Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Posted by on October 10th, 2014

Thanksgiving2014Did you know that the first Thanksgiving celebration in North America actually took place in Canada? Back in 1578 an English sailor by that name of Sir Martin Frobisher landed on an island in northeastern Canada. He held his Thanksgiving celebration not for the harvest but in thanks for surviving the long journey from England through the perils of storms and icebergs. This celebration took place 43 years before the pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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Tips for Achieving Your Goals (a.k.a. New Years Resolutions)

Posted by on January 10th, 2014

The New Year is a fresh start, a new beginning, and for many, a time to set new goals, break bad habits, try new things, and make life a little bit better than it was the year before.Read more on Tips for Achieving Your Goals (a.k.a. New Years Resolutions)


FDA Issues Third Strike To Ranbaxy Laboratories

Posted by on October 9th, 2013

india2This September a third Ranbaxy Laboratories manufacturing facility in India was issued an import alert over quality concerns by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). With this latest action taken by the FDA, the final Ranbaxy plant in India dedicated to the US market was banned from importing product into the US. The other two plants dedicated to the US market, owned and operated by Ranbaxy in India were hit with the same import bans in 2008 and are still barred from importing product to the US. The FDA imposed an import ban on the Mohali factory, saying the plant had not met compliance with US drug manufacturing requirements, known as current good manufacturing practices.

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Picking The Right Sunscreen Is Not As Easy As It Used To Be

Posted by on June 24th, 2013

Sunscreen womanThe truth is that sun safety is always in season. Did you know that the sun’s rays are just as damaging in the winter and fall as they are in the summer? However with summer upon us it means that it’s time for picnics, losing weight to fit your favorite bathing suit, trips to the beach and increased chances of getting the dreaded sunburn. Several studies in the last 30 years have shown that exposure to the sun can cause damage to the skin and blood vessels and even lead to all three types of skin cancer.

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Mental Exercises Can Maintain Seniors’ Cognitive Health

Posted by on April 16th, 2013

iStock_000018548449XSmallAs our society ages, rates of dementia are expected to climb, but yet doctors have few effective strategies to address symptoms. A new study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that medication and supplements aren’t the answers for many seniors in maintaining brain function into old age, but that mental and cognitive exercises show the most promise.

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