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Wellness information for Canadians

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

As people age, we are used to them becoming more forgetful and slowing down as their body and mind get older. While we might expect this as a natural part of aging, signs of Dementia and Alzheimer’s are never normal, nor should they be anticipated. Understanding these...

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is becoming a common part of our vocabulary as we are surrounded by awareness and fundraising efforts. The public attention on this illness is warranted, as it’s the most common cancer to affect Canadian men - One in seven men will be diagnosed in...

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Immunization Basics

Immunization Basics

Our ability to vaccinate against some of the most dangerous diseases has prevented millions of deaths. They’re part of our routine medical care, but there are still many questions that people have about them: What Are Vaccines? Vaccines are preventative treatments....

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Ear and Eye Health

Ear and Eye Health

While doctor’s visits are a common part of preventative medicine, we need to consider our ear and eye health as part of our routine check-ups, making sure that we keep our health in mind every day. Taking Care of Health Many health issues from damage to our sight and...

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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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