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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 [...]


Make Christmas Shopping Easier

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Christmas can be a stressful and hectic time, especially when it comes to shopping. It can be difficult to find the time to shop for the perfect gift for everyone on your list – not to mention fit the cost of gifts into your budget.
If you’re stressed about finding the money and time to get [...]


Feeding Guide: Starting Solid Foods

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Most babies are ready to eat solid foods when they’re around 6 months of age. Continue to breastfeed when you start offering solid foods.
Iron and your baby’s diet
By 6 months, baby needs iron from solid foods.
Baby’s first solid foods should be iron-rich like baby cereal with iron, meat and meat alternatives.
Offer baby an iron-rich food [...]


Your Guide to Strong Bones

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Osteoporosis is a disease that makes bones break easily with a minor event such as lifting, twisting, tripping, slipping, stumbling or falling. Most osteoporotic fractures occur in the hip, spine, shoulder or wrist.
Broken bones can be painful. Even after they heal you may not be strong. A broken hip is especially serious for older people, [...]


Iron and Your Health

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Your body needs iron to help carry the oxygen in your blood through your body. Without enough iron, you will tire more easily and be less able to fight off infections. Infants and children also need iron for normal brain development.
You need more iron during childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy. Vegetarians, athletes, and [...]


Postpartum Depression and blues

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Postpartum depression/anxiety

Affects 10 to 24 percent of women
Usually starts 1 to 3 months after birth but can appear any time up to 1 year after giving birth
May start after any birth
Affects the whole family

Although all families go through an adjustment after a new baby arrives, the amount of time is different [...]


West Nile Virus

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What is West Nile virus?
West Nile virus is a type of virus that is spread by mosquitoes. The infection it causes may be so mild that people don’t even know they have it. But in rare cases, West Nile leads to severe illness that affects the brain or spinal cord. People older than 50 [...]


First-Trimester Screening for Birth Defects

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What is the first-trimester screening for birth defects?
Near the end of the first 3 months of pregnancy (first trimester), a woman can have two types of tests to show the chance that her baby has a birth defect. When the results are combined, these tests are known as the first-trimester screening. They also may be [...]


Organ and Tissue Donation in Alberta

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Becoming a Donor
​​​​​​​How does a person become an organ or tissue donor?
While it is possible to provide a living donation, most often a person is considered an organ or tissue donor if he or she has been declared dead. In order to become an organ donor, the individual must die in a specific way which [...]


Addiction: Helping Others

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How to Tell if It’s a Drinking Problem
​​​​​​​You’re likely reading this because you think that you (or someone you know) might have a drinking problem. But, you might not be sure. You might have an idea of what a problem drinker looks and acts like, but it just doesn’t fit with your situation. Does that [...]


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