Happy holidays

December 23, 2008 |

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We are taking a little break for the holidays, and will publish our next post on Thursday, January 8, 2009. All the best to you and yours now and in the new year! CHIS (who are: Susan, Donna, Marietta, Glynis and Sylvia)

Winter health and safety

December 18, 2008 |

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Here it is: Canada’s famous season — winter! For people who enjoy winter activities such as ice fishing, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, there are no better winters anywhere. However, for people who are new to Canada or who are physically vulnerable, winter can be not only unpleasant but downright...

'Tis the season: Can holiday stress affect your health?

December 11, 2008 |

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It seems as though stress is an unavoidable part of modern life, particularly at this time of year, and this year in particular. You, your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours may be coping with stress on a daily or even hourly basis. What is stress? Stress is your body’s way...

Travel health: what to know before you leave, while travelling and when you return

December 4, 2008 |

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If you’re planning a trip, do some preparation before you leave to ensure a safe, healthy time. Start with a travellers checklist that not only covers health issues that you need to be aware of, but also covers all the documents that you will need and other practical tips. Sign...