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Top 3 Back-to-School Illnesses and How to Spot Them

Top 3 Back-to-School Illnesses and How to Spot Them

"Looking after a very sick child is the Olympics of parenting" - Chris Cleave   A new school year means a potential new crop of childhood ailments. With their immature immune systems and tendency to forget about hand-washing, our kiddos are magnets for a host of...

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Ticks – What You Need to Know

Ticks – What You Need to Know

“My mom says I spend too much time on the web.“                                          -  A young spider     The Basics: Summer is tick season, and the milder our winters get, the farther north the ticks spread. Milder winters also mean a higher percentage of...

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Why you Should Always Wash your Spinach

Why you Should Always Wash your Spinach

“ Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.“   - Miles Kington   Annual Findings:         How many different pesticides do you eat daily? That’s one of the questions the US based Environmental Working Group is asking...

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5 Hidden Benefits of Yoga

5 Hidden Benefits of Yoga

“I do yoga to burn off the crazy.“  - Unknown   Canadians’ love affair with yoga has no end in sight. People who try it, tend to get hooked on it. Here are a few little known reasons why:   For Back Pain: Chronic back pain can stop us in our tracks. Recent...

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10 Ways to Beat the Heat

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Summer has officially arrived. Well, it officially arrived a couple of weeks ago but now the temperatures are behaving! Out with the rain (and hail and tornadoes and funnel clouds!) and in with the hot hot hot sun. Enjoying the sunshine is something many of us look...

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Does Texting Hurt your Relationship?

Does Texting Hurt your Relationship?

“There's no text that can replace a loving touch when someone we love is hurting.”  - Ashton Kutcher For the Love of Texting:         To text or not to text? That is the question of 2017.  We’re doing it everyday. You’ve probably done it in the last hour, and will be...

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ALS – Opportunities To Help

ALS – Opportunities To Help

Last time we spoke about ALS and talked about some of the important ways we might help, like fundraising. Even though it's July, we’d like to highlight a few places to find out where events are happening and how you might participate. Alberta Check out the ALS Alberta...

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ALS – Living and Learning

ALS – Living and Learning

June is ALS Awareness Month. It is one month, of many, to raise awareness of ALS and how we can help people who live with it or are affected by it. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that affects the communication...

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