Reduce Tobacco Use

  When you smoke or vape tobacco, cannabis, or e-cigarettes, you touch your mouth and lips often. This makes it easier to catch a virus from your hands. Sharing cigarettes, joints, vapes, or hookah products can also spread the COVID-19 virus from one person to another. We also know that you have a higher risk…

Bringing Attention to Hypertension

Bringing Attention to Hypertension by Jenny Pasanen, Registered Dietitian Do you know what the leading risk factor for death worldwide is? It’s hypertension! Every May is Hypertension Month, so in honour of that let’s learn a bit about what we can do to manage it. There are many risk factors for hypertension, but the ones…

Naloxone Kits Available Here

Did you know we’re a Naloxone Injection Kit distribution site? What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a drug used to temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Naloxone must be given right away and followed up by emergency medical care. How can I get a kit? If you, or someone you know, might need access to a kit,…

12 Tips to Prevent Cancer

by Jenny Pasanen, Registered Dietitian It’s almost a given that each of us knows someone who has been impacted by cancer. With World Cancer Day this month, let’s get educated about what can be done to mitigate our chances of having to deal with cancer ourselves. There are many different kinds of cancer and each…

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Coping with Loss & Grief

by Dr. Sue Ludwig Losing someone or something you love is one of the most difficult things we can face. When a loved one dies, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. You may feel…