Health and wellness

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The effect of small changes on big habits

Many of us have habits that we want to change. There are…

 

Cinzia Cappella and Vaughn Taylor, branch manager with Sylvan Lake RBC. RBC donated $500 to cover the lunches for the Women’s Wellness Retreat event. (Photo submitted)

Treat yourself to a day out

Women’s Wellness Retreat running Sept. 24

 

A nurse practitioner has been approved for the community and he or she will be working out of the Eckville Community Health Centre. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Nurse practitioner approved for Eckville

The hard work and dedication of the Eckville and Area Wellness Coalition…

 

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors say lack of communication on epidural shortage ‘frustrating’

About 50 to 60 per cent of pregnant women across Canada rely on epidurals to manage pain

Ambulances are parked outside the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

An “intense” response to control its spread is necessary however, the panel said

FILE - This 1997 image provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the right arm and torso of a patient, whose skin displayed a number of lesions due to what had been an active case of monkeypox. As health authorities in Europe and elsewhere roll out vaccines and drugs to stamp out the biggest monkeypox outbreak beyond Africa, in 2022, some doctors are acknowledging an ugly reality: The resources to slow the disease’s spread have long been available, just not to the Africans who have dealt with it for decades. (CDC via AP, File)
The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)

Some Jif peanut butter products recalled due to potential salmonella contamination

Jars with lot codes 1274425 through 2140425 should be disposed of immediately

The makers of Jif peanut butter are recalling some of its products due to potential salmonella contamination. (Courtesy of Canadian Food Inspection Agency)
The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge around the challenging role played by Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers.

Conference builds knowledge + awareness around Alberta’s caregivers

May is Caregivers Awareness Month. Caregivers Alberta, Alberta’s only organization dedicated to…

  • May 2, 2022
The Caregivers Together 2022 conference aims to build awareness, community and knowledge around the challenging role played by Alberta’s nearly one-million caregivers.
CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and almost 80 per cent of premature heart and stroke deaths are preventable. Help save the lives of you and your loved ones by learning more about the warning signs and risk factors at notanotherminute.ca.

Albertans have big hearts. Let’s keep them beating.

Cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of deathi, but simple changes can save lives

  • Apr 4, 2022
CVD is the world’s leading cause of death, and almost 80 per cent of premature heart and stroke deaths are preventable. Help save the lives of you and your loved ones by learning more about the warning signs and risk factors at notanotherminute.ca.
The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’ policy for their meat products. They guarantee that 80 per cent of the meat they sell is sourced within 80 miles of the store, raised in low stress, comfortable environments.

The benefits of locally sourced, sustainably raised meat

The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’…

  • Jan 17, 2022
The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake has pursued a ‘locally sourced’ policy for their meat products. They guarantee that 80 per cent of the meat they sell is sourced within 80 miles of the store, raised in low stress, comfortable environments.
The Staudingers, who co-own Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake, send their kids to school with foods that keep them physically and mentally energized.

School lunch ideas for healthy and productive students

Nutrient density and food quality makes for better students, says Sylvan Lake scientist and rancher

  • Sep 27, 2021
The Staudingers, who co-own Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake, send their kids to school with foods that keep them physically and mentally energized.
Senior adults having morning tea together

Campus of care: What makes CollegeSide Gardens so unique

Housing options and long-term care are co-located in a beautiful setting

  • Jul 19, 2021
Senior adults having morning tea together
The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours it says appeal to youth

If implemented, the regulations would restrict all e-cigarette flavours except tobacco, mint and menthol

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Craig Mitchelldyer
Find healthy, whole food options at The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake, which stocks meat, cheese and pantry items from a variety of healthy local producers.

How does nutrition affect mental health?

This ranch family says an ancestral diet has made them more physically and mentally resilient

  • Apr 26, 2021
Find healthy, whole food options at The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake, which stocks meat, cheese and pantry items from a variety of healthy local producers.
The Staudinger family is passionate about regenerative farming and healthy, natural meat. Visit The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake for a great selection of local meat, cheese and pantry items.

Good meat is the core of this ranch family’s healthy diet

It started as a remedy for chronic pain, now it’s a lifestyle that benefits the whole family

  • Jan 11, 2021
The Staudinger family is passionate about regenerative farming and healthy, natural meat. Visit The Ranch Gate Market in Sylvan Lake for a great selection of local meat, cheese and pantry items.
The Central Alberta Podiatry team encourage you to treat your feet well this holiday season.

5 tips for happy, healthy winter feet

From preventing gout to protecting against frostbite, here’s what you need to know!

  • Nov 16, 2020
The Central Alberta Podiatry team encourage you to treat your feet well this holiday season.
Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19

Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19

Wolf Creek Public Schools counsellors available to help

Wellness tips, resources for children during COVID-19
‘A lot of people take their feet for granted, until there’s a problem,’ says podiatrist Darren Woodruff, from Central Alberta Podiatry.

Why putting your best foot forward is good for your wellness

Proper footwear and care is essential for good health

  • Apr 13, 2020
‘A lot of people take their feet for granted, until there’s a problem,’ says podiatrist Darren Woodruff, from Central Alberta Podiatry.
A touch of Joy Stewart

A touch of Joy Stewart

Skin health guru customizes facial treatments

  • Mar 2, 2020
A touch of Joy Stewart
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing

Fitness duo Victoria Courtnall and Hayley Gustavson add to their exercise empire

  • Oct 18, 2019
Box to the beat of music at Spar Boxing
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health

Women’s Vita medical clinic allows doctor’s true identity to shine

  • Sep 20, 2019
Dr. Ana Teresa Armas Enriquez advocates for women’s health