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.
Understanding your thyroid and how it works is important to your health. The small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat is a powerful hormonal engine, and when it isn’t functioning optimally, the consequences can be disabling – even fatal.
During Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in January, Canadian organizations will work to create awareness, fund research and provide services for the 564,000 Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease.
While there is currently no cure or treatment that can stop its progression, there are medications that may reduce the severity of some symptoms.
Canadian employers face many threats to their bottom line: global competition, an aging workforce, disruptive technologies and more. Perhaps it isn’t surprising, then, that the potential impact of rising drug costs doesn’t get the attention those who track these trends feel it merits. But to attract skilled employees – the foundation of competitive success – employers know they must offer competitive benefits.
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.