August, 2020

Health & Wellness

Study: Dentist Visits Too Infrequent for Canada Pre-schoolers:

A recent Canadian study published in the Pediatrics Journal came to some alarming conclusions about parents’ oral health care initiatives for their children (or lack thereof). The study found that less than 1% of healthy children receive dental care as recommended by health professionals by the time they are 1-year-old. Families participating in the study had their children’s’ dental habits …

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Trick-or-Treat But Save Your Teeth!

Must-know info about your kids’ oral hygiene: SmileTown Dental Team’s guide to keeping your kids’ teeth as protected as possible this Halloween
 
 It’s the most frightening time of year for all dentists who treat children : Halloween! Nightmares fill our minds with images of angry red-eyed cavities and ghost-like plaque attacking the teeth of our beloved patients! We know Halloween …

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Canada Needs a National Pharmacare Plan

  Health care in Canada is delivered through a publicly funded Health Care system, which is mostly free at the point of use and has most services provided by private entities. It is guided by the provisions of the Canadian Health Act of 1984, which came in to effect by Vision & Lobbying of Tommy Douglas .The government assures the quality of care through federal …

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Brand Name Medicine: Waste of Money?

   A recent health survey found that in 2014 alone, Canadians spent an astounding 33.9 billion dollars on pharmaceutical drugs1. With the cost of medicines slowly rising, pharmacists are giving their patients the same advice: buy generic medicine. What is generic medicine? Pharmacist Jaspreet Virdi explains that after a company gets approval for a new medicine, Health Canada awards them …

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The Science Behind Why You Felt Happier This Summer

You don’t need a scientist to tell you that summer is associated with brightness, sunny beaches, uplifted spirits and the 5-year-old inside of you urging you to go outside. What you may not know, however, is that there is biological research explaining why people tend to be happier in the summer. Let’s start off with some basic biology: melatonin is …

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Woman Tattoos Own Face to Cover Burn Scars

Basma Hameed: A Pioneer in the Burn World When Basma was just two-years-old, her eight-year-old brother wanted to surprise their parents by making them dinner on a pan with hot oil. His sweet and caring gesture quickly turned into a nightmare for his younger sister. He put frozen meat into the oil filled pan and it quickly caught fire. As …

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I Lost 50 lb in 12 weeks

It’s very difficult to lose weight. That’s something that either you would have experienced yourself, or you would have been told by people trying to shed pounds. The difficulty actually comes in two stages. The first stage is of course the process of trying to lose weight itself. There are countless diets and weight-loss plans floating around out there which …

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10 common reasons why we don’t exercise

We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted “reasons”, and the reality behind them: Reason 1: I just don’t have time. Facts: Everyone’s day is 24 hours. It’s all …

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EASY-TO-FOLLOWUP TIPS FOR HEALTH SKIN

If you’ve resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders. Sangeeta Velaskar, vice president and head (Medical Services and Research and Development) at Kaya Skin Clinic, lays emphasis on proper sleep and drinking water regularly to stay fit and glowing, read a statement. Here’s what Velaskar suggests: Sleep like you mean it …

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