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Raising Health® Blog

The holidays are here! For many Canadians, this is a time of joy and wonder. A time to take some much-deserved time off; a time to reconnect with family, and a time to focus on relaxation and fun for a change. Good for you. Enjoy!

Of course, the holidays also come with some potential risks to your health, but the best way to avoid those Grinch-like outcomes is to be aware of them. With that, please enjoy (and be mindful of) our 12 days of holiday hazards…

12/17/2018

You are at the doctor’s office. Your physician just told you that you have high cholesterol, and that she would like you to start taking statins to control it. This is a common diagnosis. In fact, about 4 in 10 Canadian adults have elevated levels of “bad cholesterol”.

12/10/2018

As another Movember winds down and men everywhere prepare to pick up neglected razors and lose that manly handlebar, pencil or chevron ‘stache, we look at how the Movember movement is helping men everywhere lose a little bit of their ‘manliness’, in the interest of good health and spending more time with loved ones. Here’s how and why ‘being a man’ became uncool…

11/28/2018

The following was previously published in Canadian HR Reporter.

Affordable benefit plans are an essential incentive for employees, but currently pose challenges for companies as costs continue to rise and health claims and prescription drug requirements become more complex.

11/12/2018

With Halloween upon us, Christmas coming fast on its heels, and candy just about everywhere for the next several months, parents should take extra care to make sure that kids, especially those under age 6, don’t mistake tricks for treats, and eat medication thinking it’s candy.

10/29/18

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