Sun
November 2016November 2016

Keep your sunny side up during dark winter days

By the time winter hits us with all of its sombre force, daylight hours can decrease by as much as 60 per cent, and this means a major drop in our intake of vitamin D.

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Cancer and Work

Easing cancer survivors back into the work force

You’ve waged a tough battle against cancer—and you’ve won. Congratulations! But what happens now that you’re ready to go back to work?

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Questions about your medication can be answered by your local pharmacist, such as those in the Proxim outlet at the Jewish General Hospital.
October 2016

Taking those first crucial steps toward reliable healthcare info

When you have a health problem, you may actually have two problems: The first is your health, and second is deciding where to go and with whom to speak.

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Vegetables

Grow your way to a healthier you!

Why not top up your plate with produce that you’ve grown yourself?

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Sleep
April 2016April 2016

Aside from making you feel good, sleep is essential to overall health

Sleeplessness is more just than an inconvenience. Adequate sleep is a key component of a healthy lifestyle, and too little of it can have serious consequences.

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Household chemicals

Make your house a “home safe home”

Even with the arrival of great summer weather, we still spend a lot of time indoors. That’s why it’s always the season to make sure our homes are safe and healthy.

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Publications
September 2015September 2015

Your trusted source of healthcare information

An abundance of informative and reliable material on a wide array of healthcare topics is right at your fingertips, thanks to the librarians of the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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Hands

Is your skin irritated?
Don’t make any rash assumptions

Now that winter has finally released its grip on us, it’s tempting to think we’re done with dry, itchy skin for a while. But sometimes the cold weather isn’t to blame.

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Ultrasound and pregnancy
Spring 2015Spring 2015

Get ready – baby’s on the way!

ongratulations, you’re pregnant! Now’s the time when you moms-to-be (and dads, too!) are going to need answers to all sorts of questions in order to make wise choices during the coming months and right up to the birth. After all, pregnancy involves a great many changes in the daily routines …

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Peace of mind in a second opinion
Fall 2014

Peace of mind in a second opinion

You’ve met with your doctor, and now you’ve got to make a tough decision about your troubling diagnosis. Feel uncertain? Then don’t rush it: get a second opinion. But this step, too, may seem daunting. Do you discuss a referral with your own doctor? What if you have to find the second physician by yourself?

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