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…

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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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…

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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…