Health

Ontario Invests in community grants for seniors

The Province of Ontario is investing in grants for not-for-profit community organizations that offer programs for seniors. Funding is split into two streams, with unincorporated non-profits eligible for up to $3,000, and incorporated not-for-profit community groups eligible for up to ...

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5 lesser-known foods to add to your diet

Top raw foods chef and author of Sweetly Raw Desserts, Heather Pace, shares nutrient-rich food ingredients for improving overall health and well-being. March 1st, 2017 marks the beginning of National Nutrition Month, an over 30-year-old campaign designed to focus on bettering ...

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More hospitals or more vitamins?

An acquaintance of mine in his late 70s recently told a group that he had just been hospitalized with pneumonia for five days. The local hospital system, he said, was completely gridlocked, jammed to the rafters with people like him. ...

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Toronto households in national health survey

Approximately 500 national households will be randomly selected to participate in the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS), a national health survey conducted by Statistics Canada. In Toronto West, the health survey will begin on Feb. 14, 2017. Two-phase survey The first ...

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Protect your kids when they’re online

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) is introducing a new, free resource to help parents talk online safety with their kids.online kids Safety Rocks is an activity book aimed at children in Grades 3 and 4. Jack, Olivia ...

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4 ways to save money on prescriptions

Canada’s health-care system has a fundamental flaw: lack of a publicly-funded pharmacare program. But there are ways to manage your prescription medication costs.med savings Our universal health-care system provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need rather than ...

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