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Free overdose kits

Get free training and overdose kit is not a new idea. A public health emergency in 2016?  The Ontario government has been offering free training on a life saving medication called Naloxone back in 2016. Then why are we still trying to get the message out and convince people to…

Overdoses and Heart Attacks

Brought Back from the Dead: Planning for Overdoses and Heart Attacks August 8, 2019 | Jason Rivait A June 2019 Government of Canada report describes a disturbing trend of rising opioid-related deaths in Canada, a situation it called an opioid crisis. High-rise condominiums face unique challenges when planning for medical emergencies such as overdoses…

Diabetes helps prevent cancer

Diabetes medication metformin has potential to prevent ovarian cancer: Canadian study A common medication to treat Type 2 diabetes could help prevent the development of ovarian cancer, a new Canadian laboratory study suggests. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal Clinical Cancer Research, says the drug metformin may be…

More what, than my toilet!

Are you cleaning all the germiest places? Let’s take a stroll around your home and find out. Of course, we start in the bathroom, where we deposit things we’d rather not think about. Surely the toilet is the prime collector of germs, yes? No, because we obsessively clean it (or…

Call 911

Stroke and the Brain The brain is the control centre of your body. It controls how you think, feel, communicate and move. Knowing how your brain works can help you understand your stroke. Brain cells The brain is full of specialized cells called neurons. These neurons make the brain work.…

Don’t Drive

When it comes to stroke, every second counts. Literally. Most strokes are caused by a blockage stopping blood flow in the brain. From the second that blockage occurs, the brain is deprived of nutrition and oxygen; brain cells start to die. “About two million neurons and 7.5 miles of brain…

Moviegoers in Halifax save man’s life after he goes into cardiac arrest

Earl Kiley says he’s fortunate there were 2 nurses and 1 doctor in the audience, and a defibrillator on site CBC Radio · Posted: Sep 06, 2019 6:02 PM ET | Last Updated: September 9 Earl Kiley, left, was at the movies with his fiancée Janet Bousquet, right, in Halifax…

Wrong step could cost $2000

Can you feel September yet? The back to school sales, the new shoes and backpacks occupy every thought you have this week. Have you thought about September driving yet? Ahh yes we must watch and obey the school zones, give way to the large groups of students taking their time…

Bugs, Bites, and Options

Spring brings longer days, sunshine, greener grass, buds on trees, and bugs. Those pesky black flies and mosquitos start appearing and start biting. Did you know that Health Canada has approved various essential oils as natural bug repellents? So it’s no longer necessary to load up with chemicals if you…
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