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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

October 5th, 2015
Brain Tumor Awareness is in Search of Volunteers

Brain Tumor Awareness is in Search of Volunteers

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We will work with you to determine the volunteer opportunity best suited for you. A number of roles are outlined below, simply scroll down to find some of the opportunities. New volunteers receive comprehensive orientation to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. Full training and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers. Please note: some positions

September 29th, 2015
Celebrate World Heart Day by kick-starting a healthy lifestyle

Celebrate World Heart Day by kick-starting a healthy lifestyle

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(NC) It may not come as a surprise that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to helping keep your heart healthy. However, what many Canadians may not know is that there are simple and fun ways to help improve heart health. In celebration of World Heart Day on Tuesday, September 29th, registered dietitian Gina Sunderland

September 21st, 2015
Prepare your skin now for the colder months

Prepare your skin now for the colder months

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(NC) Cold and dry air takes a toll on our skin. Right now, prepare your skin for winter by following the Canadian Health Food Association’s (CHFA) tips on how you can nourish it from within. Did you know that our internal health is just as important to the skin’s condition as what we put on

September 14th, 2015
Cancer-fighting foods lead the next wave of biotechnology

Cancer-fighting foods lead the next wave of biotechnology

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(NC) Historically, plants have been genetically modified to become resistant to specific plant diseases or to make production practices more efficient for farmers, like herbicide-tolerant corn or disease-resistant papaya. The result is a GMO or genetically modified organism. But now crops are also being altered to deliver or enhance human health benefits. It’s well known

September 7th, 2015
How to know when aging parents need extra care

How to know when aging parents need extra care

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A care coordinator assesses whether your aging loved one requires care support. The “sandwich generation” is increasingly caring for both their children and their elderly parents — and many say they do not feel totally confident about these responsibilities. How do we know, for example, if and when a parent needs help to remain in

August 31st, 2015
Plant an indoor herb garden in just a small space

Plant an indoor herb garden in just a small space

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If you’re a condo or apartment dweller with limited access to outdoor space, growing some indoor herbs will help you feel connected with nature. Not only do they freshen up a space, but herbs pack a flavourful culinary punch in your favourite snacks and smoothies. A window or balcony is all you need to get

August 24th, 2015
Fix your digestive discomfort for better overall health

Fix your digestive discomfort for better overall health

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Although not your typical water cooler conversation or discussion during a girls’ night out, a recent national survey reveals digestive health problems are a pervasive issue in Canada, disrupting many of our lives. According to the survey of 1,500 adult Canadians (conducted by Vision Critical on behalf of Jamieson Digestive Care), in the past year,

August 17th, 2015
What consumers need to know about door-to-door scammers

What consumers need to know about door-to-door scammers

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Think it’s safe to buy furnace and air conditioning equipment from a door-to-door salesperson? Think again. Thousands of Canadians are deceived each year by untrustworthy salespeople coming to their door selling everything from air conditioning units to hot water tanks and new furnaces. They say they’re from a legitimate business or utility company and seem

August 10th, 2015
How seniors can maintain independence and give loved ones peace of mind

How seniors can maintain independence and give loved ones peace of mind

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Home security device helps “sandwich generation” balance numerous responsibilities They’re called the “sandwich generation” – working adults who have taken on the role of caring for an aging or ill parent while still raising their own children and pursuing a career. Membership to this group is growing every year as the Canadian population ages. In


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