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What cause Neck Pain?

Neck pain can occur in multitudes of areas ranging from the bottom of the head to the top of the shoulders. It is commonly caused by strain to the neck muscles which can hinder the movement of the head and neck.  In addition, neck pain can be caused by injuries such as motor vehicle accidents or a fall from a height.  This can cause whiplash – the sudden and rapid movement of the neck straining the neck muscles. In younger [...]

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A Healthy Diet

What is a healthy diet? A healthy diet is one that either maintains or improves overall health. Choosing a variety from each of the four food groups from Canada’s Food Guide, eating the recommended amount of food according to the age, sex and activity level, and limiting the intake of foods high in sodium, fat, and sugar all constitutes to a healthy diet. The word “diet” is linked to a negative outlook on eating habits and is the opposite [...]

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What cause Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be troublesome and can affect all types of individuals. It can limit or hinder the ability to perform daily tasks as simple as climbing stairs. Injury can cause knee pain due to torn ligaments or ruptured cartilage however, medical conditions such as arthritis, gout and various infections can result in knee pain as well. The most common cause of knee pain in adults is a result of arthritis – inflammation of the joints and more specifically osteoarthritis [...]

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Canadian Opioid Crisis

Canada is currently facing an opioid crisis that claimed the lives of 2458 Canadian residents in 2016. Opioid addiction is a public health concern that requires the collaboration between numerous parties including healthcare professionals, governments, communities, and individual members of society. In this blog, I will discuss key strategies and initiatives to help combat the opioid crisis. Supervised injection sites are legal and medically-supervised facilities designed to reduce harm and prevent deaths from opioid overdoses. Users are encouraged to come [...]

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The Hip Pain

The hip – known to be the largest ball and socket joint of our bodies, can withstand significant wear and tear. It takes considerable force to seriously damage a healthy hip. Whenever the hip is being exercised, the cartilage (rubber-like padding) prevents friction and allows for smooth movement of the hip. Over time and constant use, the cartilage can start to wear down leading to increased friction and ultimately hip pain. The muscles of the thighs, lower back, groin and [...]

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New Resistance to Antibiotics and why it’s becoming a worldwide problem.

Antibiotics are drugs that are used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. However, with the increasing worldwide use of them over the years, humans are now becoming immune to the beneficial effects of them. Simply put, the bacteria is now becoming resistant and is continuing to grow. Taking a closer look, if you were to take antibiotics such as penicillin to treat diseases like an ear infection, the antibiotic would destroy most of the bacteria causing the ear infection but [...]

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