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Stay Healthy This Flu Season

January 21, 2019 by | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Influenza, also called the flu, is a viral upper airway infection that starts in fall and continues through winter into early spring. It is important to understand influenza and how to prevent the spread of infection, especially if you, your family or people you spend time with are vulnerable to infections. Vulnerable populations include:

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Sleep: What’s Enough & Why It’s Important

November 6, 2018 by Zainisha Vasanji, Ph.D., CSEP-CEP | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting | Tags:

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Sleep: What’s Enough & Why It’s Important

Daylight Saving Time officially ended at 2:00 am this past Sunday. Despite gaining an extra hour of sleep, you may not feel more rested. “Falling back” may seem great but that 1-hour change in time can disrupt our sleep, specifically our sleep-wake cycle, for up to a week. During that period, people may wake-up earlier (at pre-change wake-up times), have trouble falling asleep and wake up through the night. Short sleepers (less than 7.5 hours per night) and morning types may have the most trouble adjusting to the autumn time change. Resetting and maintaining our sleep-wake cycle is important as sleep provides numerous health benefits. Before learning what these are, have a look at what a healthy amount of sleep is.

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

July 19, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Featured | Tags:

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Wildfires, Drinking Water and You!

Are you concerned about your drinking water during and/or after a wild fire? Living in beautiful British Columbia means we may have to live through wildfires, and we hope this post will shed a little light on the subject and by the end you’ll feel confident knowing how to protect you and your family from the impacts of wildfires and waterborne illnesses.

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Stay Connected: Family, Community and Mental Health for Seniors

December 19, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Stay connected: family, community and mental health for seniors

One secret of aging well is to stay connected with family, friends and community. Share your time, life-experience, wisdom and humour with younger generations, and stay healthy, happy and engaged.

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