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Raising Health® Blog

Overview of rare diseases in Canada


While February is a time when Cupid takes aim at the heart, it also marks the start of Hearth Month. This is a great reminder for each of us to think about our heart health – especially women.


One of the biggest threats to quality of life for people over 50 is osteoporosis, a condition defined by reduced bone density that makes bones more brittle and leads to frequent fractures, often from relatively minor falls or even everyday activities. The problem is related to ageing, but affects women disproportionately, and as such is a major area of concern in women’s health.


2020 is not only a new year, but a whole new decade. If you’re a smoker, it’s very possible that this is the year that you’re finally going to quit smoking for good. Hey, why not? 2020 is a nice round number, and there’s no better time than now to make a fresh start, start making healthier choices, and start feeling better about yourself.


Now that the gifts have been opened and put away, the glow of holiday lights has dimmed, it’s time to get back to reality. While some revel in the holiday hustle and bustle being over, it can spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for some – also known as a “happiness hangover” – especially if the groundhog predicts another six weeks of winter next month.



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