Having a Healthy Holiday Season!

Posted on December 21, 2018 by kerri

There’s nothing worse than getting sick around the holidays! There are many precautions you can take to hopefully avoid getting sick this holiday season—and fortunately, most don’t take much time at all! Avoiding Colds, Flus, Infections, and General Germs Avoiding colds, flus, infections, and germs in general is probably what most people think of when … Continue reading “Having a Healthy Holiday Season!”

Migrant health: A worldwide concern?

Posted on December 18, 2018 by kerri

Migration is not just for birds in winter and summer! Recently there has been a lot of talk in the media regarding immigration to both the US and Canada. December 18 is International Migrant’s Day. Health issues affecting migrants—also known as immigrants or emigrants, depending which way these folks are headed—are a worldwide concern and … Continue reading “Migrant health: A worldwide concern?”

What is Frailty?

Posted on December 13, 2018 by kerri

Frailty isn’t just part of old age, according to the Canadian Frailty Network [1], and it’s also not just being at higher risk of broken bones. Frailty can affect multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in older adults, [1] and can lead to high risk of falls, hospitalization, disability and mortality. [2] Defining frailty According … Continue reading “What is Frailty?”

Understanding IBD: Crohn’s and Colitis Week

Posted on December 7, 2018 by kerri

The first week of December is Crohns and Colitis Awareness Week. Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are two types of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. IBD is very different from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, even though they sound similar. What is IBD? Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic diseases affecting the digestive system—they are incurable … Continue reading “Understanding IBD: Crohn’s and Colitis Week”

This year’s theme for the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd is “Inclusion is for everybody” [1] What does inclusion mean in a community? Inclusion is the opposite of segregation. While historically children with disabilities have been educated in separate classrooms or sometimes schools, more and more schools are reaching … Continue reading “What is inclusion: International Day of Persons with Disabilities”