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Accessing Healthcare in Remote Canadian Locations

(NC) Quality healthcare is one of the core foundations of our society, but not all kids have the chance to make snow angels or go sledding with their friends during winter. For parents of children who need advanced medical treatments, travel away from their hometown for healthcare from a specialized hospital may be an additional worry.

Lifestyle Changes for a Healthy Winter Season

(NC) As the weather cools down and we pull on the layers, many of us find it harder to fit physical activity into our lifestyle. Staying active even during hibernation season is important for everyone, especially if you have a health condition.

Fortunately, you don't need to brave the cold weather in order to squeeze some exercise into your daily routine. Try incorporating these tips to reap the rewards in the long term.

How to Cope with the Winter Blues

(NC) During colder months, many of us can suffer from what's known as the winter blues. Symptoms can include crankiness, fatigue, low energy and anxiety, and are usually caused by the shorter days we experience in our winters. Feel healthier and happier so you can take advantage of what the winter wonderland has to offer with these three tips from the Canadian Health Food Association.

A Homeowner's Winter Safety Guide

(NC) The cold winter months often bring a host of repairs and tasks that are necessary to prepare our homes for the weather. After you have insulated your walls and windows, wrapped your water pipes and cleaned your fireplace, what more can you do to ensure your home and family are winter-ready and safe?

Fire Prevention Tips for a Safe Winter Season

(NC) With the winter weather here to stay, many of us are waiting out the cold in the comfort of our homes. Whether you're wishing for warmer days or enjoying your time with indoor activities, it is important to keep home safety top of mind. Here are a few important safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

New Year's Resolutions for a Happier, Healthier You

(NC) January is a great time for new beginnings. With the new year come new adventures, experiences, challenges and growth. Whether you've already set your New Year's resolutions or don't believe in them at all, January is a great time to focus on growth. Here are a few resolutions that you can start today.

Try more new things. Instead of going to the same restaurant, try a new one. Do something different on the weekend and consider joining a gym, dance or language class to break out of your routine.