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    Belated Happy Labor Day to all. Colors are changing around us, a sign that summer is over and fall is here to stay for a while.  My 13 year old daughter and my 5 year old son are very much excited that school will soon start.  We have to make sure that our children are safe [...]

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If you want the freshest produce possible, consider planting your own home garden—after all, you can’t get any closer to your kitchen table than your own backyard. Growing your own vegetables is thrifty, too. 10 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden
To get started, here are 10 steps recommended by the National Gardening Association.
1. Choose the right [...]


Tips for Taking Online Classes

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If you’re considering taking online college courses (or you’re already enrolled in a program) the tips and advice below can help you address their unique challenges to get the most value out of your online program.
1. Treat an online course like a “real” course.
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What are the risks of substance use after a disaster or emergency?
After a disaster, using alcohol and other drugs might seem like a good way to help you cope with stress, pain, or to pass the time. But using alcohol and other drugs can put you at risk.
Short-term risks include:

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Parents, caregivers and children across the country are facing new challenges as the COVID-19 pandemic affects our daily work and home routines. Schools, daycares and most workplaces have closed, and children and parents are suddenly at home full-time.
The ideas and tips below can help parents and caregivers adjust to this new and  unexpected situation.
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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE ILLNESS FROM COVID-19

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While diseases can make anyone sick, some Canadians are more at risk of developing severe complications from an illness due to underlying medical conditions and age.       If you are at risk for complications, you can take action to reduce your risk of getting sick from COVID-19.
WHO IS AT HIGH RISK?
People with medical conditions including:
~Heart disease
~Hypertension [...]


Goals of Care Designations Conversations Matter: Planning for your future healthcare

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What is a Goals of Care Designation Order (GCD)?
• A medical order that describes the general focus of your care.
• Helps the healthcare team match your unique values and preferences to care that is most appropriate for you and your healthcare condition.
• Written by a doctor or nurse practitioner.
• Ideally created after conversation between you [...]


2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCov) SITUATION

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ADVISORY
2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCov) SITUATION
IN ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN
Filipino nationals in the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada may get updates about the situation on novel coronavirus from these sites:

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/health-care-administration-and-provider-resources/treatment-procedures-and-guidelines/emerging-public-health-issues/2019-novel-coronavirus

Those who have questions or concerns about their health are advised to contact their primary health provider.  In Alberta, they can also call Health Link 811.
To avoid [...]


Conversations Matter: Planning for your future healthcare

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Advance Care Planning
Supporting Albertans in advance care planning.
In Alberta advance care planning includes:
• Having a personal directive
• Having a Goals of Care Designation order, when medically appropriate
• Using a Green Sleeve to hold and transport advance care planning documents
What is Advance Care Planning?
Advance care planning is a way to help you plan and document your [...]


Top 10 Fashion Trends To Add To Your Wardrobe In 2020

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As we enter the new year, the first order of business is to get rid of all the dated trends that were overexploited in 2019. Let’s just say, nobody wants to see another pair of tiny glasses for a couple of seasons, and a break from sequin is good for humanity.
Kick start 2020 with newer [...]


Starting Solid Foods: Around 6 Months

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Starting solid foods is an exciting time for your baby and you!
Most babies are ready to eat solid foods when they’re around 6 months of age. Baby should show these signs that he’s ready for solid foods:

sits up with little help
has good head and neck [...]


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