prevent you from traveling.   Limitations on what you can bring can add to the anxiety

Denise Doucette Rexton PharmaChoice Rexton NB

Probiotics – Prevent Gut Imbalance

Gut health is of great interest and recent study. Why? Poor gut health has been shown to increase inflammation and if chronic, may affect the central nervous system (CNS). Studies are now looking at prolonged inflammation and CNS conditions such as Alzheimer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and depression and the links with inflammation due to poor

Rob Heaton

High Blood Pressure

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

Karim Atta

Pneumonia Vaccination – Is it for you?

Did you know that pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization and death for seniors with chronic disease? Unfortunately this common infection, which is easily fended off by most of us, can kill others who lack defense. Pneumonia can be life threatening for those with weaker immune systems due to other chronic conditions, the very

Leslie Palmer

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Wish you could get back to the way you were? Feel sick but don’t look sick? Can’t concentrate? Always tired? Dizzy when you stand or lie down? Resting doesn’t help? If this started a while ago, and just won’t go away, seek advice from your doctor.    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also known as Chronic Fatigue

Phil Hudson

Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why is this important? Did you know that breast cancer is the second highest cancer diagnosed in Canada? For women it is the number one cancer, where 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer at some point. Good news is that if detected early, survival is much greater.