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The Amazing Health Benefits of Berries By Carolyn Eagle

Posted June 29, 2015
The Amazing Health Benefits of Berries

Summer in Canada means beautiful, in-season, ripe berries of all kinds just waiting to be made into lovely deserts, jams, pies, or enjoyed on their own in all their juicy, sweet goodness. Berries have been getting a lot of attention lately, with blueberries in particular making virtually every list ... Read More...

How To Decrease Your Risk of Stroke By Carolyn Eagle

Posted June 18, 2015
How To Decrease Your Risk of Stroke

Risk of stroke, like heart disease, has a number of contributing factors which are within your power to try and control. While increased risk due to family history or a medical condition such as lupus are genetic, others such as high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, being overweight, and l... Read More...

Signs of Stroke in Women By Carolyn Eagle

Posted June 15, 2015
Signs of Stroke in Women

If you suspect you or somebody near you is having a stroke, it is critical to act swiftly to receive medical attention. Calling 911 and getting to the hospital as quickly as possible can minimize the damage done. The major signs of stroke are the same for men and women and there is a handy acrony... Read More...

RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE IN WOMEN By Carolyn Eagle

Posted June 4, 2015
RISK FACTORS FOR STROKE IN WOMEN

June is Stroke Awareness Month. For women, stroke is the third leading cause of death, compared to the fifth leading cause in men, so we are starting a three part series on stroke awareness and prevention to help you get informed and stay healthy.   WHAT IS A STROKE? Simply put, a stroke is ... Read More...

Acetaminophen Vs. Ibuprofen. Which To Take and When. By Carolyn Eagle

Posted May 28, 2015
Acetaminophen Vs. Ibuprofen. Which To Take and When.

If you’re like many Canadian households, you have both of these pain killers in your medicine cabinet but do you know what each one does and when you should take one or the other? It’s time to find out… ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) Acetaminophen goes primarily by the brand nam... Read More...

Could You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome By Carolyn Eagle

Posted May 21, 2015
Could You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Canada has one of the highest rates of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the world, with an estimated 5 million Canadians sufferers. Significantly fewer seek treatment, whether out of embarrassment or lack of understanding. It is important to speak to your doctor if you suspect you may be suffering from I... Read More...

Are You Just Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea By Carolyn Eagle

Posted May 15, 2015
Are You Just Snoring or Is It Sleep Apnea

Snoring is a common problem that can be caused by anything from allergies to obesity. But how can you know when your snoring has tipped over the line into sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is when your breathing stops or becomes extremely shallow during sleep, followed by periods of gasping for breath. T... Read More...