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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes inflammation, increased mucus, and muscle tightening causing the airways to narrow, and as a result, air can’t move through the lungs as well as it should, making it difficult to breathe. Everyone’s lungs are sensitive to different things; lungs in asthmatic people are, in simple terms, more […]

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Cleanout that Cabinet!

When was the last time you cleaned out your medicine cabinet? It is very important to check expiry dates and to discard of all outdated medications or those that show signs of breaking down. Just like food, medications spoil over time. Old ASA (eg., Aspirin®) and acetaminophen tablets that are ready to be thrown out […]

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Cold Sores

Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex. They usually appear around the mouth and on the lips. They are highly contagious but not dangerous. On average, people who get cold sores have 2 or 3 episodes a year, but this figure can vary from person to person. The most common cause of cold […]

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Watch Your Step!

Falls can lead to serious injuries, such as hip and wrist fractures, that can rob you of your independence – and even your life. In fact, falls are the main cause of serious injury and death among older people. As we age, we are more prone to falling, so be sure to get regular checkups […]

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Tension Headaches

Headaches are extremely common. Most headaches disappear on their own, or with the help of mild pain relievers. Although most headaches are mild and temporary annoyances, some people have headaches that are so severe they need to consult a doctor for pain relief. Headaches can be triggered by a variety of factors. The most common […]

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Sun Care

There is a bewildering array of skin and hair care products confronting men and women in magazine, television advertising, and at cosmetic counters. However most claims by the manufacturers are simply not true. The single most important thing you can do for your skin is to wear a sun block every day. All ultraviolet (UV) […]

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Head Lice

Did someone say… HEAD LICE? Lice are tiny parasitic insects that can take up residence in a number of different places on our body. They are not a serious medical problem, but they can be annoying and can easily spread and infect others. Head lice are usually spread among children crowded together in urban daycare […]

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First Aid Kit

Minor accidents in the home or outdoors are unexpected so it helps to be prepared. A well-stocked first aid kit can help with injuries such as basic cuts, scrapes, and burns. It is a good idea to check if your first aid kit includes the essentials and that they haven’t expired. Some items you may […]

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