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  • Diabetes Education

    Signs of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) Cold, clammy or sweaty skin Pallor Difficulty concentrating Shakiness, lack of coordination (e.g. deterioration in writing or printing skills) Irritability, hostility and poor behaviour A staggering gait Fatigue Nervousness Excessive Hunger Headche Blurred ...
  • Palliative Care - Raising Awareness Key to Improving Access

    CBC News in Depth: Health Care - Dec. 7, 2007. If you're a Canadian suffering from a terminal illness, there's a good chance haven't considered palliative care — even if you're aware the services exist and have access to them. The primary goal of palliative care services isn't to heal or to cure, ...
  • Family Support

    Our R.N. case manager arranged follow-up meetings with the necessary specialists and organized the PSW's for homecare, as required. Her nurse remained on-call through all her difficult nights, making sure she was available, anytime she was needed. At the patient's request, our nurse manager ...
  • Recognizing a Stroke

    Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Now that we have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks fibre (even when the juice is freshly made). Fibre aids the digestion ...
  • What is Occupational Therapy?

    Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to assist people to overcome various limitations in order to live more independent lives. People may need assistance due to injury ...