Feb 5th – 11th is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The aim of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is to educate the public on the relationship between dieting, body dissatisfaction, and eating disorders, as well as to increase awareness of the social factors (including media) that can contribute to the development of body image issues and eating disorders. … [Read more...]

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...]