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Improving Health

In small town Alberta, four girls, ages five to 15, lose their mom to metastatic breast cancer. On the coast of Prince Edward Island, retired parents remortgage their house for the largest amount of money their bank will give them to pay for their 30-year-old daughter’s colon cancer treatments. A 26-year-old Vancouver man learns he has multiple myeloma just a few months after he gets his first real career job.


For some, allergies disappear when the snow starts falling and pollen production has stopped. But for others, it’s just another season of itchy, watery eyes and irritated throat and nasal passages. And, what’s the cause? Indoor allergens.

Indoor allergens are dust, dust mites, pet dander and indoor mold. As we spend more time indoors hiding from the cold weather, less natural air flows through your home to help remove these allergens, which can cause allergy symptoms.


International Men’s Day, celebrated annually November 19, is a day dedicated to men and their health. The 2016 International Men’s Day theme is “Stop Male Suicide.”


As Bette Davis once said, “Old age is no place for sissies.” This is also true of living with chronic disease at any age – poor health compounds all of life’s challenges.


The United Nations has declared October 13 the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), aimed at encouraging citizens and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations. The 2016 IDDR theme is “Live to Tell.” This year’s campaign is called the Sendai Seven, which is centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework—the first of which is reducing disaster mortality.



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