Informative

What are my rights as a patient?

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(NC) Ontario has more than 300,000 practicing healthcare professionals. Governed by health regulators, called colleges. The colleges enforce standards, like how a provider should relate to patients, or how providers should work with one another. The colleges protect the public. They are holding their members accountable for their conduct and practice. It does not matter […]

Caregiving

Five support resources for caregivers

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(NC) You are raising a young-ish family. Working full time and caring for a frail elderly or ill family member or friend. You are stressed a lot of the time. Fortunately, there are community and government resources that can help. Here are five: Elizz. This is an offering of Saint Elizabeth Health Care. A national […]

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Beat the winter blues with garden-inspired scents

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(NC) Many of us crave the fresh sights and scents of the warm weather in the depths of winter. And even though it does not spring yet, you can beat the winter blues. Just by transforming your home into a fragrant, garden-scented oasis. Fragrances from common backyard plants can enhance our mood and lift our […]

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A Year In Review — The Power of Gratitude

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As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to focus on something which we should all concentrate on the new year. Gratitude, or the simple act of being thankful. As the holidays continue to wrap up, it is important to reflect on not only the year ahead but also the year that has just passed. […]