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How to plant and rake without the ache

Winter takes a toll on your garden, but spring takes a toll on the gardener. If you don't want back pain to get you down again, remember that positioning your body correctly will reduce the strain on muscles and joints. Use these tips to enjoy your garden to the fullest throughout the season:

Top tips to clear eye irritations caused by allergies

While most of us look forward to the arrival of spring, that's likely not true for allergy sufferers. Common seasonal triggers include tree pollen, grass and ragweed; while perennial causes can be dust, pet dander or mold. While there is no miracle cure for allergies, take a look at these general tips to reduce and treat eye-related symptoms from Doctors of Optometry Canada:

Tips for relieving allergy congestion

April showers bring May flowers, but for allergy sufferers, springtime also brings sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and other bothersome symptoms. Here are some tips for drug-free remedies that can be used in addition to other remedies to help relieve nasal congestion caused by seasonal allergies:

Night time nasal congestion, the great sleep disturber

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(NC)—This spring, many Canadians will be spending the night tossing and turning, not because they have a lot on their mind and not because of noisy neighbours. The culprit is nasal congestion caused by seasonal allergies, which affects an alarming 44 per cent of Canadians, according to a recent Angus Reid survey commissioned by Breathe Right Nasal Strips.

Allergy season is here – and so is congestion

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(NC)—Spring has sprung and this means seasonal allergies are back – full force. While it's great to see another winter come and go, allergy sufferers are preparing to deal with symptoms caused by blossoming trees and flowers. One of the most bothersome symptoms of allergy season is congestion.

Make an Emergency plan

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(NC)—Canadians are encouraged to learn about the emergencies that can happen where they live and to plan for situations that are likely to occur. You should know, for example, if your region susceptible to flooding.

Since we all have a role to play in personal preparedness, it's up to all of us to take steps now to prepare for the unexpected and make our communities safer and more resilient.