Health and Safety

Published on Tue, 05/04/2010 by SinuCleanse

All natural solutions to relieve allergies

All natural solutions to relieve allergies

By: Zoe Grams

For one in six Canadians, summer brings dreaded allergens and hay fever. Millions suffer from symptoms of congestion, a runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes for up to five months of the year, yet there are a number of simple, natural remedies that can easily be included into one’s daily routine to ease and relieve these ailments, ensuring the summer months and all the beloved outdoor activities are thoroughly enjoyed.

Published on Tue, 05/04/2010 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

50 years of helping Canadians with cystic fibrosis breathe

50 years of helping Canadians with cystic fibrosis breathe

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Toronto, ON (May 4, 2010) – Imagine drowning on the inside. Your lungs fill with fluid as you cough uncontrollably with little relief. This is the fear, and the reality for people with cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal, genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. There is no cure.

During May, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, Foundation members and supporters make a special effort to raise awareness of the disease and to let the public know what they can do to help.

Published on Thu, 04/29/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Plan for healthy summer fun

Plan for healthy summer fun

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

There is nothing better than the “lazy days of summer”! Whether you plan to travel or partake in a “staycation”, you will likely spend time outside, enjoying the warm, sunny weather.

As we approach the summer months, it is important to be aware of the health risks that can accompany fun in the sun and understand how to avoid them. By taking simple precautionary measures, you can help ensure a healthy summer for you and your family.

Published on Tue, 04/20/2010 by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Be part of a global MS movement

Be part of a global MS movement

Since 2003, the annual MS Global Dinner Party has united MS organizations around the world. The MS Global Dinner Party is a unique international fundraiser – instead of collecting pledges for an activity, participants host a dinner party to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Guests bring a cash donation to the party in lieu of a dinner out and proceeds go to research projects in both Canada and abroad in the international community.

It’s the cause that counts

Published on Mon, 04/19/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

National Immunization Awareness Week: Take Control of Your Health!

National Immunization Awareness Week: Take Control of Your Health!

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

National Immunization Awareness Week takes place from April 24th to May 1st, serving as a reminder to take some time to review your family's immunization status and take the necessary steps to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected.

Published on Thu, 04/01/2010 by Canadian Safe Boating Council

Help Save Canadians’ Lives This Summer

Help Save Canadians’ Lives This Summer

ATTENTION NEWS AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:

Published on Tue, 03/16/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Healthier Communities Supporting Healthier Lifestyles

Healthier Communities Supporting Healthier Lifestyles

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Finding A Doctor Far From Home

Finding A Doctor Far From Home

Non-profit organization helps sick travelers get expert medical care abroad

Imagine exploring the Maya ruins of Mexico or enjoying the sun on a beach in the Dominican Republic during Spring Break and suddenly coming down with a fever or inexplicable pains. You don’t speak the language and you don’t know where to find a reliable doctor. What do you do?

Published on Tue, 02/23/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Children’s Health: an early investment with lifelong impacts

Children’s Health: an early investment with lifelong impacts

By Dr. David Butler-Jones MD, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Published on Fri, 02/19/2010 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

2009 Shinerama campaign breaks records!

2009 Shinerama campaign breaks records!

Students shine the way to success in 45th year of Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraiser

Toronto, Ontario – (February 19, 2010) – Canadian post-secondary students set a new Shinerama record last year by raising more than $990,000 in support of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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