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Nurses leading the way to health

Friday, May 3, 2019 4:13 PM

National Nursing Week is May 6 to 12 and we’re in a festive mood. After all, there’s so much to celebrate. ... More

Reflections on volunteering for National Volunteer Week

Monday, April 1, 2019 10:55 AM

Personal growth and giving back... More

Collaboration at Foothills Medical Centre leads to new biking facilities

Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:42 AM

Foothills Medical Centre (FMC) is rolling in some new storage, bike storage that is.... More

Simple ways to be more active during your busy workday

Friday, August 10, 2018 1:18 PM

My work and passion is focused on supporting adult Albertans in adopting a lifestyle that... More

Building social connections at work

Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:46 AM

I Karra Donnelly am a nursing attendant with the Southern Alberta Renal Program Northwest... More

Making time for mental health

Monday, May 7, 2018 9:32 AM

Having been in the social work and healthcare fields for almost 40 years I consider myself of the veteran generation... More

The fabric of nursing in technology

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 2:30 PM

Im a Registered Nurse one of many currently involved in the planning phase of Connect Care... More

Lending a hand, finding a smile

Monday, April 16, 2018 8:58 AM

Like all of us my name is my first identifier it distinguishes me from you it’s what I respond to when called ... More

The importance of appreciation and gratitude

Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:16 AM

Its such a simple thing to do Appreciating others for a job well done or just expressing gratitude to someone for all the joy they bring into you... More

Eating healthy in a busy world

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:41 PM

Healthy eating can be challenging Our schedules are often packed and making the right choice can be hard Check out the videos from our first Face... More

Your healthy eating questions, answered

Monday, March 26, 2018 3:23 PM

Everyone even dieticians have questions about healthy eating Check out the video from our first ever Facebook live event... More

Taking The Stress Out Of Diet Restrictions

Monday, March 19, 2018 10:48 AM

Tips for managing your diet with a celiac health diagnosis... More

Start Early for Lifelong Healthy Eating Habits

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:01 AM

As a dietitian, I often get asked about healthy eating for a growing family. Here are some common questions that I hear from people I speak with... More

When Food Becomes An Obstacle

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 5:39 PM

Sometimes in life we are challenged with obstacles that get in the way of eating healthy and enjoying food.... More

For Lowell Taylor, brokenness has become strength

Monday, February 26, 2018 11:22 AM

Amazing Race contestant and Para athlete finds balance in five ways.... More

Achieving Balance Amid the Busyness

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 1:48 PM

It’s about building healthy habits.... More

Finding Balance in a Busy Life

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10:25 AM

As a dad, finding balance in life can be tough with an active 17-month-old and another baby on the way.... More

Donning My Own Oxygen Mask

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:43 PM

Finding my balance, helping others.... More

Balance Beyond the Beam

Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:22 AM

Balance. For me, it’s about setting my priorities, because there are so many distractions. I’m a busy person. I’m involved in a lot of things.... More

What Balance Means To Me

Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:38 AM

Looking at wellness through a different lens.... More

We Heal Together

Thursday, September 7, 2017 1:35 PM

You can’t always prevent mental illness but you can build resilience, coping strategies and a variety of opportunities that can reduce crisis and... More

No One is Immune to Overdose

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:40 PM

Through my advocacy I have learned many things about the opioid crisis that I wish I was aware of seven years ago.... More

Find Answers at HealthyEatingStartsHere.ca

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:40 AM

March is Nutrition Month and this year we’re helping Albertans ‘Find Answers at HealthyEatingStartsHere.ca’... More

Partnering for Better Health

Monday, October 17, 2016 10:10 AM

I am always up front and I tell people that I am not an expert on losing or managing weight. I have come to accept however, that I have become an... More

Feeding Kids for Back to School

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 1:34 PM

It's school time again! Like me, you may feel excited but also a little sad that summer is over. As a parent to eight year old twins, I look for... More

Attitude of Gratitude

Friday, July 15, 2016 10:11 AM

What are you grateful for? Maybe you’ve got a new car, bought that big screen TV you’ve been saving for or scored the promotion you’ve been wanti... More

Bison Sliders

Friday, June 10, 2016 11:00 AM

Canada’s Food Guide suggests choosing lean meat and alternatives, like bison. This recipe also uses whole wheat pita bread which can increase you... More

Avocado Tomato Salsa

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:32 PM

Choose vegetables or fruit for a quick and healthy snack! ... More

Are you prepared? The importance of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:10 AM

In all my experience, I’ve learned that emergencies can come up anywhere, at any time and in several different forms. That’s why being prepared i... More

Get Loud About Your Mental Health

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:52 PM

Have you ever wondered whether someone’s opinion of you will change if they get to know the real you? Have you ever kept some piece of informatio... More

Digital Spring Cleanup

Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:32 PM

Spring is often the time of year we clean junk out of our homes and offices; so why not do the same with computers?... More

Nutrition Month - Making healthy choices with the family

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 3:43 PM

When everyone is going different directions, eating meals together allows us to check in with our kids. I depend on this time to relax and conne... More

Overdose Prevention

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:31 AM

Naloxone saves lives. You’ve heard it in the news. You’ve heard parents, professionals and politicians saying it. But how does naloxone really sa... More

Ending Stigma: It's okay not to be okay

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:02 AM

My name is Kristine. I am a 24 year old student at the University of Alberta. When I was 22 my life was strongly impacted by being told that I ha... More

Granola

Monday, January 25, 2016 1:52 PM

Make this granola ahead of time and enjoy it with low fat milk and sliced fresh fruit for a quick weekday breakfast. ... More

