Stroke Awareness Month – Canada

  A stroke happens when blood flow to any part of the brain stops, which causes damage to the brain cells. There are various side effects of strokes that depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done. Canada has dedicated the month of June to shining…


Tips to Prevent High Cholesterol

  Cholesterol is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a waxy substance that’s found in the fats in your blood. The body needs and uses cholesterol to build healthy cells, but having high levels of cholesterol can increase the risk for heart disease by making it difficult for enough blood to flow through the…

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Managing Stress for Parents

  Parents of children of all ages are forced to face many stressors in their relationships with others and in their hectic lives. Whether a stay-at-home parent or a working parent, there are many roles to juggle. Whether it’s the spousal relationship, teamwork among coworkers, or rushing kids to various extracurricular activities, the everyday…


Thyroid Disease Symptoms

  Thyroid issues can impact both men and women but are more common in women than men. Statistics say that around thirty million people in the United States are victims of thyroid conditions with half of those suffering with no diagnosis of the problem. The thyroid, is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that…


Alcohol Awareness Month

  The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) founded and continues to sponsor Alcohol Awareness Month in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with alcoholism by encouraging the education of alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism, as defined by the NCADD, is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated….


Steps to a Successful Financial Future

  When it comes to money, some of us are spenders and some are savers. Money is rarely an easy or fun thing to talk about unless you are lucky enough to fall into the small percentile of individuals who have an overabundance of it. It is important for a household to have a…


Coping with Divorce

Divorce rates and statistics seem to rise every year. In many divorce cases, children are caught in between the two parents. Though the adults were not able to maintain a healthy relationship with one another, the children should maintain healthy relationships with both parents. Some ways to help the children involved in divorce cases…

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Fun Family Activities

Every family is different. Some enjoy being indoors, some outdoors, some cooking, some eating out, and etcetera. One commonality for many families, though, is the effect technology has had on their time together. It is important for families to unplug and spend time talking to one another and having fun. Some ideas for fun…

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Eating Heart Healthy

With a new year and resolutions on our heels, many of us are still battling with making healthier choices in an effort to lose a few holiday pounds. Something that is often forgotten is that food does not only effect our waistlines, but it impacts our health and wellness as well. Sure, the treadmill…

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Know the Chemicals in Your Home

Homes serve as safe havens for their residents. When lying on a soft pillow waiting on sleep to come in the evenings, a feeling of calm and being safe is evident when tucked into bed in one’s own room. We expect homes to be clean and free of any harmful chemicals that could cause…