Doctor’s visits

A Sweaty Mess

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I’m a self admitted geek. My husband and I watch anything geeky (can I say intellectual instead?) whether online or on tv.  All this to say is that we saw something really funny years ago on the net that is known by…

Are You Too Sweet?

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I’m not referring to your demeanor. Have you checked your blood glucose results?  Have you even seen a doctor for a while, to have a routine blood screening?  Do you accept the comment from the MD’s office that everything is…

Gluten free fashion

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Do you know someone who has decided to go on a gluten free diet? Do you get discomfort when eating pasta or bread? Gluten is a protein found in cereals such as: wheat, rye, barley, malt, oat and triticale. For…

Helicopter Daughter

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There are so many terms designated to parents who are overprotective of their children.  We have been labeled controlling, “helicopter parent”, “mama bear” and a new term I just read about…the “lawnmower parent”.  As I have been reading about all…

Finding compassion

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Compassion. The Merriam-Webster definition is as follows: “a sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.”  Compassion, an everyday word that is often taken for granted.  Compassion is one of my favorite emotions.  Every day, all…

Talking to Kids About Sex!!!!

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Being a mother myself of two young kids, 5 and 8 years old, I participate in a lot of mommy talk.  There’s my parlor group, the ladies at PTA, at soccer, ballet, hockey, etc. etc.  Some of the most common discussions…

STI/STD: Breaking the Taboo!

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Before getting cozy under the sheets with your partner, remember that your sexual and reproductive health is essential for your overall well being. Anyone who is sexually active can get an STI/STD (sexually transmitted infection/sexually transmitted disease). STI’s can be detrimental…

Oh no, not my bum!

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We all seem to shy away when it comes to talking about colorectal cancer screening.  Something about having our anus under the microscope makes us feel uncomfortable, but some quick and easy steps can help you take a proactive approach…

Welcome Spring!

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In Quebec, spring has been long-awaited and it seems we Quebecers have had a long hard winter this year.  Although I’m certain every year we feel this way. At  0 degrees , I’ve seen people outside shivering in t-shirts as…

Do you suffer with acne?

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Rest assured knowing that you are not alone and there is help! A considerable amount of people suffer from acne problems; in fact one in five women aged 20 to 40 suffer from acne. If left untreated acne may lead…

Have You Thought About Your Bones?

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Women’s magazines have millions of articles that tout the importance of calcium in our diet and the need for weight-bearing exercise.  Is there more to it… and is it actually possible to prevent fractures in our later years? There are…

The PAP

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It’s January, a new year.  Happy New Year to all!  I suggest you make this year about you. As women, mothers, daughters and wives we tend to prioritize everyone else in our lives.  That is just who we are.

Let’s talk HPV

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Ok, let’s talk HPV. No it’s not the latest cable channel on your television.  It is the most common sexually transmitted infection.  HPV is also known as human papilloma virus.  You can acquire this virus by genital sex, anal sex,…

Bottom’s Up- Movember is Here!

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  As you may already know, November is also fondly known as Movember; the month of awareness for prostate cancer. Although this topic may appear to be of interest to men only, I can assure you that as a nurse…

Breast cancer awareness

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Women are feeling more empowered than ever before to take control over and improve their health.  Awareness about the preventative approach to breast cancer can greatly influence positive health outcomes and survival rates among Canadian women.