These six months are all within flu season with the peak of illness usually occurring in February. In Canada, the flu results in an average of 20,000 hospitalizations and 4,000 deaths every year. Influenza viruses can change rapidly. That’s why there is a new flu shot made every year to protect against the changing virus. The 2012-13 vaccine protects against three strains of the seasonal influenza that are predicted to circulate this season, including H1N1. If you haven’t gotten sick yet, you can thank the flu shot. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, you should think about getting it. read more
Bulimia, anorexia and binge eating, commonly associated as serious health problems for women are surprisingly showing up in large numbers of men and young boys in Canada. Eating disorders are serious, life threatening illnesses that arise from a variety of biological, psychological and social factors.
With social media and entertainment lighting up the screens of this generation, fitness levels in children, youth and adults continue to decline significantly. Did you know that 85 per cent of Canadian adults are considered inactive? read more