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Summer Food Safety

Summer is all about eating outdoors—barbecues, picnics and camping. People love the warm weather and so do the bacteria in your food. Warm temperatures can cause foodborne bacteria to grow and multiply quickly. Protect yourself and your family from foodborne illness by following safe food handling practices. Packing: Keep cold foods cold. Use insulated coolers…

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Holiday Food Safety

By Miranda Chan, B.Sc., Registered Dietitian The holidays are all about celebrating with friends, family and food. Some of the most popular holiday dishes and events can be food safety risks. Keep the occasion memorable (in a good way) by following these food safety tips. Potlucks and Holiday Buffets: Use warming trays, chafing dishes, or…

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Returning to Learn After Concussion

By Erika B Persson MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med, Pediatric Sport Medicine Physician, Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic Concussion is a very common problem among athletes participating in contact or collision sports.  The media and popular press have increased awareness of this injury by increased reporting in both print and television. High profile professional athletes…

Are You Stressed at Work?

By Dr. Sue Ludwig, Registered Psychologist We all experience stress in the workplace, but there are ways to manage it! The most important thing you can do is notice when you are stressed. Don’t ignore it! Find out what stresses you out. Talk to someone to help you gain perspective or develop helpful strategies to…

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What Are All These Pills For?

Tips for safer medication use By Jamil Ramji, Primary Care Pharmacist Remembering when and how to take your medications properly can be a challenging task. It is not uncommon for us to wonder: What did my physician tell me about this prescription? How did the pharmacist tell me to take these pills? Am I allowed…

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Shovel Safely

It’s that time of year again. We’re breaking out the shovels to clear our sidewalks and driveways. Whether it snows a little or a lot, there are ways to reduce injury while shoveling. Shovel often Don’t let the snow pile up. Moving the heavier snow is more strenuous. Don’t slip on the ice Get more…