Health and Safety

Published on Wed, 08/18/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Back to School, Safely

Back to School, Safely

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

The end of summer means that it’s time for children to head back to school. Whether they travel on foot, by bicycle, by bus or by car, it’s important to teach your child how to get to school safely. Below are some actions you and your child can take to prevent injuries when travelling to and from school.

Published on Wed, 08/04/2010 by Canada Beef Inc.

Health professionals learn of nutrient-rich approach to build healthier diets

Health professionals learn of nutrient-rich approach to build healthier diets

The nutrient-richness of Canadian beef is recognized by dietitians across the country, and the Beef Information Centre (BIC) is key to ensuring these health professionals are provided with factual based information.

Recently, BIC introduced the Nutrient-Rich Advertorial Series in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, which is distributed to 6,200 registered dietitians across Canada. The first advertorial was published in the spring 2010 edition, while the second advertorial is scheduled for the fall 2010 edition.

Published on Tue, 07/20/2010 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Playing it Safe with Food this Summer

Playing it Safe with Food this Summer

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

Each year, the arrival of summer is synonymous with spending increased time outside. For many of us, these months mean sharing moments with family and friends, and when it comes to entertaining, nothing compares to sitting around a picnic table or grilling on the barbeque!

Published on Mon, 07/19/2010 by 3M Canada

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

Clear the Air of Summer Smog

On hot and sunny summer days, smog thrives. But smog is not limited to the visibly hazy, thick polluted air commonly found in cities. Smog can be found nearly everywhere, even when you can’t see it or smell it in the air around you.

And if you think smog stays outside, think again.

Published on Thu, 06/17/2010 by RSM Richter

RSM Richter raises $150,000 for children with disabilities and their families

RSM Richter raises $150,000 for children with disabilities and their families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

First event benefiting the new Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation supports specialized care, research and education

Toronto, Thursday, June 17, 2010 – Children with a wide range of disabilities, including brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy and genetic disorders, stand to benefit from a $165,000 contribution raised by RSM Richter, one of Canada’s largest independent accounting, business advisory and consulting firms.

Published on Tue, 06/08/2010 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Thousands take part in record-breaking walk to help fight cystic fibrosis

Thousands take part in record-breaking walk to help fight cystic fibrosis

For Immediate Release

6th annual Great Strides™: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis walk raises more than $2.5 million in support of cystic fibrosis cause

Toronto, ON (June 8, 2010) – On Sunday, May 30, thousands of Canadians participated in the 2010 Great Strides™ walk to help step up the fight against cystic fibrosis (CF). To date, more than $2.5 million have been raised in support of the work of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Published on Mon, 06/14/2010 by Service Employees International Union

Ontario's Home Care Services: Your Right To Know

Ontario's Home Care Services: Your Right To Know

When Shirley Bush's husband Bill was diagnosed with prostate cancer and confined to his bed, she knew that getting care for her husband in their own home was both a necessity and a priority. Spending his final months around his wife, family and friends kept him happy and helped him enjoy some freedom and independence despite his health problems. “Bill was a musician, and we had a big grand piano in the house,” recalls Shirley. “Our personal care worker asked him if he liked to dance?

Published on Fri, 05/28/2010 by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Walking to cure cystic fibrosis

Walking to cure cystic fibrosis

For Immediate release

Join the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the 6th annual Great Strides™: Taking steps to cure cystic fibrosis walk


Toronto, ON
(May 28, 2010) – On Sunday, May 30, more than 50 communities across Canada will be taking great strides towards finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF), the most common, fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.

Published on Tue, 05/11/2010 by Ontario Lung Association

Property Virgin’s Sandra Rinomato Gets Fresh With Your Home

Property Virgin’s Sandra Rinomato Gets Fresh With Your Home

More and more the link between lung disease and the environment is becoming undeniable. In Ontario alone, 1.6 million people have asthma and this number is steadily growing. While the thought of taking on global warming and cross-boundary smog issues may seem daunting, there are small yet significant ways to improve your home environment starting with its air quality.

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.

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