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Cannabis and Pregnancy

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, pregnant and breastfeeding women or those that might become pregnant need information on how to make...

I Hear You: The Power of Validation

by Nancy Bergeron, Registered Provisional Psychologist Validation is a way that we communicate acceptance of others. Validation doesn't mean agreeing or approving. When someone...

It’s Not Too Late to Get Immunized

The influenza season is in full swing and is far from over. Every Albertan over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated...

Beat the Seasonal Blues: Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many people feel sluggish in the winter, but for those affected with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the problem goes beyond being gloomy. People...

More than Meets the Eye: Winter Eye Care

Your eyes need extra care in the winter. We asked ophthalmologist Dr. Jessica Ting, from the Eye Institute of Alberta, and optometrist Dr....

National Non-Smoking Week: What are your reasons?

Over the past 30 years, Canada has dedicated a week to advocate and promote awareness about the health effects of tobacco. Alberta Health...

Preventing Injury When Snow Shovelling

Snow shovelling is one of the most frequent causes of back injuries in the winter months. When done improperly, it can lead to...

January Wellness

Ah…the first week of January. By now, most of us are tired of the eating, drinking, socializing and the break from routine that...

Well, It’s a New Year!

by Nancy Bergeron, Registered Provisional Psychologist How about making some resolutions that you can keep and that are great for your mental wellbeing? You...

The 5 Habits That Will Help You Master Your Wellness and Weight Loss

Nothing can be more frustrating while attempting to lose weight than putting in the effort and not seeing the results. What gives? Why...

Pharmacist’s Corner: Head Lice

by Amyn Kanjee, B.Sc. Pharm Now that school is back in session, parents start to fear the notice regarding a potential head lice infestation....