Healthy Canadians
yesterday at 21:01. Facebook
Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether or not you or your children are being abused. Emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse. Find out how to recognize the signs: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Learn about family violence in Canada: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
yesterday at 13:01. Facebook
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Over-the-counter cough and cold meds contain ingredients that can be dangerous if given to kids when they’re too young. Always read the label carefully and talk to your pharmacist.

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Healthy Canadians
01/18/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
It’s soup month! Chicken noodle, butternut squash, red lentil and mushroom, and creamy clam chowder. Get these yummy soup recipes here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Tell us about your favourite soup recipe. Or pin them to try later: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/18/2017 at 12:57. Facebook
Go smoke-free! Watch this to find out how second-hand smoke can spread from room to room in your home and cause serious health risks to your family. Learn more about the dangers: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Pin 8 second hand smoke facts you may not know: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/17/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Do you use any of these FilZer Lube products for bicycles? Find out if yours has been recalled and what to do here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/17/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Do you have a line voltage thermostat? We are reminding everyone that various models have been recalled in the last few years. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Check in our database to see if your thermostat was recalled and what to do: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/17/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Looking for information about flu? Some people, including children under five, are more at risk of complications from the flu. Get more info and ways to prevent it: [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Healthy Canadians
01/16/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
True or false? Smog only happens in the summer. Find out here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/16/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
It’s National Non-Smoking Week!

Is someone you love trying to quit? There are many ways you can help someone quit smoking. One way to support them is to offer distractions when temptation strikes. Another way is to encourage them to call the quitline at 1-866-366-3667. Get other tips: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Pin these 10 steps to quit: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/15/2017 at 16:01. Facebook
Have you had many snow days this year? Shovelling is a great way to stay active during the winter but be careful. When shoveling and cold weather are combined, the risk of heart attack can rise. Keep your ticker safe: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Pin this list of heart attack symptoms: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/14/2017 at 20:01. Facebook
If you’re thinking about using prescription drugs or natural health products for weight loss, talk to your doctor or pharmacist first: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Learn more about natural health products: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/14/2017 at 15:01. Facebook
It’s organize your home day!

Here’s an organization tip: Empty paper boxes into plastic bins and label them with what’s inside. Plastic bins are a mould-preventing storage solution! Get other mould prevention tips: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/13/2017 at 21:01. Facebook
It’s rubber duckie day! Do your kids like bath time?

A child’s skin burns in a quarter of the time it takes an adult's. To avoid burns, start and end with cold water when running a bath. Get more safe & fun bath time tips: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Pin some other ideas to prevent burns: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/13/2017 at 18:45. Facebook
There are cases of E. coli O121 illnesses under investigation in three provinces. The source of the outbreak has not been identified, and the investigation is ongoing. Common sources of E. coli are raw or undercooked food products that have come in contact with infected animals. Canadians will be updated as new information in the investigation becomes available.

The risk to Canadians is low....
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Healthy Canadians
01/13/2017 at 17:03. Facebook
Push your boundaries and embrace the challenges of nursing in the north. Working as a nurse in First Nations communities is a great opportunity to develop valuable skills and make a difference. Do you know any RNs or NPs who would be interested? [ Ow.ly Link ]

Check out some stories about nurses who are making a difference: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Healthy Canadians
01/13/2017 at 13:01. Facebook
Depression during pregnancy and post-partum depression and anxiety are conditions that can happen to anyone. The time after birth is an especially vulnerable time for women to become depressed or anxious. Learn more about it: [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Do you feel more depressed in the winter? Depression is a serious but treatable illness. Sometimes medication is needed but there are also other things you can do to fight depression. Being physically active and eating a healthy diet can help. Learn more about depression and ways to help here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Do you read the ingredients on the foods you buy? The labelling requirements are about to change, so it’s easier for you to read them and make informed choices for you and your family. Learn what’s new: [ Ow.ly Link ]
You are what you eat! Try this trivia Tuesday question and remember to read food labels.