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exercising for cancer prevention

How to combat cancer with exercise

The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.

vitamin d for disease prevention

Falling short on sunshine: vitamin D deficiency in the colder months

With autumn on its way, should you be concerned about getting enough vitamin D? Dr. Melanie Levesque tells us why and how we can be sure we’re getting enough.

early detection of prostate cancer success in Calgary

Routine test at leading Calgary clinic finds overlooked cancer

The story of one Calgary man whose prostate cancer was found early and successfully treated thanks to a preventative approach to healthcare.

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

Initiating Comprehensive Travel Health Services in Primary Care

Research By: Karin Dixon BNSc MN-NP, Amra Dizdarevic BSc, BSN, MN-NP Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context Each year, more and more Canadians are travelling aboard for work, education and pleasure. This international traveler has a distinctly increased risk of becoming ill or injured while abroad, to which they are often […]

live healthier longer more vital blue zones doctor rhonda low

Vibrancy now and later: A comprehensive approach to a longer, healthier life

Do you want to live a long life? What if you can fill that life with rich, high-quality years of activity and personal engagement?

losing the last 10lbs

Are those last 10lbs a health risk?

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi discusses the health risks of holding extra weight, and provides some ideas and advice on how to lose those last 10 pounds.

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. Learn what you can do to reverse insulin resistance and prevent chronic diseases from taking hold.

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour has its own set of negative consequences?

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exercising for cancer prevention

How to combat cancer with exercise

The importance of physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Two exercise medicine experts weigh in.

vitamin d for disease prevention

Falling short on sunshine: vitamin D deficiency in the colder months

With autumn on its way, should you be concerned about getting enough vitamin D? Dr. Melanie Levesque tells us why and how we can be sure we’re getting enough.

early detection of prostate cancer success in Calgary

Routine test at leading Calgary clinic finds overlooked cancer

The story of one Calgary man whose prostate cancer was found early and successfully treated thanks to a preventative approach to healthcare.

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

Can’t turn off your mind? The neuroscience and virtues of meditation

How we respond to any stressful trigger in our life is a reflection of our resilience and the power we have over our mind. Meditation – the practice of training our attention to induce a greater sense of calm – is a powerful skill to practice anywhere and anytime.

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

Initiating Comprehensive Travel Health Services in Primary Care

Research By: Karin Dixon BNSc MN-NP, Amra Dizdarevic BSc, BSN, MN-NP Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context Each year, more and more Canadians are travelling aboard for work, education and pleasure. This international traveler has a distinctly increased risk of becoming ill or injured while abroad, to which they are often […]

live healthier longer more vital blue zones doctor rhonda low

Vibrancy now and later: A comprehensive approach to a longer, healthier life

Do you want to live a long life? What if you can fill that life with rich, high-quality years of activity and personal engagement?

losing the last 10lbs

Are those last 10lbs a health risk?

Registered Dietitian Nina Hirvi discusses the health risks of holding extra weight, and provides some ideas and advice on how to lose those last 10 pounds.

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

7 Nutrition tips for preventing or reversing insulin resistance

Insulin resistance can lead to Type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. Learn what you can do to reverse insulin resistance and prevent chronic diseases from taking hold.

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

Manage your weight with an active lifestyle

It’s no secret that physical activity and exercise does our body good. But did you know physical inactivity or sedentary behaviour has its own set of negative consequences?