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Consumer Information
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(NC) Sometimes, when in a hurry to prepare a meal for the kids we may forget some basic safety prep. But recent investigations have linked frozen raw breaded chicken products to Salmonella outbreaks. That's why it's important to handle this food safely.
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(NC) Many people know about the risk of illness when consuming raw dough or batter that uses raw eggs. Did you know that consuming raw flour can also be risky? Flour can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli and should only be consumed once cooked.
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(NC) Baking and arts and crafts are fun activities that the whole family can do together. However, they can involve an ingredient that can be contaminated with harmful bacteria such as E. coli. That ingredient is flour.
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(NC) Most oral cavity cancers can be treated if discovered early. Dental hygienists provide oral cancer screenings at each appointment and will make referrals to specialists if they spot anything unusual.
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(NC) Dental hygienists are oral health experts and primary healthcare providers. They work in traditional dental offices and independent dental hygiene practices, clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities and the community.
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(NC) Dental hygienists, our partners in disease prevention, know the importance of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. They share their wisdom at every dental visit, debunking the oral health myths that prevent us from enjoying a perfect smile.
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(NC) Good oral health is essential to total health and well-being at any age. Parents and guardians can reduce the risks of dental decay by helping children and youth with their daily oral hygiene care.
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(NC) Today's seniors can expect to keep most, if not all, of their teeth as they age thanks to healthier lifestyles and advances in oral and medical care. But keeping those natural teeth healthy can be a challenge.
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(NC) When asked, most Canadians support organ and/or tissue donation. But in Ontario, only 32 per cent have formally registered their consent.
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(NC) Most of us support improving and saving lives through organ and tissue donation, but only a fraction of us actually take the time to register.
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(NC) With summer around the corner, it's time to start preparing your home for outdoor entertaining and long days of sunshine. This starts with the right window fashions, which can help you control light and transition between environments.
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(NC) Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, so you want to make sure you find the right agent who is on your side to make the process smoother.
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(NC) Spring is a popular time for listing homes.. Use these tips from the Real Estate Council of Ontario to get started.
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(NC) If you're thinking about buying a home this year, there are some simple things you can do to make the process easier and safer. Check out these tips from the Real Estate Council of Ontario, which looks out for buyers and sellers.
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(NC) Many of us with pain are prescribed painkillers. Opioids are one of the most commonly prescribed pain medications in Canada, and are necessary for some people to lead productive lives and to manage their pain.
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(NC) You may have heard the term “antimicrobial or antibiotic resistance” — but what does it really mean? And why should you care?Antibiotics are medicines that can quickly help to treat some types of infection caused by bacteria. Antimicrobial resistance means that various types of germs survive even when medicines are used to treat them.
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(NC) At some point in your life you likely have been prescribed an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection.
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(NC) This season brings with it the crunch of snow under your boot, the wonderful feeling of ducking in from the cold and the dreaded tickle in the back of your throat. Getting sick is never fun, and it's especially common in winter. Get a leg up on cold and flu season with these tips:
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(NC) Mushrooms are one of the greatest superfoods for a wide variety of reasons. Not only are they available and grown all year long, they are packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants and fibre.
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(NC) Buying a new laundry pair can feel overwhelming — a trip to your local big box store can feel like an onslaught of features and benefits. How can you cut through the clutter to find a washer and dryer that will truly make your life easier? Take a few tips from Mike Holmes, Canada's most trusted contractor and handyman. For him, it's all about three key decisions:
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(NC) An organized and well-designed laundry room can make everyday chores quicker and easier. Refreshing this space is a great project for spring. As Canada's most trusted contractor and handyman, Mike Holmes has seen it all — from faulty venting to amateur plumbing to flooring gone wrong. Here he shares his expertise so you can avoid laundry room letdown.
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(NC) A recent study found that we spend three years on average of our life preparing meals. Not to mention time spent putting away groceries, cleaning, and just grabbing a cup of tea. It's no wonder so many of us get the itch to change up the look of our kitchen spaces.
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(NC) Everyone looks for ways to save money on their energy bills. Fortunately, with the rise of smart home technology and eco-friendly products, going green has never been easier. Naomi Resnick, manager of environmental sustainability at The Home Depot Canada, offers a few helpful tips to get started.
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(NC) A sound roof protects your home and family, but after a particularly rough winter it is vulnerable to wear and tear. Jack Rende, senior merchant for building materials at the Home Depot Canada shares three steps to a roof that stops leaks and increases curb appeal.
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(NC) Getting a new furry friend is very exciting, but the responsibility that comes with it can be overwhelming. Provide your pooch with the best care possible by steering clear of these common mistakes according to PetSmart's learning centre.
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(NC) Imagine the horror of finding yourself imprisoned in a foreign country, without access to a fair trial or with the threat of being tortured.
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(NC) University and college students are in their final stretch; finishing final exams, essays and projects. While getting good grades has been shown to increase the chances of landing a good job, employers are increasingly looking for even more from applicants.
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(NC) One of the very best financial decisions you can make is to write a will. But it's astonishing how many people in Canada don't have one — more than half, according to some estimates.
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(NC) Yearround, volunteers enrich their communities, help their neighbours and make positive changes. Every April, we take time during National Volunteer Week to recognize the enormous impact of volunteers in their communities.
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(NC) Getting into a new or previously enjoyed vehicle can be an overwhelming task. Among the many considerations, one of the most important will be how to actually pay for your new purchase.
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(NC) When tidying up your home for the warmer weather, don't forget to look in your garage. Keeping your vehicle clean isn't just about appearances, it should be included in your vehicle's ongoing maintenance regimen to help protect your investment.
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(NC) Many drivers assume that since premium fuel costs more and has higher octane, then it must be more refined or better for their engine. Conversely, it can be tempting to save at the pumps by opting for a regular unleaded gasoline rather than topping up with the expensive stuff.
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(NC) Purchasing a vehicle is an important decision. There are many questions to consider in the process. One of the key ones is whether to buy new or used.
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(NC) The spring season is one of the best times to begin planting trees. But remember to be mindful of potential hazards in your path. Here are some tips from Hydro One on how to remain safe among trees and power lines:
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(NC) The season for new beginnings has more benefits than the emerging greenery. Here are some tips from Hydro One on how to spring forward into saving energy during longer days:
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(NC) Spring is in the air, which means it's time to get your home revitalized and ready for the new season. From colour to décor, Canadian interior designer and home décor pro Brian Gluckstein shares a few of his favourites for spring.
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(NC) Looking to update your home for the season but don't have time or budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day.
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(NC) Each year we are presented with new and innovative trends in design and home décor. But many of us often wonder how to translate these daring styles into our own homes for livability.
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(NC) If your home needs a refresh, consider opting for the services of a licensed and qualified contractor for projects that are beyond your DIY skills. Use these tips to select the right one:
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(NC) Unless you have technical qualifications and a lot of experience, there are some projects and types of work that you are better off leaving to the pros. These are the ones that involve safety risks for you and your family, and it is better to let a professional to do the work.
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(NC) There's more to getting new flooring than just choosing tiles you like and having them installed. Make these tile secrets part of your project and you'll get better, more beautiful and longer-lasting results.
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(NC) A Saskatchewan farm is crediting modern plant science with making it more environmentally friendly and sustainable today than at any point in its more than 100-year history.
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(NC) A widespread perception that genetically modified organisms are bad is being refuted by a study that shows exactly the opposite effect.
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(NC) In the more than two decades since the first genetically modified organism crops were planted, the world has learned a lot about the impact they have on the environment. Despite popular public perception, the news is actually good — especially when it comes to pesticide use.