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Beating the Winter Blues

Do you get the winter blues? That wave of gloomy emotions that comes with slushy sidewalks, dark days and sniffly noses? When we’re down in the dumps, we tend to consume more snacks, watch more TV and stay...

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...
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sleepless in Ontario – A Look at Obstructive Sleep Apnea

By: Steve Bond, BScPhm, RPh, CDE Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition where the upper airway collapses frequently during sleep and breathing stops. This may lead to loud snoring, abrupt awakenings accompanied by gasping or choking, morning...
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Hypothermia and Frostbite – By Steve Bond

It's February which the coldest month of the year as we battle polar vortexes and frigid temperatures. Two concerns with exposure to these low temperatures are hypothermia and frostbite. The body temperature (orally) is about 37 °C. Hypothermia...

Move for Men’s Mental Health – Steve Bond

June is famous for the start of summer, having the longest day of the year and of course Father’s Day. It is also Canadian Men’s Health Month, and observes International Men’s Health Week (June 14-20). This year, the theme is “Move for Your Mental...
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How to Deal with Low Blood Sugar – Mahdi Khanafer

Diabetic hypoglycemia occurs when someone with diabetes has a low blood glucose level (BGL). Glucose is the fuel for the body and brain, so you cannot function well if you do not have enough. Blood glucose/sugar readings of...