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Boosting your immune system

Everyone is constantly exposed to bacteria and viruses, in the workplace, on public transit, even while shopping at the supermarket. By merely tweaking some important lifestyle and diet choices, you can fortify your immune system to defend against everything from the common cold or flu to cancer, not just over the winter, but for a lifetime.

How to reduce your risk of dementia

As our population ages, cases of dementia in Canada are expected to double by 2031. Currently, between 6% and 15% of Canadians aged 65 and older live with some form of dementia. 

Three keys to a happier winter

Winter is upon us here in Canada. The days are shorter, the weather is colder and sunshine is a rare sight. Often, this can lead to low energy and general malaise so it’s important to be proactive about keeping a positive attitude during the colder months.

Concussions: What you need to know

There has been a lot of coverage in the media about concussions and post-concussion syndromes. A concussion, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is an injury to the brain caused by a blow or a jolt to the head, face or neck.

Buying a new home? Here’s how you could save on your home insurance

Many homebuyers don’t realize that by considering a couple of additional factors in their buying decision, they can easily save a few hundred dollars on their insurance costs every year.

Mythbuster: Black Ice

When you were first learning to drive, your instructor likely gave you the well-intended advice to “turn in the direction of the skid” if you ever hit black ice. The best way to manage black ice is to avoid it all together. If you hear travel advisories and storm warnings, do the prudent thing and stay put. If you’re already on the road when the weather turns nasty and can’t pull over, follow these steps to regain control of your car on black ice. 

Mythbuster: My provincial health plan covers trips outside the province

Sunscreen. Check. Bathing suit. Check. Travel insurance. Check? Have you ever travelled under the assumption that you are covered in case of an emergency?  Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. 

10 Tips for Safe Travel

The time leading up to a vacation - especially that last check before you leave for the airport - can be both exciting and stressful. Inevitably, it seems, you board the plane, sit down and realize you’ve forgotten something. As inconvenient as this may be, if you are aware of and remember to do the following 10 things, you’ll spend less time worrying about the “what ifs” and more time enjoying your vacation.

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