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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.

Spot the early signs of oral cancer

Oral and oropharyngeal cancers often go unnoticed in early stages because they can develop without pain or symptoms.

Five ways to ensure a healthier heart

Heart failure is a growing epidemic in Canada, according to a new report from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This debilitating condition, which has no cure, is the end result of most heart disease. About 50,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed in Canada each year. Because heart failure results from the damage caused by heart attacks and other disease, the best way to protect yourself is by reducing your risk of heart disease in the first place.

Cold weather increases threat of carbon monoxide poisoning

Although it is a four-season danger, carbon monoxide becomes an even greater threat in winter when furnaces and fireplaces are fired up and some of us choose to warm up a vehicle first thing in the morning.

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