Health and Safety
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.
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.
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!
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.
RSM Richter raises $150,000 for children with disabilities and their families
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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.
Thousands take part in record-breaking walk to help fight cystic fibrosis
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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.
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?
Walking to cure cystic fibrosis
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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.
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.
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.