Health tips

October 1, 2016

Becoming pregnant can be an exciting time. One of the most important things you can do to prepare for pregnancy is make sure you’re eating a healthy diet. Prenatal nutrition is very important, and getting a head start will pay dividends once you get pregnant. A healthy diet can help boost your fertility, help get your body ready for pregnancy and help keep you healthy.

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September 1, 2016

As people age, they tend to start thinking about what would happen if they fall ill and about the type of care they would like to receive in their final days. However, depending on your state of health, you may not have the ability to communicate your wishes to medical professionals. To ensure your wishes are carried out, it’s important to have a health care proxy.

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September 1, 2016

When people start planning for retirement, they think of the extra time they will have to spend with family, the trips they want to take and other things they can now more easily enjoy. Although they know that health care is an important consideration, many are shocked when they find out just how much health care can cost and how much they may need to pay out of pocket. Many health care needs are not covered by OHIP or through an employer’s health benefits.

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September 1, 2016

Did you know that tens of thousands of children in Ontario require speech therapy? Most people don’t. However, the waiting lists for in-school speech therapy are extremely long, and many children must wait for months or even years for proper care.

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September 1, 2016

Are you having trouble sleeping or getting the recommended eight hours of sleep each night? Many Canadians are, and it may have more to do with your socio-economic status than you realize.

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September 1, 2016

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women, and it is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. The Canadian Cancer Society estimated that in 2015, 25,000 women would be diagnosed with breast cancer, 5,000 women would die from the disease and 68 Canadian women would be diagnosed with breast cancer each day.

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