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Improving Health

The United Nations has declared October 13 the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), aimed at encouraging citizens and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient communities and nations. The 2016 IDDR theme is “Live to Tell.” This year’s campaign is called the Sendai Seven, which is centred on the seven targets of the Sendai Framework—the first of which is reducing disaster mortality.

10/12/2016

It’s that time of year! Back to school madness or first day of school sadness. While you may have started preparing for your child’s return to school by purchasing them new school supplies or their first-day-of-school outfit, it’s important to remember that if your child uses prescription medications during school hours, here are some tips to help keep them safe and give you peace of mind:

08/15/2016

The global impact of viral hepatitis is startling: Although it is largely preventable, 10 million people are newly infected. While it is relatively easy to diagnose, 95% of those who have it don’t know. Only 1.0% of those who are infected get treatment. And, sadly, about 1.4 million people die needlessly each year.

07/25/2016

Gardening offers many physical and mental benefits. It can help reduce stress, improve mental health and when done safely, provide a good source of physical activity to help build stronger bones and muscles.

05/16/2016

While springtime means flowers and blooming trees, it also means that allergy season is looming and that means that billions of tiny pollen will be triggering allergy symptoms in millions of people. And, let’s face it, these symptoms can make you irritable and affect your quality of life by disrupting your sleep and your ability to be productive at home and work.

05/02/2016

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