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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...
Mahdi, Yurek Pharmacist

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...
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Hearing Loss in Infants

As a father, I can attest to the fact that there is no better sound in the world than a child’s laughter and one of the greatest feelings is the excitement that comes from a toddler when they...

Shedding Some Light on SAD

Cliff Arnall was a scientist at Cardiff University in Wales.  No, he didn’t invent the lightbulb. (That was Canadian Henry Woodward who later sold the patent to Thomas Edison).  Dr. Arnall calculated the saddest day of the year.  ...

World Suicide Prevention Day — A Focus on Suicide

According to Statistics Canada, close to 4000 Canadians die from suicide each year. Over the past 10 years, this translates to 40,000 lives lost — equivalent to the population of St. Thomas! To further highlight the impact of...