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Virtual Reality brings real life Parkinson's awareness

Canadian neuroscientist Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens has more than an academic interest in uncovering the reasons why almost half of everyone in the advanced stages of Parkinson's disease experiences terrifying moments of being unable to move.

Coping with a Parkinson's diagnosis

The details of the moment Jamie Fobert found out that he had Parkinson's disease at 40, are etched forever in his mind. “I heard the words Parkinson's disease. I looked down at my watch; it was 10:20 a.m., June 30, 2010. I was bent over, my head down, my elbows on my knees and then it was a blur. The doctor kept talking, but I wasn't hearing much.”

Are you ready for a serious emergency?

Canadians face a number of natural hazards which can vary from region to region. Knowing what can happen in your area is an important first step in getting prepared, and this can be as simple as making your own emergency kit and creating a family preparedness plan.

Oral health care for older adults

Dental hygienists remind seniors and their caregivers about the importance of caring for your teeth and mouth to maintain good oral and overall health.

Caring for baby's first teeth

Did you know that severe tooth decay and cavities, both of which are highly preventable, are now the leading cause of day surgery among children ages one to five in Canada?

5 steps to better oral health

Dental hygienists, our partners in disease prevention, remind us that good oral health is essential for overall health and well-being.