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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

The beginning of this month started with World Autism Day on April 2nd. Many of us hear lots of debate about Autism these days, between the media and online platforms. Some essential facts and knowledge are the first step in trying to understand Autism Spectrum...

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Emergency Services (Healthcare Basics)

Emergency Services (Healthcare Basics)

Emergencies and Healthcare Medical emergencies can be incredibly overwhelming for everyone involved. Whether you experience a crisis yourself, or are trying to find help for someone in need of emergency care, it can be daunting trying to find the right services to...

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Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is the use of devices, like computers or smartphones, to target someone with harassment, threats, intimidation, or humiliation. Your kids might call it just trolling, drama, or gossip, but it is a serious issue that affects our children and teens. What...

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Canada’s Fentanyl Crisis

Canada’s Fentanyl Crisis

Canada is facing a crisis in the wake of rising numbers of fentanyl overdoses and deaths. More than 4000 Canadians died from fentanyl overdoses in 2017 alone, and countless more were affected by the crisis. The numbers look scary and the crisis can touch anyone’s...

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Are Asthma Rates Increasing?

Are Asthma Rates Increasing?

Asthma affects approximately 3 million Canadians - 600 000 of those are children.(1) It can be a very serious medical condition that can result in dangerous emergencies, but it can also be managed with the help of your doctor. With so many people in Canada affected...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter blues have you down? Canadians are reminded every year just how far north we live when the winter months start getting colder and darker. While the days are finally starting to get a little bit longer now, many of us are still feeling pretty sluggish. It can be...

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The True North and Extreme Winter Weather Conditions

The True North and Extreme Winter Weather Conditions

Extreme conditions don’t have to get in the way of enjoying all that a Canadian winter has to offer, but some precautions are needed to make sure that everyone stays safe outdoors. Hypothermia and Frostbite: Frostbite and hypothermia are two health risks of extreme...

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Mental Health in Canada

Mental Health in Canada

Studies have found that two thirds of Canadians have experience with depression or anxiety, either themselves or through someone close to them1. Statistics Canada found in 2013 that 3 million adult Canadians reported that they had a mood or anxiety disorder. These 3...

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Staying Safe Abroad

Staying Safe Abroad

  Canada’s climate, healthcare, and sanitation practices provide the opportunity for Canadian residents to live lives that are free from many diseases and illnesses. Traveling to parts of the world for a vacation or to visit family can put you at a higher risk of...

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Handwashing Essentials

Handwashing Essentials

One of the most effective measures to protect yourself from infectious diseases such as the flu is hand washing, which aids in the removal of germs from your hands.    The skin protects the body against harmful things in the environment like chemicals and germs. While...

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