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You and Your Healthcare

You and Your Healthcare

Many people don’t realize that they are an essential part of their own healthcare team. It is your job to take the initiative to make sure you are getting the care you need and deserve. Pharmacist or Doctor? While a doctor is a great place to start for many problems,...

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Summer Outdoor Safety

Summer Outdoor Safety

Whether you plan on spending all day, a few hours, or even just a few moments outside, staying healthy and comfortable this summer should be your top priority. It’s important to protect yourself and your family from the heat and sun whether you are outside to work or...

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Strokes

Strokes

Either experiencing one yourself or seeing a love one have a stroke, strokes can be a scary emergency for anyone. Time is one of the most important factors in stroke recovery, so it is vital to know how to recognize strokes, and what to do in an emergency. The Brain...

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Migraines and Headaches

Migraines and Headaches

"Headache" is a broad description that involves pain felt inside the head that can range from a mild annoyance to completely debilitating. Headache symptoms can make you feel helpless, or might even leave you wondering about your health. Headaches and migraines are...

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Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Health

May is Hypertension Month, an important opportunity for many Canadians to think about their own cardiovascular health. Hypertension, known commonly as high blood pressure, is a very common medical issue that Canadians face, affecting nearly a quarter of adults.(1)...

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Concussions

Concussions

Concussions are a large part of discussions about the health of professional athletes these days but are an injury that can happen to anyone - in sport and in everyday life. Doctors and scientists are still working hard to research how these brain injuries work....

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Seizures & Epilepsy

Seizures & Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the brain by suddenly and briefly changing how it works. Epilepsy shows itself in the form of seizures, which may present in any number of ways, but are characterized as a change in electrical conduction in the brain....

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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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