grieving woman

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…

osteoporosis in femur bone, human bone anatomy

Quick Facts About Osteoporosis

Did you know… Osteoporosis is a disease where the bones become weak and fragile—osteoporosis meaning “porous bones.” It is more commonly seen in women then men. There are no symptoms with osteoporosis but the likelihood of a bone fracture or break is much higher. The most common bones fractured due to osteoporosis are the hip, backbone and wrist. There are many causes but…

senior man with injured leg falling on snow.

Avoiding Tumbles: Fall Prevention for Seniors

Nobody likes to fall down…it hurts. For some people, especially seniors, falling is more than an inconvenience or a sore wrist; it can cause serious health problems. It’s important to speak with your doctor and healthcare team about ways to prevent falls. Minimize your risk of falling Monitor medications: You may be taking medications that make you feel weak, dizzy…

The Winter Blues

Ever wonder why you feel a little less lively and lack energy in the winter months? Maybe even feel a bit “blah”? Many people experience a shift in mood, energy and sleep patterns as the seasons change. Living in Canada, we simply don’t get as many hours of daylight as we should in the winter, and it is believed this affects mood in some…

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Screening for Life: Are You Monitoring Your Health?

“What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That old saying may be true for some things in life, but not when it comes to your health. Regular health screening shows you and your doctor the current status of your health and may identify a problem early on. Early detection can improve treatment outcomes for many patients. Your family doctor and healthcare team at the Edmonton…

You Have a Referral to See a Psychologist. What Can You Expect?

You may be having problems with some aspect of your life and your family physician thought it would help to talk to a psychologist. Some patients may feel uncertain anticipating their first visit and don’t quite know what to expect. We hope to give you a little insight and understanding. Psychologists receive training to understand human behaviour and relationships, and we help others work through their problems.…