Two Dips and Five Dippers

Friday, December 11, 2015 11:11 AM

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer? Try making these two dips at home and serving them with a variety of vegetables and whole grain pitas. ... More

ADHD Awareness

Friday, November 27, 2015 3:45 PM

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental, likely genetic, condition that is found across all socio-economic and ethnic groups, slightly more common in boys t... More

Slow Cooker Stew

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 3:49 PM

This meatless stew is packed with a variety of colourful vegetables that are inexpensive and available all year. ... More

Help Prevent Drug Use in Kids

Monday, November 16, 2015 9:50 AM

Twenty-six years ago, when I first started working in the field of youth addiction, we experienced the emergence of a new drug called Ecstasy, as... More

Child Abuse Awareness

Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:15 PM

October is Canada’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It offers a reminder to all Canadians to recognize the signs of child abuse and negle... More

Empowering Families at the Bedside

Friday, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Having a child in hospital can be a very stressful and emotional time for family members. Often families find it enormously helpful to speak with... More

Learning More to Improve Mental Health

Thursday, October 8, 2015 8:43 AM

1 in 5 people are directly affected by mental illness. No family is left untouched.... More

Cancer Living Library

Friday, September 25, 2015 1:52 PM

Cancer is a scary thing, but the journey through treatment doesn’t have to be. ... More

Zucchini Apple Carrot Muffins

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:01 AM

Eating foods with fibre is an important part of a healthy diet. This tasty recipe makes it easy to do that because it uses high fibre ingredients... More

One Bad Pill

Monday, August 10, 2015 9:38 AM

I recently became a member of an exclusive club. I do not know anyone who wants to be a member of this club. The club chooses you. There is only ... More

811: Help is Just a Call Away

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:11 PM

Health Link is a 24/7 telephone service provided to all Albertans by Alberta Health Services. It offers callers easy access to health information... More

Do You Know What Consent Looks Like?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:52 PM

When we are talking about consent the issue sometimes gets confused. Did they say no? Were they drunk? They accepted the ride home so surely that... More

Children's Festival Food and Fun

Friday, June 12, 2015 11:04 AM

The Central Alberta Children’s Festival offers the perfect venue for us to see what kids these days know about health and nutrition. ... More

Talking to Kids About Drugs

Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:47 AM

As an emergency room doctor and medical toxicologist, I come across the effects of drug and alcohol use every day at my workplace…the hospital... More

A Passion for Running

Friday, May 29, 2015 8:29 AM

Passion for Health at Canmore's Rocky Mountain Soap Company Women's Run and Walk... More

Are You Ready for an Emergency?

Monday, May 4, 2015 8:52 AM

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 3 – 9, 2015, and is a time to check our emergency kits and ensure we know what to do when disaster strikes. ... More

Thank You for Being Our Heroes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:46 AM

I’m writing this blog to thank all EMS, firefighters, doctors, nurses and hospital staff who helped in so many ways on May 15, 2010. ... More

Wonton Soup

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:26 AM

The homemade form of this popular soup has about half as much salt as a restaurant version. ... More

EMS Palliative and End of Life Care

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 9:56 AM

A new provincewide EMS program is helping paramedics relieve stress on palliative care patients and their families as well reducing pressure on e... More

Making a Healthy Plate

Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:17 AM

Making healthy choices can actually be quite easy. A tool that you can use to make healthy choices quick and simple is called the Healthy Plate. ... More

Creating a Healthy Eating Environment

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:03 PM

You can find more success with your healthy eating habits when the things you are surrounded by support healthy eating, and you can help shift yo... More

Feeding "A-HAs" For New Moms

Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:46 AM

Introducing foods to new babies can be a nerve-wracking experience, and all parents just want to get it right. But there come moments during this... More

Tabbouleh with Barley and Chickpeas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:45 AM

This tasty and exotic recipe uses onion, herbs, spices and lemon juice for flavour instead of salt. ... More

Are You Sitting Too Much at Work?

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:37 AM

Canadians are spending up to 10 hours per day being sedentary. That, coupled with the fact that we aren’t nearly active enough creates a double w... More

Healthy Eating at Work

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:44 PM

March is Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is Shift to Healthy Eating at Work!... More

Creamy Chicken Curry

Thursday, March 5, 2015 1:19 PM

This delicious recipe pairs well with many different kinds of whole grains. Try wild rice, or choose the whole grain versions of pasta, naan, bre... More

Tend to Your Mental Health

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:51 PM

Can you believe we’re into March already? Love them or hate them – almost half of us made a New Year’s resolution at the start of 2015.... More

Beef and Barley Chili

Monday, February 23, 2015 4:29 PM

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines suggest choosing foods with at least 2 grams of fibre per serving. One serving of this dish provides almost half of ... More

Walk like a Penguin

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:34 AM

When it comes to winter, we have two choices, one healthy and one not so much: head outdoors or hibernate.... More

Kids in the Kitchen

Monday, February 9, 2015 8:58 AM

We’re all pressed for time and all too often eating a healthy diet is one of the first things to fly out the window when we’re juggling work, kid... More

Berry Spinach Salad

Friday, February 6, 2015 11:51 AM

Dark leafy greens such as spinach have many important nutrients for health, such as folate and iron. ... More

Inspiring Continuing Care Residents through Music

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:31 AM

Music, playing the guitar and singing have always been a part of my life. ... More

Hosting a healthy holiday gathering

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:23 PM

With a little planning you can provide a healthier holiday spread without breaking tradition.... More

Passion for nutrition

Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:11 PM

Not only does food play a major role in health, it also affects many people both physically and emotionally.... More