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Raising Health® Blog

On a September day in 2007, two grade twelve students in Nova Scotia changed the world. That day, they observed a grade nine student being bullied and harassed because he decided to wear a pink shirt for the first day of school. The grade nine student was gay, the bullies were straight, but that didn’t stop the duo from taking action.


World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, a date that was chosen because the condition is defined by the triplication  of the 21st chromosome. This triplication  leads to a predisposition to a number of health challenges, including:


One of every ten Canadians (4 million people) is living with some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of us have no idea. To mark Kidney Health Month, the Kidney Foundation of Canada has released some startling information about kidney disease, its causes, its effects and how to prevent it in the first place.


Last Friday (March 1, 2019) was Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S. and Canada. This day carves out time to take a moment and thank all the hard-working men and women who, frankly, make everything possible, in business, in government, in the non-profit sector, in the health sector. Everywhere.


After cancer, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Canada. It accounts for 29% of all deaths (more than 33,000 every year), and nine out of every ten Canadians have at least one major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Those statistics make you stop and think.



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