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Set manageable, doable goals for the New Year

By ed 16.01.2012

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN

Happy New Year!

There are two reasons I love the start of a new year. First of all, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed – to reflect on the changes in our personal lives, in our families, in our community of Canada, and in the world. It is also a time to ask ourselves, “What role did I play in the cause and effect of these changes?” And, most importantly, “What did I learn from it all?”

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Christmas is growing in popularity around the world

By Admin 13.01.2012

Holiday celebrations have become powerful family traditions.   Somehow, Saint Nicholas and Christmas trees found popular support and gained traction here in North America.   The legend and lore of Saint Nicolas came with Dutch immigrants. Saint Nicholas was a …

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Christmas is growing in popularity around the world

By ed 21.12.2011

By EILEEN WACKER and JENNIFER LAU

Holiday celebrations have become powerful family traditions.

Somehow, Saint Nicholas and Christmas trees found popular support and gained traction here in North America.

The legend and lore of Saint Nicolas came with Dutch immigrants. Saint Nicholas was a patron saint of children who lived in Turkey in the 4th century and became one of Europe’s favourite saints due to his benevolence toward children. In the U.S., the first appearance of Santa Claus was dressed in bishops’ robes. After solidifying his fan base, in 1860 Harper’s Magazine started running illustrations of Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus and he gained meteoric popularity with families; especially children.

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Prostate cancer does not have to be a death sentence

By ed 15.12.2011

By Dr. CHRISTOPHER J. MORGAN

Three weeks ago, I interviewed Tony Hope, who shared with us his rather alarming discovery and diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes and how it has changed his life. This week, another courageous man from the community, Simon Samuel, has a story to share. I admit I am impressed with the openness and honestly in which these men have shared their stories with us, how their experiences have motivated them to become their own health advocates, doing whatever they can to help themselves and others.

This is Simon Samuel’s story about prostate cancer.

How did you first find out you had prostate cancer?

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Some ways to cut your holiday gift costs

By Admin 09.12.2011

One interesting – albeit non-scientific – way to gauge someone’s comfort level with the state of the economy is to ask how much they plan to spend on holiday gifts. In good times, people tend to spend more generously; during …

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Some ways to cut your holiday gift costs

By ed 09.12.2011

By MELISSA CASSAR

One interesting – albeit non-scientific – way to gauge someone’s comfort level with the state of the economy is to ask how much they plan to spend on holiday gifts. In good times, people tend to spend more generously; during rough periods, they scale back.

If you’re among those looking for ways to manage your holiday spending while still finding meaningful gifts for your loved ones, here’s some advice.

First, consider your overall finances. Before spending a dime on gifts, step back and calculate how much you can afford as a portion of your overall budget. Consider questions such as:

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Annual prostate exam important especially for older men

By Dr. Chris J. Morgan 02.12.2011

November is increasingly becoming known as Movember. If you have noticed thicker, longer, perhaps more scruffy-looking moustaches and goatees on the faces of the men around you, they may be participating in Movember, a month dedicated to increasing awareness of …

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9,000 Canada Post volunteers to help Santa

Naima Siung loves writing to Santa
By Admin 02.12.2011

North Pole, H0H 0H0: In response to a request received this week by the North Pole, more than 9,000 postal elves have been dispatched to help Santa answer the thousands of letters that are arriving each day. The Santa Letter-Writing …

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9,000 Canada Post volunteers to help Santa

By ed 02.12.2011

North Pole, H0H 0H0: In response to a request received this week by the North Pole, more than 9,000 postal elves have been dispatched to help Santa answer the thousands of letters that are arriving each day. The Santa Letter-Writing Program, now in its 30th year, is set to break the 20-million-letter mark this year, and Santa has again requested Canada Post’s help to ensure all letters are answered and delivered.

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A testimonial from someone living with diabetes

By Dr. Chris J. Morgan 25.11.2011

Has someone every saved your life? It’s a catch 22 question because you don’t wish to be in a life threatening situation but if you should find yourself in such a calamity, you would want the right person to be …

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