Vegetables
April 2016Health tips

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 2016Health tips

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
Health tipsSeptember 2015

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
Health tipsSeptember 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
Health tipsSpring 2015

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
Health tipsSpring 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 2014Health tips

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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Don’t let social media make you anti-social
Fall 2014Health tips

Don’t let social media make you anti-social

Maybe it’s time to put your face in a book, instead of putting so much time into Facebook. Not that social media deserve a bad rap, since they do have their benefits.

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Here’s the point: get a flu shot
Fall 2014Health tips

Here’s the point: get a flu shot

With the fall months come crisp morning air, a quiet(er) home with the kids back in school, dreams of a winter beach vacation—and the flu. All it takes is one person to bring home the flu, and before long, everyone has it. So this year, stay one step ahead and get vaccinated.

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Is your fitness routine boring? Then go exploring!
Fall 2014Health tips

Is your fitness routine boring? Then go exploring!

For some people, getting motivated to exercise is a snap. They take a walk, go for a swim or head over to the gym—and their fitness needs are met. But for others, finding the right fit isn’t so simple.

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