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Have a heart…

Do you know the leading cause of premature death in women? You would be forgiven for thinking it may be cancer related, but it is actually heart disease. In fact, women are five times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer. Whilst long accepted as a largely male concern, one woman dies […]

Mark your calendars….

Mash Bash Golf Tournament at Eganridge and gala dinner at the Lakeview Arts Barn is celebrating its 7th Year of supporting the Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls Walk in clinics on Saturday September 7th. Our Mash Bash gala event includes 9 holes of golf, cart included, scramble format, either morning or afternoon starts. This fun filled […]

Sing like no one is listening….

If you are one of the millions of Canadians who enjoy singing in the shower, keep it up! While you may have heard of some of the benefits associated with singing such as its mental health impacts which have been linked to reducing depression and lowering stress levels, other benefits might surprise you. One little […]

Dirt-free gardening….

It would not be spring if I did not write at least once about gardening, but what about those of you who don’t have a green thumb or simply are unable to get out and get dirty? Don’t despair, gardening is still for you. Whether you lack the interest, aptitude or option to actually garden, […]

Finding hidden treasure….

As spring continues to evade us, you may be trying to find reasons to venture outside for some fun and activity. Well the search is over, or just beginning if you try geocaching! If you have ever driven through Highlands East in Haliburton around the area of Wilberforce, you may have seen the signs advertising […]

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 […]