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Those Were The Days “Recognizing Our Heroes”

Those Were The Days “Recognizing Our Heroes”

I have written in previous columns the many times I sat with my Dad at the kitchen table perusing news of the war. It was 1944 and I was creeping up on my tenth birthday, D Day was blazing across the headlines and Dad patiently explained the highs and lows of  WWII, the victories, the

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Angels of Flight Celebrating 30 Years of Success…

Each of us will have a different perspective for defining success.  For some it means acquiring financial security or perhaps performance recognition or achieving academic excellence. There are commonalities that contribute to these successes including dedication, determination, commitment and collaboration.  In the world of healthcare the responsibility for someone’s care encompasses all of these virtues

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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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Angels of Flight Canada Inc. Wins Best Air Ambulance Company in Ontario

Now in its 29th year, Angels of Flight Canada Inc. serves travellers around the globe who experience a medical emergency including injury or illness, supporting the needs of healthcare providers, hospitals, a variety of government agencies, insurers, businesses, and families. We invited Gail Courneyea to tell us more. As a healthcare based company, Angels of

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Healthcare: Navigation, Education and Advocacy

George was 83 when he was admitted to hospital on Christmas day with dehydration, weakness and confusion after spending the three previous days experiencing flu-like symptoms. Three days after being admitted to the medical-surgical unit, George was diagnosed with pneumonia, moved to a private room and put under isolation. This limited his social contact and

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Independent Practice Nurses Empowering and Balancing Lives

As an RN in Independent practice, Brenda McLaughlin has had many discussions with her clients about purposeful, healthy thinking while they are in attendance at her chronic pain clinic. Using guided imagery, square breathing, and progressive relaxation she teaches calming and centering techniques and enables clients to understand that they can purposefully choose what they

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Don’t let clutter take over your life

If you have a lot of clutter in your home and have ever watched one of those television shows about hoarding, you may have felt some concern. It is important to understand the difference between the accumulation which occurs naturally over the course of our lifetime and what has become a mental health issue and

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Angels of Flight Offers Unique “Halo” Service for Travelers

  HALO Membership Launching January 24, 2015 New Health Information Service for Travellers Peterborough’s Angels of Flight have launched a new service to help Canadians and people from around the world travelling, to get their necessary medical information available to treating doctors and hospitals, in the case of emergency. For $40 (CDN) a year (Travel

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