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Wellness Articles

Alberta Health Services provides weekly health and wellness articles as a way to help all Albertans live a healthy life.

We welcome and encourage weekly newspapers, community newsletters and other publications to reproduce this information free of charge. Credit to Alberta Health Services or the identified content provider would be appreciated.

If you would like to be added to the distribution list for these articles, please email: rebecca.johnson2@ahs.ca

You will receive a monthly email containing articles for the upcoming four weeks.

December

  • Dec 2 – How to stay involved in your child’s education (doc | pdf)
  • Dec 9 – Coping with grief during the holiday season (doc | pdf)
  • Dec 16 – Spread joy, not germs: stay healthy this holiday season (doc | pdf)
  • Dec 23 – Tips to stay stress-free during the holiday season (doc | pdf)
  • Dec 30 – Know your limits this holiday season (doc | pdf)

November

  • November 4 – Soothe a crying baby (doc | pdf)
  • November 11  – November is fall prevention month (doc | pdf)
  • November 18 – Healthy Holiday Eating (doc | pdf)
  • November 25 – Helping your child deal with aggression (doc | pdf)

October

  • October 1 – National Seniors Day (doc | pdf)
  • October 7  – Fire Prevention Week (doc | pdf)
  • October 14 – Breast Cancer Screening (doc | pdf)
  • October 21 – Keep your kids safe at Halloween (doc | pdf)
  • October 28 – Healthy Drinks during the Holiday Season (doc | pdf)

September

  • September 3 – Alzheimer’s awareness month (doc | pdf)
  • September 9 – September is prostate cancer awareness month (doc | pdf)
  • September 16 – Healthy ideas for back-to-school snacks (doc | pdf)
  • September 23 – Look for ways to lower your stress (doc | pdf)
  • September 30 – Tips on avoiding peanuts and tree nuts (doc | pdf)

August

  • August 6 – Enjoy a meatless meal (doc | pdf)
  • August 12 – Healthy celebrations for young children (doc | pdf)
  • August 19 – Healthy ideas for back-to-school snacks (doc | pdf)
  • August 26 – Try trendy, healthy food in a bowl (doc | pdf)

July

  • July 2 – Online continuing care directory now live! (doc | pdf)
  • July 8 – Immunization protects against illness (doc | pdf)
  • July 15 – Preventing hepatitis B (doc | pdf)
  • July 22 – Eating healthy during barbecue season (doc | pdf)
  • July 29 – Are you vaping, or do you know someone that is? (doc | pdf)

June

  • June 3 – Simple Meals are best when Arthritis flares up (doc | pdf)
  • June 10 – Living well with Type 2 diabetes (doc | pdf)
  • June 17 – Helmet Safety (doc | pdf)
  • June 24 – Finding answers to dementia care questions (doc | pdf)

May

  • May 6 – Mental Wellbeing (doc | pdf)
  • May 13 – Continuity of Care (doc | pdf)
  • May 20 – Allergies (doc | pdf)
  • May 27 – Hantavirus (doc | pdf)

April

  • April 1 – Oral health (doc | pdf)
  • April 8 – Signs of stress (doc | pdf)
  • April 15 – Advance care planning (doc | pdf)
  • April 22 – T4H events (doc | pdf)

March

  • March 4 – Food Guide (doc | pdf)
  • March 11 – STI (doc | pdf)
  • March 18 – Teen Bullying (doc | pdf)
  • March 25 – Walking for Fitness (doc | pdf)

February

  • February 4 – Heart Month (doc | pdf)
  • February 11 – 10 Together (doc | pdf)
  • February 18 – Physical Activity (doc | pdf)
  • February 25 – Cannabis and Pregnancy (doc | pdf)

January

  • January 7 – It's not too late to get immunized (doc | pdf)
  • January 14 – Winter eye care (doc | pdf)
  • January 21 – National non-smoking week: what are your reasons? (doc | pdf)
  • January 28 – Beat the seasonal blues (doc | pdf)