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Raising Health® Blog

With all the problems that we have to deal with in the modern world, from traffic jams to climate change, from bullying to terrorism, there is one problem that is tied into all the others, that affects almost everyone, that often leads to illness and devalues our quality of life. But stress doesn’t always get a fair shake as far as problems go. We fundraise to fight cancer and hold marches to increase awareness of homophobia, but it’s very hard to find a politician going on about stress.


On a September day in 2007, two grade twelve students in Nova Scotia changed the world. That day, they observed a grade nine student being bullied and harassed because he decided to wear a pink shirt for the first day of school. The grade nine student was gay, the bullies were straight, but that didn’t stop the duo from taking action.


World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, a date that was chosen because the condition is defined by the triplication  of the 21st chromosome. This triplication  leads to a predisposition to a number of health challenges, including:


One of every ten Canadians (4 million people) is living with some form of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and most of us have no idea. To mark Kidney Health Month, the Kidney Foundation of Canada has released some startling information about kidney disease, its causes, its effects and how to prevent it in the first place.


Last Friday (March 1, 2019) was Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S. and Canada. This day carves out time to take a moment and thank all the hard-working men and women who, frankly, make everything possible, in business, in government, in the non-profit sector, in the health sector. Everywhere.



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