Are you wondering, “Should I get the flu shot?”

Should I get the flu shot?
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Spread the love…            Influenza is an extremely contagious viral infection which results in uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms such as coughing, body aches, high fevers, and congestion.   Each year, thousands are hospitalized and some even die from influenza-related causes. To minimize the number of influenza cases, the Center for Disease Control recommends getting a flu …


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Is it time for your teen to learn to drive?

Is it time for your teenager to learn to drive?
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Spread the love…            Deciding when the best time for your teenager to drive can be difficult.   There may be a number of things running through your mind, such as worrying about your children being on the roads, the expenses of driving lessons, or the complete opposite as you eagerly wait for them to have their …


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Family fun activities for all children, including those with special needs.

My youngest child, son Stuart, feeding the deer in the Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario.
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Spread the love…            If you have a child with special needs, you encounter the same joys as every other parent, but your challenges may be a little different.   Do you ever wish you could tell your fellow parent friends how easy they have it, with seemingly countless activities to go to with their child? …


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Here’s how stress is killing you.

Here's how stress is killing you.
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Spread the love…            Some of you may be sighing after reading that title. “Yeah, we already know that stress is bad for your health.” …and it’s true that the serious harm stress can do to your health is definitely much more widely known than it used to be.   In general, however, a lot of …


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Moving the kids out and into their university accommodations.

Moving the kids out and into their university accommodations.
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Spread the love…          Featured image It’s very emotional watching your child grow up and set off to university. For some parents, it can’t come too soon! For others, it is a sad time that signals the end of an era.   Regardless of how you feel, you have to do one thing – get them there. Moving …


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Don’t like how eating sugar makes you feel? Lump it!

Don't like how eating sugar makes you feel? Lump it!
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Spread the love…          Featured image. While we all know that sugar is terrible for us, we still eat piles of it every day – and even worse, so are our kids!   The obesity epidemic is getting worse, and with all the processed food our kids are eating, it doesn’t look like they’re going to switch …


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Know your hormones.

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Spread the love…            Hormones are not particularly well understood. This misunderstanding is pervasive even in modern society.   Take, for example, one of the best male tennis players saying that women have “hormones” and thus are different from men.   Sure, men and women are different physiologically – that’s a basic fact. But it’s not …


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5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.

5 health benefits of owning a hot tub.
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Spread the love…            Hot tubs are definitely relaxing and a fun way to unwind with friends.   What you may not know is hot tubs can offer a range of mental and physical health benefits.   Not sure if a hot tub is in your future? Consider these five important health benefits of owning a …


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