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Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is a popular New Year's resolution - so popular, some people do it several times. So how do you make it "for good"?
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Savour the flavours of the season - without overdoing it!

During the holidays, you shouldn't have to deny yourself the pleasures of delicious holiday treats. Follow these tips for savouring the season without hurting your health
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Active living for the holidays

Remember the energy you had as a kid around the holidays? If you were like most the cold couldn't hold you back! Reclaim that active spirit and get moving this holiday season
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Stay stress-free this holiday season

Don't let all the holiday "extras" - extra social events, extra family get-togethers, extra shopping - keep you from enjoying the tidings of comfort and joy this holiday season!
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Winter skin care

Dry, cold, harsh winter air presents challenges for your skin. Not only do you have to dodge the skin-damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun, you are exposed to extreme temperature variations from indoor dry heating to outdoor wind and cold dry air. Here are some winter-savvy skin survival tips
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Arthritis

Arthritis is a chronic disorder that affects 1 in 7 Canadians, half of whom are between the ages of 30 to 50 years old. It is one of the major reasons people see their doctor.
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The Common Cold

A cold - also called infectious rhinitis - is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Doctors call it a "self-limiting" condition, which means that it only lasts so long and goes away on its own.
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Lice

Lice are tiny parasitic insects that can take up residence in a number of different places on our body. They are not a serious medical problem, but they can be annoying and can easily spread and infect others.
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Breast Cancer

A woman's breast is made up of milk glands and milk ducts, surrounded by fatty tissue and connective supports. Uncontrolled growth of cells in any of these breast tissues can cause breast cancer.
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Weight Loss

Good health...isn’t that what everybody wants? High energy, mental clarity, full function, and absence of disease. If that is what you want, the FirstLine Therapy program can help.
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Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

With the onset of menopause usually beginning in the early 50’s for women and Andropause (male menopause) beginning as early as late 30’s for men it stands to reason that we should look into ways to make our “golden years” much more enjoyable and healthy.
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How Strong Are Your Bones?

The guidelines for the dietary reference intakes (DRI) of calcium and Vitamin D to maintain bone health have changed. Many foods contain calcium so you may only need minimal calcium supplements to reach your requirement. There are many different types of calcium supplements available. There are also some medications that change the absorption of some calcium supplements.
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