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Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

December 22, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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Top 12 Health Topics of 2016

A lot happened this year. There have been ups and downs, go-time and downtime, sunny days and snowy days. In today’s world there’s more information available at our finger tips, instantly, than ever before. New stories and ideas fill our news feeds and inboxes every day. Information about health is no exception; there is always new research emerging. Health trends and claims are constantly changing.

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Best Ways to Fight the Flu

November 16, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to prevent getting the flu and spreading flu viruses

If you’ve ever had the flu you know its symptoms can sneak up quickly and take the wind right out of your sail. For most people, flu symptoms make you feel tired, achy, weak and feverish. Sometimes ‘cold-like’ symptoms, like sneezing and coughing, are present.

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6 Steps to Stay Safe at Festivals and Events

August 12, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Alcohol | Tags:

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Steps to stay safe at outdoor festivals and events

What’s your favourite BC outdoor event? There are so many opportunities to enjoy community festivals, music concerts, celebrations and sporting events across the province. Whether attending with your family or with friends, there are things you can do to stay comfortable and safe.

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6 Ways to Connect With an Older Person and Prevent Ageism

June 8, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information | Tags:

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How to help stop elder abuse and ageism

Earlier this year, a 33-year-old actress disguised herself as Doris, a 90-year-old woman, and went shopping. She said she had never felt so alone. Doris was ignored by passers-by and felt invisible on the streets, in stores and in cafés. Fellow shoppers impatiently rolled their eyes at her when she struggled with her wallet and, when she was acknowledged, people spoke to her condescendingly as if she were a child. She found the experience lonely, humiliating, sad and frightening and couldn’t wait to remove her make-up and return to her 33-year-old self again.

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Tips to Keep Your Teen’s Graduation Alcohol-Free

May 11, 2016 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: General Information, Pregnancy & Parenting, Alcohol | Tags:

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Tips to keep grade12 graduation alcohol-free

Grad night. The night 12th grade students look forward to all year. Planning for after-grad has most likely been happening for months, maybe even since the beginning of the school year. The party itself usually happens right after formal convocation and can last until five or six a.m. the following morning.

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