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Health Matters

Summer Vacation - Planning Ahead

July 1st, 2016

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
Summer is a great time to enjoy the warmer weather by planning more outdoor activities and taking family trips together. Whenever you’re…

Summer Bedtime

June 28th, 2016

By Heather N. Plante
The sun’s still up so it’s too early for bedtime, right?  - Definitely NOT! Frequently I am told, “My children are always up at the crack of dawn – 6/6:30 – even…

Eating together

June 15th, 2016

Studies show that families who sit down to regular meals together tend to eat better. Like most Canadians, you're probably juggling work and family life, leaving little time to cook and eat together.…

Physical activity needs of children and youth

June 14th, 2016

Children are naturally energetic, but without encouragement, they may become inactive. These days, many children spend more and more time sitting – in class, on a school bus, using the computer, playing…

This Could Save A Life

June 1st, 2016

Take it from these Canadians who may be alive today because someone knew the signs of stroke.
Meri Griffiths couldn’t talk. As the 62-year-old slipped into garbled speech, her daughter Keri-Lee…

Here Comes Summer...Get Out and Play!

May 1st, 2016

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
It's an exciting time to welcome summer and get outside and play! The warmer weather offers even more ways to be active. Outdoor play helps…

How to Choose an Orthodontist

May 1st, 2016

Submitted by Signature Orthodontics
For many, the search for an Orthodontist is a new experience and it can be challenging to know where to start. It is a common misconception that someone must…

6 Facts About Scoliosis Every Parent Should Know

May 1st, 2016

By Sarah Southon
As spring approaches and we start to peel off our layers of winter clothes, now is a great time to check your child’s back for signs of scoliosis. Here are six important points…

What Every Person Should Know About Cosmetic Contact Lenses

March 3rd, 2016

Submitted by the Alberta Association of Optometry 
Coloured lenses are an exciting way to change your look, but many people don’t realize their vision may be at risk. 
“People don’t…

Becoming a Parent - Caring For Yourself and Your Relationships

March 1st, 2016

Submitted by the Healthy Parents, Healthy Children Team
Did you know that you’ve actually been a parent since you first found out you were having a baby? It may feel more real now that your baby…

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