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Health Literacy and Your Immune System

Max Parrot holding up his Olympic medal
Max Parrot holding up his Olympic medal
Photo courtesy of Kevin Millet.

Max Parrot — His Career, His Battle, and His Advice

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in late 2018, Max Parrot had to learn how to balance his battle with cancer and his professional snowboarding career.

This Will Be a Flu Season with a Big Difference

While we can’t predict what this influenza season will bring for the north, getting your flu shot will be more important than ever.

Improving Health Literacy to Curb COVID-19 Transmission

In order to curb the spread of COVID-19 today, health officials need to follow some simple rules to ensure facts prevail on social media networks.

Vitamin D: Why You Need It and How to Get It

Vitamin D gets a lot of attention these days for its role in supporting overall health, bone density, and immunity. How important is it, and are you getting enough?

Microbes and You: Unlocking the Power of Probiotics

Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your gut? Learn how your body defends against microbes and how you can prepare for cold and flu season.

How to Take a Proactive Approach against Cold and Flu

Take action to strengthen your immunity this cold and flu season with natural herbal medicine. Learn how from the specialists at St. Francis Herb Farm.

The Flu Can Be Deadly — Don’t Find Out the Hard Way

Blake’s parents didn’t know that people could die from the flu until their 16-year-old son tragically passed away. This year, pledge to get vaccinated.

How to Support Your Immune System During a Pandemic

While probiotics may offer hope, it’s critical to note that not all probiotic strains are the same. Learn how to begin identifying which is right for you.

You Can Strengthen Your Immune System — Here’s How

Build a strong immune system for this cold and flu season with the four pillars: enrichment, exercising, de-stressing, and getting enough high-quality sleep.

Bryce Wylde’s Tips for Enhancing Your Immune System

Functional medicine clinician Bryce Wylde has helped thousands enhance their immune systems. Learn what works to enhance your immune system in general.

Back to School: Big Decisions and Little Time

Learn about the important steps that can support the health and well-being of students, staff, and communities as we begin re-opening schools during COVID-19.

What You Need to Know About e-Prescriptions and Auto-Fax

While e-prescribing and auto-faxing look similar on the surface, there are major differences when it comes to patient safety and workflow efficiency.

Don’t Suffer in Silence When Giggles Turn to Dribbles

Thanks to new treatments like UROSPOT’s Kegel Throne, women with bladder leaks and urge issues are achieving newfound empowerment, confidence, and freedom.

OBI Announces Ontario’s Newest Neurotech Innovators

Ontario Brain Institute’s ONtrepreneurs program supports startups to commercialize brain-related technologies to ultimately improve brain health.

Working Together to Help Canadians with Cancer

The COVID-19 pandemic placed new challenges on the millions of Canadians living with cancer. Thankfully, the Canadian Cancer Society is here to help.

All Canadians Should Have Access to Life-Saving Cancer Testing

A liquid biopsy is a minimally invasive cancer test that can improve patient outcomes — but right now, it’s only available to a small subset of Canadians.

Canadian Innovation Opening New Doors for COVID-19 and Cancer Treatment

Dr. Riam Shammaa, CEO and Founder of IntelliStem, explains how our most potent tool for defeating COVID-19 may be the power of the immune system itself.

Cancer Care Can’t Pause in a Pandemic

Timely and safe access to essential cancer care should remain a top priority across Canada during COVID-19, or any other public health crisis.

Breast Cancer Is Never Easy but Finding Support Should Be

The Canadian Breast Cancer Network provides breast cancer patients with educational and financial resources and connects them with other patients.

The COVID-19 Pandemic Is a Gendered Health Crisis

In some senses, the COVID-19 virus knows few bounds. But the pandemic it created has unique impacts on the health and well-being of diverse women.

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