Millions of Reasons — World CP day

By Steve Bond Today, October 6th, marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. And there are millions of reasons to celebrate the diversity, raise awareness and support those living with Cerebral Palsy. In fact there are 17 million reasons to...

Understanding Arthritis

Daria Horbal, Pharm.D, RPh Statistics state that 1 in 5 adults suffer from some type of arthritis. Arthritis, which means joint inflammation, is the pain, stiffness and swelling of one or more of your joints. There are many...

Cystic Fibrosis: Takes Your Breath Away

May has been designated National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.  Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.  According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it is estimated that, in this country, 1 in 3600 children...

What is Celiac Disease? By Steve Bond

It is a life-long autoimmune condition that affects 1 in 100 Canadians. Sadly, only 20% of those affected have a confirmed diagnosis. I’m speaking about Celiac disease, and in May, attention to raising awareness on what it is...
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Managing Diabetes When You Are Ill

Canadians suffer from approximately 7.5 million colds per year. 2.3 million cases of gastroenteritis (stomach flu), and there are approximately 1.8 million people in Canada over the age of 12 who have diabetes. I'm not a math prodigy,...
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Colorectal Cancer We’ll Talk About It

March has been designated National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and while colon cancer is not a comfortable topic for many, it is essential to raise awareness as it is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Ontario...
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World Cancer Day 2021 – Steve Bond

Today Feb 4, 2021, is World Cancer Day. 9.6 million people worldwide die from cancer each year. It is estimated that one-third of all cancer cases are preventable and another third are curable, if detected early and treated...
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Aids to Help Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers

January brings cold temperatures, snow, a new year and is also Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal condition affecting the brain: how people feel, think, and behave. Performing simple activities of daily living such as dressing,...
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Don’t Forget About Alzheimer’s Disease

Happy New Year to one and all!  This time of year, we look to the future while we reflect on our past.  But what if it were harder and harder to remember the past?  What if your memory...
World Lymphedema Day March 6

World Lymphedema Day

On March 6th, it is National Oreo Day in the U.S (the famous cookie was named on this day in 1912). March also means that there are only two more weeks until spring (I know I can’t wait). ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness

Landmarks across Canada such as the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and others are lighting up blue during September to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.Prostate cancer (Note: it’s pronounced proSTATE not proSTRATE.) is the most common cancer among Canadian men. According...