Generation S: the sandwiched generation

Generation S: the sandwiched generation

Like many in our generation, as my husband and I plan for retirement and slowly learn to live as empty nesters, we are sandwiched between aging parents who need care, and children who continue needing help in adulthood.

Take control of your health Learn your family health history

Take control of your health: Learn your family health history

We often resemble our family members since we share common physical traits with them. This can also be true of certain health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

meaningful screen time balancing online and offline

Meaningful screen time: balancing online and offline time for your children’s health

Children and teens have access to more kinds of electronic media than ever before, which makes excessive screen time the number one barrier to a healthy lifestyle in children.

turn it off sleep tips for tech junkies

Turn it off to tuck in: sleep tips for tech junkies

Our evening TV, movies or other electronic habits that we use to quiet our brains may actually be working against us when it comes to a restful sleep.

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

A complete guide to sunscreen and sun protection for healthy summer skin

Everyone looks forward to the warm summer sun and the outdoor sports and activities that accompany it. While the UV radiation from the sun provides us with many benefits, there are important risks to keep in mind with overexposure.

easy ways to remember your medications

Easy ways to remember your medications

One of the challenges of any medication regimen is to remember to take them on a regular basis.Fortunately, there are several strategies that can be used to help you manage your medications.

Getting to know your Family Health Nurse

Getting to know your Family Health Nurse

A family health nurse was introduced to your collaborative care team in May 2012 to act as the point person or unofficial coach to help guide, support and ensure your ongoing care.

Apple vs pear-How do you know if you have Metabolic syndrome

Apple versus pear: how do you know if you have Metabolic Syndrome?

Nina Hirvi takes us through the indicators for Metabolic Syndrome and offers specific advise on how to reduce your risk of developing this condition.

5 stages of change

Five Stages of Change

Adding healthy habits to your routine or changing unhealthy behaviour can be an easy decision, but how ready are you to make changes and ultimately succeed?