Yesterday began National Public Health Week. While public health sounds pretty straightforward—public! people around us! health! not being sick!—is public health as simple as what it sounds like? What is the purpose of National Public Health Week? And how do we do better at ensuring we stay healthy and keep our communities the same way? … Continue reading “Public health sounds straightforward… but what is it?”

Eating Disorders: Awareness and Screening

Posted on February 25, 2019 by kerri

Trigger warning:  This post contains discussion of eating disorders, eating habits, and disturbances around eating behaviours. It’s Eating Disorders Awareness and Screening week. It does not matter who you are, where you live, or any other factors, anyone can be affected by an eating disorder—Eating Disorder Hope defines eating disorders as “illnesses that are characterized … Continue reading “Eating Disorders: Awareness and Screening”

Finding Truth: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Posted on January 22, 2019 by kerri

National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week aims to connect students with scientists in the areas of drug, alcohol and addiction research to answer questions to prevent misuse of alcohol and drugs through education, aiming to provide a reputable source of information for teens. [1] To stick with the theme, here are just some facts on … Continue reading “Finding Truth: National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week”

it’s Healthy Weight Week!

Posted on January 15, 2019 by kerri

Did you know Healthy Weight Week has been going on for 21 years?! [1] The Healthy Weight Network describes Healthy Weight Week as “a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems.” [1] It also enforces that regardless of our current weight, we can and should … Continue reading “it’s Healthy Weight Week!”

Mysterious symptoms of migraines

Posted on September 3, 2018 by kerri

Most people are aware of migraines—moderate to severe, sometimes disabling, headaches that can cause significant interruption to a person’s life. However, there are some symptoms of migraines that can be more “mysterious” seeming, and that you may not even connect to the headache itself. Sometimes, migraines are preceded by an aura, which can last 20-60 minutes … Continue reading “Mysterious symptoms of migraines”

Nothing says Summer like a trip to the beach, especially as we gear up to early July festivities such as Canada Day and Independence Day! However, historically, Fourth of July celebrants have left more than their footprints behind in the sand as they celebrate Independence (and, I’d presume we are much the same here in … Continue reading “Clean Beaches Week: For the planet, your health, and your safety!”