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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Dental Care for Teens: Don’t Give Your Mouth the Brush-Off!

As a teenager, you take great pride in your appearance, but are you miscalculating the work it takes to maintain a healthy smile? Add in your new found independence and active social life, and you might think you’re just too busy to pay extra attention to your teeth or go for check-ups. As a registered

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Feeling Stressed? What to Do, What Not to Do and How to Handle It

In her four-part series on the keys to overall wellness, Shawn Nisbet has already covered exercise and nutrition. In this issue, she turns her attention to stress and how to handle it. At times, stress can be...

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

High Blood Pressure! How to Reduce the Risks

A Statistics Canada study of 2013 revealed that 17.7 % of Canadians over the age of 12 have high blood pressure (HBP). Do you know the dangers of high blood pressure, and how to reduce the risks...

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Pure Play for Grown-Ups: Choosing the right exercise for your constitution and your personality

Remember when we were kids – playing games, running around, having fun? We didn’t realize it then, but we were exercising. So why, as adults, do we turn exercise into a chore?  Boutique fitness studios are popping...

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Self-Care: Caring about everybody else? Who’s caring for you?

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”  – Jean Shinoda Bolen Self-care is about looking after the most important...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow: Echinacea

Echinacea—popularly known as coneflower—originated in eastern North America and is part of the daisy family (Asteraceae). If you look closely at the centre of each flower, you’ll notice a spiny cone-shaped disc that resembles a sea urchin....

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

What a Pain in the Neck! And what you can do about it

Neck pain can be painful, limiting, and even debilitating, affecting many aspects of daily life. Knowing the common causes and treatments can help to improve life for those with neck pain – and inspire others to be...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Radon: The Silent Killer in Canadian Homes

You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it. You don’t even know it’s there. So what is radon and why should we all be concerned? John Chenery of the Ontario Lung Association explains....

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Children’s Dental Emergencies: Would You Know What To Do?

Ontario’s dentists remind you to be ready for the unexpected Accidents can happen to children anytime and anywhere. Falling off a skateboard, getting hit in the face with a baseball, or just biting into a hard candy...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow: Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis)

Lemon balm is a perennial herb and a garden staple. Native to southern Europe, it is now grown all over the world for brewing teas and garnishing salads – it even makes a beautifully  scented addition to...

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