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May 26th, 2016
Ask a Pharmacist for Medical Care on Minor Ailments

Ask a Pharmacist for Medical Care on Minor Ailments

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(NC) It is allergy season – and it’s also the season when kids are set free outdoors, often coming home with bites, scrapes, and bruises. These need attention and a quick way to get reliable care may be just around the corner. Pharmacists are a convenient source for medical advice and products. “Pharmacists are trained

May 17th, 2016
7 Essentials to Include When Writing Your Will

7 Essentials to Include When Writing Your Will

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(NC) To avoid difficulties in the future, every person is advised to write a will and cover seven essential points, as follows: Make sure only one will exist. Determine who you want as your executor—the person who will carry out your wishes in settling your estate. Carefully plan for your dependents. Name a guardian for

May 11th, 2016
Improve your Diet with Nutritional Tips from a Registered Dietitian

Improve your Diet with Nutritional Tips from a Registered Dietitian

(NC) As a registered dietitian, Sue Mah gives people advice on what to eat. Everyone is unique and requires a different dietary plan. However, Sue has provided a snapshot of what healthy eating looks like by giving some insight into her daily eating routine. “I look for healthy and flavourful food choices to keep me

May 5th, 2016
Emergency Tips for Seniors and People with Special Needs

Emergency Tips for Seniors and People with Special Needs

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(NC) Emergency Preparedness Week is the time to think about any specific needs that you or family members may have in an emergency. While disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with special needs is often compounded by factors such as reliance on electrical power, elevators, and accessible transportation – all of which

April 26th, 2016
The Facts on Shingles

The Facts on Shingles

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(NC) Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of the nerves that is painful and can have severe complications. People who suffer from it have described their pain in many ways, such as burns, throbs, shoots and stabs. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, shingles is a disease caused by

April 20th, 2016
Canadians Some of the Most “Pained” in the World

Canadians Some of the Most “Pained” in the World

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(NC) Body pain may be something we all experience, but for two-thirds [67%] of people, it dramatically reduces quality of life, both physically and emotionally. That’s according to a first-of-its-kind global study commissioned by GSK Consumer Healthcare on behalf of body pain expert, Voltaren Emulgel, the #1 topical muscle and joint pain reliever in Canada.

April 12th, 2016
A Worry-Free Season with Three Essential Vitamins

A Worry-Free Season with Three Essential Vitamins

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(NC) Spring has sprung and it’s time to get outdoors. Before you rush to get some much-needed sunshine and fresh air, consider the obstacles that might be preventing you from having fun and staying safe this season. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) has some tips to ensure you enjoy a worry-free spring, and it’s

April 7th, 2016
Oral Health Care for Older Adults

Oral Health Care for Older Adults

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(NC) Dentists and dental hygienists remind seniors about the importance of caring for their teeth and mouth to maintain good oral and overall health. Thanks to healthier lifestyles, as well as advances in oral and medical care, we can expect to keep most, if not all, of our natural teeth as we age. But keeping

March 31st, 2016
How Retirees Can Help Shape Canada’s Future

How Retirees Can Help Shape Canada’s Future

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Life is a journey defined by transitions from one stage to the next. Our lives are never stagnant, as we are constantly preparing for the future and navigating whatever is thrown at us. Whenever we establish a level of comfort in our routine, change is right around the corner. For many Canadians, the prospect of

March 24th, 2016
New Technology Helps Increase Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

New Technology Helps Increase Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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(NC) Hearing smoke alarms blaring and escaping a fire is a terrifying experience for anyone. Now, imagine if you are deaf or hard of hearing. A smoke alarm with an integrated LED strobe light has been introduced by Kidde Canada to help the deaf and their family members have greater peace of mind in fire


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