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Life Mental Health Week – Simple Tips for Self-Care May 2-8 is Mental Health Week. Mental health includes emotional, physiological and social well-being—and the state of your mental health can affect your overall health and quality of life. It’s essential to be sure you’re taking care of...

Life Spring Allergy Alleviation Tips About 20 to 25 per cent of Canadians are affected by hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, according to the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation. Hay fever can cause cold-like symptoms, including congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and sinus...

Life March is National Nutrition Month It’s never too early or too late to prioritize eating a well-balanced diet or form healthy dietary patterns. A dietary pattern is what humans habitually eat or drink that contributes to overall health. In honour of National Nutrition Month, take some...

Reducing Your Stress During Heart Month According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, heart disease is the second leading cause of death in the country. In fact, heart disease affects approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults. Due to the prevalence of the disease, February is recognized...

Life Canadian Heart Month In Canada, heart disease is the second-leading cause of death. Heart disease can include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart attacks and strokes. February is Heart Month, and in honour of this national health observance, take some time to learn more about cardiovascular disease. Symptoms of...

Life SMART New Year’s Resolutions The new year is here, which means millions of Canadians are making their yearly resolutions. Making resolutions each year is easy, but sticking to them can be stressful. You’re not alone if you feel like your resolution fails a few months into...

Life Beating Holiday Stress It is of little surprise that the holidays can be a significant source of stress for many Canadians. Financial strains, pandemic concerns and shipping delays of highly anticipated gifts can add to holiday stress levels. This year, on top of typical holiday pressures,...

Life November Is Canadian Diabetes Month November is Canadian Diabetes Month. Approximately 11 million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes. This chronic health condition affects how your body turns food into energy. Those affected by diabetes either don’t make enough insulin or can’t properly use insulin. There are...

It’s Cold and Flu Season Again With the fall and winter months comes flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), flu activity peaks between December and February, so now’s the time to ensure you’re prepared. Social distancing and mask mandates prevented a “twindemic”...

Life Stay Safe During Flu Season It’s that time of the year again—flu season. The 2020-21 season’s activity was historically low, attributed to the many safety measures put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. However, experts have expressed concern about this year’s flu season, as...