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Changes at Kawartha North FHT

Unfortunately Dr. Mastouri and Dr. Druzin have chosen to leave the Kawartha North Family Health Team to be able to be closer to their family and friends.  While they will be missed, we wish them well and thank them for the service each of them has provided to our communities. Of course, we know and […]

Have a heart….

February is obviously known for hearts related to Valentine’s Day, but it is also heart month for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. I have recently been thinking about heart health as my husband is trying to address his high blood pressure and it certainly brings home the reality of looking after our hearts.  Being in […]

Where’s the beef?

Where’s the Beef? Last month, Canada revealed its most recent edition of Canada’s Food Guide.  The first iteration, called “The Official Food Rules”, was introduced in July of 1942 in an attempt to mitigate nutritional deficiencies during wartime food rationing. Over the years, the “Food Guide” has formed the basis of many Canadians’ nutritional knowledge, […]

Putting your best foot forward….

Putting your best foot forward…. Whilst sandal season may be over, I would still like to take this time to get you to check your feet. For such an important part of the body, it seems to me that we often pay little attention to our “little piggies”. We squeeze them into shoes that are […]

Don’t let pain slow you down….

If you are anything like me, the changing weather will increase any discomfort you may have in your joints and make it awfully tempting to look for comfort on the couch, but this is likely the worst approach to take. While movement may feel uncomfortable, it is vital in reducing joint pain, increasing strength and […]

What to do to fill in for school hours….

Wow, yet another school year over, ready for summer break? If you are lucky enough to have vacation plans or are heading to the cottage, keeping the kids busy should be a cinch. Unfortunately, you may face heading to work most days or enjoying a “staycation” in which case, keeping your kids busy can pose […]

Coming clean about cleaning

Based on our recent weather, let’s assume that spring has finally sprung, so aside from starting my seeds, the thing that comes to mind is spring cleaning. I hate to admit it, but housework rates pretty low on my priority list; that being said, I recognize the joy of seeing a job done so there […]

Don’t sweat the small stuff….

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to this winter? Are you constantly feeling guilty about not calling your – mother, brother, sister, friend? How about fretting about your child’s last semester? We have all felt stress and while it can be a positive motivating factor, don’t let it become a negative force in your life. […]

Take some time to be creative

Too many things on your to-do list and your hobbies are falling by the wayside?  Don’t be too quick to dismiss your creative endeavours as frivilous. According to the American Public Health Association,  while chronic disease is a national burden, they are also often associated with negative psychosocial impacts such as depression which tend to […]

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