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Health and Safety
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(NC) When you're pregnant, food safety is more important than ever because you and your unborn baby are at an increased risk of foodborne illness or food poisoning. Your immune system is weakened, making it harder to fight off infections and leaving you vulnerable to serious health problems. Your unborn baby's immune system is also not developed enough to fight off harmful foodborne bacteria.
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(NC) Many of us enjoy preparing meals as a family, and it can be a great way to get the kids involved and learning to make healthier food choices. But while you're cooking up a storm, be sure to practice essential food safety to protect everyone you're feeding.
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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) Frozen breaded chicken products are easy to prepare and often are one of our children's favourite meals. But they usually contain raw poultry and should be handled and prepared no differently from other raw poultry products.
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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) Research has shown that the overall risk of orofacial injury is reduced when a sports mouthguard is worn during athletic activity.
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(NC) National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 7 to13 as part of oral health month in Canada. The week's theme, “Oral Health for Total Health,” reminds us that taking care of our mouths, teeth and gums benefits our overall physical and mental well-being.
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(NC) Oral health is essential to overall health and well-being. As our partners in disease prevention, dental hygienists encourage us to commit to a good daily oral hygiene routine. All it takes is six simple steps:
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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) Food and beverage choices affect your oral and overall health. The more sugar you eat, the worse off your teeth and body will be.
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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) Planning for your future or a loved one's can be stressful. There are many factors to consider, like budget, lifestyle and care needs. It's a smart idea to have a plan in place early on, so when the time comes the transition is easier.
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(NC) We all want the best quality of life during our retirement years. Whether you're planning for your own future or for your parents', making wise choices is essential for enjoying this life stage.
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(NC) Whether your parents hope to downsize, age in place or become snowbirds, helping them create a plan for when they reach this life stage is a great way to support them. Start a conversation now so they can make informed choices about where they live and the care they receive.
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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) Once you have registered your consent to organ and tissue donation, the most important step is talking to your family about your wishes. You may find the topic of donation an uncomfortable one to think about, but when someone passes away suddenly, their family is often faced with a hard decision at an already difficult time.
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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) If you've been reading recent headlines, you know that many communities in Canada are seeing a growing number of opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
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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) Between work, family commitments and taking time to relax from it all, it can be hard to find the time to cook healthy meals. But don't reach for the takeout flyer just yet — use these simple tips to prepare wholesome dishes in no time.
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(NC) Eating well starts at the grocery store. It's much easier to prepare healthier meals and snacks when your kitchen is stocked with healthier ingredients. But with thousands of products to choose from, buying nutritious foods can be a challenge. Follow these tips to make tasty and nutritious food choices for you and your family:
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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) While many families rush to enjoy the outdoors as soon as the weather gets warmer, it's important to take a moment and review safety procedures – especially around water.
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(NC) If you're like most people living with a chronic condition, you have no plans of letting it stop you from leading an exciting, active life. But this takes careful management, which can sometimes be challenging and complicated. Fortunately, you can use these smart tips to make managing an illness like diabetes easier.
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(NC) Managing a chronic medical condition like diabetes doesn't have to take up a significant part of your day. Check out these simple tips to help you lead an active, hassle-free lifestyle.
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(NC) Simple changes using new technologies and innovation can make a big difference in helping people with chronic conditions enjoy healthier, more active lifestyles. Not too long ago, people had to use large, complex machines to monitor blood glucose levels and home monitoring wasn't even possible. Now, there are even more smart tools that can make managing the condition easier.
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(NC) Tell any dog or cat owner you're considering adopting a pet and they'll likely gush about the unconditional love and endless joy their pet brings. But there is another reason to adopt a furry family member — it will improve your health.
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(NC) When you hear “superfood,” you may think avocados, blueberries or kale. But something you need to add to the list is beans, one of the most nourishing foods available. They're an excellent energy source and can help fight cancer and heart disease.
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(NC) Students these days have a lot to juggle. Between coursework, clubs, work, friends and family, many can hardly find time to take care of themselves. If you are worried about your student falling into unhealthy lifestyle habits, pass along these helpful tips.