Health and Safety

Published on Thu, 06/26/2014 by Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

Every day is Allergy Day

Every day is Allergy Day

Most allergies begin – and can be treated – in the gut

“A weekend of healthy eating won’t cure heart disease. The same holds true for allergies.  Treat every day as allergy day.”

By Alfred Hauk, naturopathic doctor

Between March and the first frost, Ontario has three seasons replete with outdoor environmental allergens, as well as year-round indoor environmental allergens, such as mites, dust and pet dander.

Published on Thu, 06/26/2014 by Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF NDs LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHCARE SERIES

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF NDs LAUNCHES NEW HEALTHCARE SERIES

(Toronto, Ontario, June 26, 2014) The Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) invites news media and websites to publish a new, free series of columns that will discuss a range of everyday healthcare issues from a naturopathic medicine perspective. 

Published on Tue, 06/24/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

Farm Safety Events Projected to Reach Over 15,000 Canadian Children and Participants

The Foundations mission is to provide education and training to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities.

June 24, 2014, Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that over 15,000 children and participants are expected to take part in this year’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada. This is the largest number of participants since the introduction of Safety Day events in Canada in 2002.

Published on Thu, 06/19/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Coping with recovery after a stroke

Coping with recovery after a stroke

June 19, 2014

June is National Stroke Awareness Month

While caring for your loved one following a stroke, don’t assume that you have to go it alone. Professionals of different specialties are available to assist you.

Approximately 50,000 Canadians suffer strokes each year, but early assessment and treatment are increasing recovery odds. Doctors can now determine what part of the brain has been affected by a stroke, allowing for better management of the acute medical complications and better treatment methods.

Published on Tue, 06/17/2014 by Royal Bank of Canada

Short trips to the U.S. - Don’t forget to pack travel insurance

Short trips to the U.S. - Don’t forget to pack travel insurance

“Crossing the border without travel medical insurance can be a costly oversight for travellers who need emergency medical assistance.”

Most people think about getting travel insurance for a vacation to Europe or the Caribbean.  But even though approximately 32 million Canadians drove to the United States for the day in 2013[1], when it comes to weekend trips to the US, many people don’t even consider insurance.

Published on Mon, 05/26/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

New Voluntary Guidelines for Young Farm Workers

May 26, 2014

The Canadian Model Youth Policy is a voluntary guideline that enables parents and farm owners and operators to plan and talk about keeping young farm workers safe.

Farm kids are a special breed. They are often precocious, dedicated, smart and willing to help out on the farm. However, even the most advanced young worker doesn’t have the knowledge, experience or judgment of a seasoned farm worker. With so many youth starting summer jobs on the farm, parents and employers of young farm workers need to have a clear understanding of youth development levels, abilities, limitations and know when and how to set clear rules and boundaries for any work assigned to a young person.

Published on Fri, 05/02/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Partners with Syngenta to Develop “Dress for Success” Tools Emphasizing Importance of Personal Protective Equipment 

“It is vitally important that producers take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their workers from inadvertent pesticide exposure,”

Winnipeg, MB, May 2, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and Syngenta Canada Inc. have partnered to develop free educational tools to help educate producers, farm workers, and the general public about the importance of safe pesticide handling through the use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Published on Thu, 05/01/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Discussing your mental health issue – to share or not to share

Discussing your mental health issue – to share or not to share

May 1, 2014

Your decision to share information is just that—your own. You have a right to be selective about who you tell and how much you divulge. 

May 5 to 11, 2014, is Mental Health Week in Canada

When you’re diagnosed with a mental health disorder, sharing the news with family, friends and co-workers can be a daunting task. The stigma and mystery attached to mental illnesses, concerns about relationships changing and unfair judgment can create fear and communication barriers. But solid emotional and physical support can have a positive impact on your recovery journey and can do wonders for your spirit and well-being.

Should I share?

Published on Thu, 04/24/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Seasonal allergies: is it a cold or allergies?

Colds and allergies share many of the same pesky symptoms, but their causes and treatments are different.

April 24, 2014

Published on Tue, 04/01/2014 by Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA)

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

TransCanada Supports Farm Safety Education for Canadian Youth Safety Day events teach kids to make safe choices on the farm

By partnering with CASA, we can ensure programs like Progressive Agriculture Safety Days receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across Canada

Winnipeg, MB, April 1, 2014: The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that TransCanada Corporation will be helping rural youth stay safe on the farm in 2014. The company is donating $40,000 to support Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® events across Canada this year.

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