Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Public Health Emergency?

 That’s what the Canadian government calls it, yet they have known about it for years. Since October 2013 the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) has offered free training and kit supplies to many agencies including Public Health Units throughout the province.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This app could save your life!

This app and training can save lives!

Dr. Cheskes reminds us that cardiac arrest can happen 
anywhere and at anytime

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Golden Locks with a Golden Tongue?

Part 2…

I had a feeling some new revelations would occur since my last article and boy is there more news. Like, did you hear Ryan is a star dancer from the 23rd season of “Dancing with the Stars”. But more about that later because there are still a few questions to be answered like:

Does he believe his status as an Olympic swimmer and television star will protect him?
Do his lies have anything to do with the hope of not losing endorsements and money?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Golden Locks with a Golden Tongue?

Four young men went out on the town high from an Olympic gold medal win and lots of alcohol. These men used poor judgement. But one of these men turned that poor decision into an international controversy.

The story about the American swimmers being robbed at gunpoint while bar hopping created an international incident. Ryan Lochte, 32, went public with what he now admits was an exaggerated story that grabbed world sympathy.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Horsing Around?

I have fond memories of summers as a young teen horseback riding at a local stable. Looking back at those memories I have to smile. Never did I imagine that I would ever see dogs or cats in nursing homes or hospitals; I certainly never imagined the value of horseback riding as therapeutic.

Equestrian therapy has proved to help adults and children with physical and mental disabilities in three main ways. Horse riding has improved not only their physical abilities but their mental and social abilities.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

What is a severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)?

A severe allergic reaction, also known as anaphylaxis, occurs in some people when they are exposed to a usually harmless substance, called an allergy trigger.

The body overreacts to allergy triggers and releases chemicals to protect itself. In severe cases, this reaction produces life-threatening symptoms.
Common triggers that can lead to a severe allergic reaction include:
  • Food
  • Insect stings and bites
  • Medication
  • Latex
  • Exercise

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Oh Canada Eh!

With Canada Day here, I thought a great way to celebrate our 149th birthday is to share some strange but true facts that will make you proud to say “I’m a Canuck eh!”

1. Winnipeg is the Garter snake capital of the world. Every spring tens of thousands of these guys emerge from their dens
2. We have a SNOLAB. Yep, a snow lab. Where is it located? Well, it’s in a 2 km