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SAD Winter: How to Boost Your Mood When the Days are Shorter

Though it’s approaching a merry time of year, the winter months can be tough.    Shorter days and the colder weather of winter can lead to seasonal depression, also known as the “winter blues” or “SAD”, which can cause feelings of sadness and low energy levels.    Seasonal depression typically makes people feel extreme fatigue,…

Winter Blues: Preparation Tips for Seasonal Depression (SAD)

As the air cools and the days get shorter, an annual guest gets ready to pay many Canadians an unwanted visit.    The winter blues.    The winter can be a difficult time for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as seasonal depression – especially if they don’t know is how…

Is it Just the Sniffles? Signs that Your Seasonal Flu Might Require a Doc Visit

It’s that time of year again: the leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler…    and seasonal flu season is in full swing.    Each year in Canada, the seasonal flu causes an average of 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths.   While many people might just chalk up a case of the sniffles…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Checking for a Pulse During CPR

One of the biggest indicators that someone is in need of CPR is if they have no pulse, as this signifies that the heart is no longer pumping blood throughout their body.    Without oxygenated blood circulating, the brain and body will die.    But, should rescuers be checking for a pulse during CPR? What…

Hypothermia… in the Summer?

When you think “hypothermia”, you probably think of snow, frigid conditions, and below-zero temperatures. During these hot summer days spent sunbathing and boating, hypothermia likely isn’t crossing your mind!   But, believe it or not, you can also get this dangerous condition in the summertime.   In fact, according to the Farmers’ Almanac, more people…