Stroke inflicts varying degrees of lifestyle changes, impairments and challenges for over 400,000 Canadians each year. The uphill battle faced by stroke patients is different for each survivor, however with the help of specialized medical professionals in the field, the path to recovery is made smoother.
Routines. We all have them, but most of us have a hard time juggling all the things that life throws at us. Getting the kids ready for school and off to soccer or dance practice, finding time to work out, grocery shop, or clean the house, while still finding the time to slow down and relax. With all of that activity, how often do we stop to evaluate our overall health routine?
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.”
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.