Today is World Cancer Day

 Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and accounted for 7.6 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2008. Each year on 4 February, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.Related links … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Make Death Wait

 February is Heart Month! Your gift of just a few hours helps us all get more time Heart disease and stroke take 1 in 3 Canadians before their time and it is the #1 killer of women. By volunteering in your neighbourhood for Heart Month this February, you can help change these alarming statistics. … [Read more...]

Healthy Living – Why is a hysterectomy performed?

The most common reason a hysterectomy is performed is for uterine fibroids. The next most common reasons are: abnormal uterine bleeding (vaginal bleeding) cervical dysplasia (pre-cancerous condition of the cervix) endometriosis uterine prolapse I referenced the following sites for the information contained in this post … [Read more...]