Ahh-choo...sorry, it's allergy!

July 29, 2010 | sylvia

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“Aaaaaaaahh-choo!” “You OK?” “Emm… It's only my allergy!” We are all familiar with this kind of scenario. A survey commissioned by Johnson & Johnson suggests that as many as 10 million Canadians (1 in 3 Canadians) may suffer allergy symptoms. Canadians are not alone: 50 million Americans (1 in 5...

Headache: Is It a Migraine?

July 22, 2010 | carolyn

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Headaches can interfere with your life but depending on the type and severity headaches can be downright disabling! Many sufferers describe how headaches, especially migraines, have prevented them from finding and keeping a job or attending important events such as a graduation or a wedding. Many headache sufferers find themselves...

Hot, hotter....heat alert!

When the temperature soars and the humidity is high, public health authorities often issue heat alert advisories. This was the case last week when Toronto's medical officer of health issued a heat alert advisory for the City of Toronto. Other urban centres issued similar alerts. When are Heat Alerts issued?...

Love Your Skin

July 8, 2010 | sylvia

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After a long winter, we are all enjoying the nice summer time and want to spend as much time as possible outdoors - whether working in the garden or sunbathing on the beach. Here is a friendly reminder - don't forget to protect your skin from the sun while outdoors....

Outdoor Survival

July 1, 2010 | carolyn

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Canada has many wonderful wilderness areas to explore. The benefits of exploring the great outdoors are many including a good way to become physically fit, building a strong sense of well-being by getting in touch with nature and a relatively low-cost form of fun and recreation. But what would you...