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In with Winter, Out with the Blues

Published: Feb. 6, 2019

For most people, feeling down during winter is temporary and the return of sunny weather is all it takes to lift spirits, while for others, the “blues” can become a more severe experience known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Meagan Sergerie share some ways to recognize SAD and tips to combat…

Protect Yourself against Shingles

Published: Feb. 6, 2019

Shingles—maybe you have heard about it from a family member or friend who had it. You may even be personally familiar with this infection and the painful skin rash and complications it is capable of causing. Regardless of what you know about shingles, I have some good news for you—you can protect yourself.

No Money for Food is … Cent$less

Published: Jan. 7, 2019

Dietetic Intern Jasmine Connelly introduces you to the food security campaign "No Money for Food is … Cent$less"

The Truth about Women and Alcohol

Published: Jan. 4, 2019

Why do Canada’s Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines recommend lower numbers for women than they do for men? Public Health Nurse Angie Royal explains.

Why Risky Play is a Good Thing

Published: Jan. 4, 2019

Risky play can be described as thrilling and exciting forms of play that involve a real or perceived risk of injury. PHU Health Promoter, Martin Paul explains why risky play is an important part of a child's development.

Let's Talk Flu

Published: Jan. 4, 2019

You might think that getting influenza is just like having a common cold, but it’s not. Have you ever talked to someone who actually got the flu? If they didn’t get the flu shot before, they’ll definitely recommend it now!