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December 20th, 2015
5 reasons to donate to the food bank this holiday

5 reasons to donate to the food bank this holiday

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Many of us are getting in the giving spirit. One of the most impactful ways people can help their community is by making a donation to the food bank. Here are five reasons why: 1. Food banks help Canada’s most vulnerable populations. More than 37 percent of people helped by food banks are children and

December 17th, 2015
Stop stressing and breathe easier this pre-holiday season

Stop stressing and breathe easier this pre-holiday season

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(NC) The holidays are just around the corner and people everywhere are getting ready for a season of crowded malls and significant snowfalls. With holiday shopping and an expanding social calendar on top of an already busy schedule of school, work, and family commitments, stress levels are bound to spike. For the over three million

December 7th, 2015
Have a happy—and healthy—holiday

Have a happy—and healthy—holiday

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More stress, more guests, more pounds… this time of year is filled with plenty of unwanted extras. Why not plan ahead to curb the overabundance so you can truly enjoy what the holidays are all about? Eat smart. Instead of showing up hungry to a festive event, have a small, healthy meal before you leave

December 1st, 2015
Who’s at Most Risk from Influenza? Five Reasons to Get Vaccinated

Who’s at Most Risk from Influenza? Five Reasons to Get Vaccinated

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Each year, more than 12,000 Canadians are hospitalized, and 3,500 die due to influenza-related complications. Despite universal influenza (flu) vaccination programs, only 25 to 30 percent of adults get their annual flu shot. While most adults with healthy immune systems recover from the flu within a few weeks, others are more vulnerable to the serious

November 25th, 2015
Being Active with Osteoporosis

Being Active with Osteoporosis

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Fractures from Osteoporosis are more common than heart attacks, breast cancer, and strokes combined. 1 in 3 hip fracture patients will re-fracture at one year If you are teaching exercise to older adults some of them will have osteoporosis For those with or at risk of osteoporosis/ fragility fractures the right type of physical activity/exercise

November 24th, 2015
Caring for the elderly gets a little easier for Ontario residents

Caring for the elderly gets a little easier for Ontario residents

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Canadian baby boomers are now facing the challenge of taking care of aging parents. Statistics Canada reports that millions of Canadians are taking on the responsibility of managing their parents’ well-being as they age. Retired nurse Gerry Paulhus is no stranger to elderly caregiving. Only she does it from afar. Spending six months of the

November 11th, 2015
Remembering Remembrance Day

Remembering Remembrance Day

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The poppy’s significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flanders Fields.’ The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare. A

October 26th, 2015
National Respiratory Therapy Week

National Respiratory Therapy Week

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Respiratory therapists…dedicated to better breathing http://www.csrt.com/respiratory-therapist/ What is a Respiratory Therapist? Respiratory therapists (RTs) are highly skilled health care professionals. They care for patients by evaluating, treating, and maintaining cardiopulmonary (heart and lung) function. Respiratory therapists have specialized medical expertise and use advanced medical technology. They are educated to treat all age groups, from newborns

October 22nd, 2015
World Stroke Day

World Stroke Day

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Stroke is a non-communicable disease that attacks millions of people worldwide every year. The World Stroke campaign aims to encourage people to understand stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol. The campaign also promotes healthy living and ways to recognize the warning signs of stroke and how to take

October 13th, 2015
The Flu Shot – Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

The Flu Shot – Influenza Immunization Awareness Month

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October is Influenza Immunization Awareness Month. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a wide range of influenza viruses that spread rapidly from person to person. Healthy adults can actually shed the virus and spread it to other people before any symptoms occur. According to Immunize Canada, it


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