The seven pillars of self care

  The seven pillars of self care July 24 marks International Self Care Day, but what exactly does this day recognize? Self-care is what people do to keep themselves healthy, whether that means staying active, taking over the counter drugs for minor ailments or just being informed and knowledgeable about your own health. “Self Care Day was started in Shanghai …

Self care effective for heartburn relief

  Self care effective for heartburn relief Heartburn and indigestion can affect up to four out of every 10 people and it’s also an ailment that is a great candidate for self care, according to both Consumer Health Products Canada and Self Care Forum, a British-based promoter of self-care practices. Heartburn or indigestion, which is also known as dyspepsia, presents …

Use, store and dispose of medications safety

  Use, store and dispose of medications safety Using over the counter medications to treat minor illnesses and symptoms is effective, but care must be taken to ensure the medication is taken, stored and disposed of properly. According to Health Canada, both prescription and non-prescription drugs can cause side effects or allergic reactions. Both types of drugs can also have …

Use reliable sources, 811 lines to find accurate healthcare information

  Use reliable sources, 811 lines to find accurate healthcare information While visiting a doctor or emergency room is definitely recommended for serious injuries or sicknesses, there is a lot of information that Canadians can find on their own to treat more minor injuries or ailments at home, according to Consumer Health Products Canada, an association that represents the consumer …

Self-care could free up thousands of doctors or more than $1.5 billion

  Self-care could free up thousands of doctors or more than $1.5 billion If Canadians who go to the doctor for minor ailments such as coughs, colds or heartburn, just to confirm what they think they already know chose self care instead to treat their symptoms, it could free up enough doctor time that 500,000 more Canadians could have a …

Self care becoming more common for chronic ailments

  Self care becoming more common for chronic ailments Although many people may think about self care as treating minor symptoms that likely don’t need the attention of the family doctor or emergency room, it’s also becoming increasingly important in the treatment of chronic issues, according to Gerry Harrington, vice president, policy and regulatory affairs with Consumer Health Products Canada. …

Cyberbullying reaching adults in the workplace

Cyberbullying reaching adults in the workplace Cyberbullying is often seen as something that happens to teens and students, but according to new research, online bullying has also spread into the adult population through universities and workplaces. Contrary to popular belief, a recently published study demonstrated that cyberbullying is not just a childhood phenomenon anymore. Researchers are beginning to explore cyberbullying …

The legal consequences of cyberbullying

  The legal consequences of cyberbullying Public Safety Canada (PSC) is reminding Canadians that on top of consequences imposed by schools or employers, there are also many legal consequences to cyberbullying in Canada. One of those consequences could from a new law, The Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act, which came into effect in March of this year. “It brings …

Understand the bystander’s role in cyberbullying

  Understand the bystander’s role in cyberbullying While it can take just one teen to start the humiliation and harassment of another person, often times bystanders help perpetuate the bullying, giving the bully more power and momentum. But according to Public Safety Canada (PSC), it doesn’t have to be that way. There are two types of bystanders – active and …

Strathcona residents spend more on dining that Edmonton, Canada average

  Strathcona residents spend more on dining that Edmonton, Canada average With so many new restaurants popping up in Sherwood Park over recent years, this may come as no surprise, but Strathcona County residents really enjoy dining out. In a recent retail market study conducted by the county, it found that residents spend an average for $1040 per capita in …