Many people do not realize that some common vacation activities can be potential health hazards, even if you are going on an all-inclusive vacation at a five-star resort. While most travel-related conditions such as Traveler’s Diarrhea, Hepatitis A or B are usually not serious, they could definitely put a damper on your vacation plans! The good news is there are easy ways to protect you and your family to make sure good times are the only thing you are catching on your holiday this spring.
Children learn to read at their own pace but if your child is struggling to make significant progress compared to their peers, it may be possible they have a reading problem called dyslexia. According to Mayo Clinic, “Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how to relate to letters and words. Dyslexia affects areas of the brain that process language”
As a child, I remember the gift box of little colored hearts my father would...
The holidays are known as a time to indulge. But what if you or a family member need to follow a specific diet for health reasons? What do you do to still share in the holiday treats without breaking your recommended diet restrictions?
Here are a few healthy alternatives to fill the sweet-tooth craving while still allowing you to keep on track with your restrictions.
With 80 percent of children’s learning gained through their eyes, school-aged students are starting to notice the effects of digital eye strain from a younger age. To help your child see their best this year, here are some tips and techniques parents can do to help reduce digital eye strain for their children.
Year over year, we are seeing extreme heat events become more common and severe in...
Three-time award-winning author Shantelle Bisson was born and raised in Toronto and splits her time...
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued special weather statements for several parts of the province. The statement indicates our region will experience the first hot stretch of the summer with inland temperatures reaching into the upper 20s starting tomorrow, and into the low 30s into early next week.
Incontinence, or peeing yourself involuntarily is a fairly taboo topic. It’s not easy, as an...
We have asked Carleigh Bodrug from PlantYou some questions about getting younger kids excited about plant-based foods.
Summertime is the perfect time to be outside, and bush-whacking is a great childhood activity. Kids love getting out there and exploring the woods, building forts, picking up sticks...but there is one danger out there to be aware of. Ticks! They're small but carry many diseases.
If you're in an area with wild deer, be especially careful, as these ticks often carry Lyme Disease. Tick checks are one of the ways you can prevent Lyme disease and other infections spread by ticks.
At a young age, the little ones are not too conscious about their dental health. They resist toothbrushing, fear the dentist, and love sweets. These things can contribute to life-long problems, which could have been easily avoided if parents are more mindful.
Here are some of the best activities that can teach kids the importance of dental health. Start them young, and for sure, they will pick up good habits that they will be thankful for when they grow up.
Meditation - By learning to observe the changing nature of our mind and body we have the potential to gain a profound and life-changing self-knowledge, a deep inner knowing that can lead to enduring peace. Is facing the unruly mind sometimes daunting? Yes. But in time we begin to see the impermanent flow of thought, emotion, sensation, and the unfolding of our lives with greater compassion and a little more humor. We tend to take our human predicament very seriously at times!
LUMP Foundation, a new Vancouver-based non-profit, has invented a novel way of empowering women and reminding everyone about the lifesaving importance of early breast cancer detection. In recognition of Mother’s Day, LUMP has created a limited edition, bouclé blend pillow in the prettiest pink, reminiscent of fluffy Spring cherry blossoms. It will only be available from April 14th to May 8th at www.lump.live/ - just in time for Mother's Day giving.
It’s pretty clear that our definition of what we consider to be self-care has shifted immensely over the past two years. Yes, there was a time when scheduling a pedicure or drawing a nice bath would cut it, but in today’s uncertain times, self-care has taken on a deeper meaning.
Although cases have declined, and head lice may not be on the minds of parents and teachers, they should be. We know that head lice outbreaks will boom on the other side of Covid. In fact, head lice infestations will be on the rise like never before.
What Is Toxic Shame? Shame has its roots in punishment. Punishment was the default method...
This just came out from @health-canada and should be taken seriously.
This winter due to cold weather and complying with COVID-19 public health measures, we are all spending more times indoors. Health Canada is encouraging Canadians to test their homes for Radon.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced parents to make a number of challenging decisions, and most recently, the predicament as to whether or not they should vaccinate their child. These decisions become more difficult still when it comes to parents who share the duties and responsibilities of raising their child though they are separated or divorced, and no longer live together.
The impact of this past year has been different for everyone. But there are common threads among many of us: we felt more stressed, more anxious and we became more sedentary. A study released in April 2021, found that Canadian adults who were struggling with stress and anxiety related to the pandemic were less likely to engage in physical activity
Excerpted from When Women Rise: Everyday Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Dr. Michele Kambolis
e-sponsored child care in Canada, has launched the first child care partnership for women engaging in recovery at EHN Canada’s Edgewood Treatment Centre, a mental health and addiction treatment facility in Nanaimo, B.C
If my first maternity leave challenged me, my second maternity leave rocked me to the core.
Health Canada has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, the department announced Friday. The announcement means that elementary school children will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Previously, only kids aged 12 and up were eligible.
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