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Make a change for the greener good

Everyone’s going green these days. It’s a global movement to help heal the earth and protect it for future generations. With the sunny days upon us, we can lower the thermostat and open the windows, use the BBQ more instead of the oven, and enjoy longer days demanding less energy from our lights. This is the perfect season to start taking small steps towards big change. Who knows? You may feel inspired to continue living green all year long! Read Full Article

Can Periodontal Disease Ruin Your General Health?

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gum and surrounding tissue and is the major cause of about 70% of adult tooth loss. It affects three out of four people in their adult lives. Read Full Article

Get smart about spending and saving

Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that reads, “Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?” While this may prompt a smile for some, for others it may be hitting a little close to home.
If unexpected expenses, impulse purchases, rising costs of food and utilities, and the economic downturn have your paycheque stretched to the max, take heart. You’re not alone in feeling the pinch. Best of all, by employing some common sense budgeting, spending and saving smarts you will soon feel more in control of your financial situation. Read Full Article

Pull Out Your Slow Cooker and Make it Easy

The slow cooker has been a staple appliance in North American cooking for more than 60 years, but the historical roots of slow-cooked cuisine actually stretch back as early as our hunter/gatherer days. Indigenous man placed hardy vegetables and coarse meat on cooler embers tucked alongside the fire. Cooking their meals at lower temperatures over a longer period helped to unlock full, rich flavours from root vegetables and turned sinewy meat into mouthwatering, tasty bites. Read Full Article

Unusual Suspects: What is fueling the spread of disease?

Although eating right, drinking moderately, exercising regularly and not smoking are still important factors in warding off disease, more and more people are asking the question, “Is this enough?”

The fact is that today, cancer is more prevalent than ever. Nearly one out of every two Canadians will be affected by it. And many of those stricken by the disease will have followed the rules for healthy living. So what else is going on? Read Full Article

Understanding Ovarian Cancer: The Whispering Disease

In Canada today, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not been affected by cancer. Whether it’s a family member, a friend or oneself, every Canadian has experienced the cruelties of the disease that can come in so many forms. Read Full Article