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Learning Meditation

Learning Meditation

Meditation seems to be a real buzzword nowadays and often conjures up images of sitting in the Lotus position humming or repeating mantras in unfamiliar languages. The truth is there are many different ways to meditate and most of them are very easy. There are sitting meditations, walking meditations and even laughter meditations. We can

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10 Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy Throughout Your Life

The human urinary system is something people take for granted until a problem arises. Infection or muscle deterioration can occur, leading to pain, burning with urination, or leakage of urine. You can take a number of steps to keep your bladder in good condition throughout your life with healthy habits and regular visits to your

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Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

As the lead hospice palliative care provider for the City of Kawartha Lakes, the Community Care Health & Care Network’s goal is to provide comfort and dignity for people living with illness, as well as care and support for family members. The Network’s Palliative Care Community Team (PCCT) can help. Since 2015, the PCCT has

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Getting Healthy for Summer with Dr. Brenna Steels

Are you thinking about your ‘summer body’ as the nicer weather comes hurdling toward you? Take into consideration that every human body is different in what fuels it best; meaning you may have a food intolerance that is preventing you from achieving the results you’ve been working towards. Removing a food that is an allergen

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How To Awaken Your Spirit This Spring

Winter is an enjoyable season for many of us especially those who thrive on winter sports. As long as you don’t mind the extreme cold, the shorter days, or the reduced levels of sunshine then winter is a breeze. For others, though, it can be a little more challenging to shake off those “winter blues”.

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Flying with a Flight Nurse When Travelling with Health Issues

Nursing professionals are all faced with daily challenges, regardless of where they work.  Caring for a patient while airborne however will be entirely different from caring for a patient in a hospital setting.  Very few medical professionals have had the benefit of flight training or aeromedical education which will cause decision making to be difficult

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Caregiver Support

For many, caring for frail older adults or individuals with disabilities is a part of daily life. Care giving by family and friends is integral to maintaining the health and wellbeing of people with chronic health conditions, disabilities or age-related needs. Informal caregiver roles are becoming increasingly important, especially with our aging population. Such care

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Are You Equipped to Deal with a Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

In Canada, 35,000 to 45,000 people die of cardiac arrest each year and up to 85 percent of all cardiac arrests occur in public places or at home. Knowing how to respond to a cardiac arrest can increase the odds of survival and recovery by 30 percent or more (Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada). An

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