The best time to fight cold and flu is when you do not have it. Prevention is always better than cure. However, what can you do to make it go away faster when you catch it? We have put together a list of some tips to help fight and keep cold and flu at bay.
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Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic rank among the top five international tourist destinations for Canadians1: however there is still a risk of exposure to hepatitis A and B, cholera, dengue fever and other infectious diseases. There is a reported incidence of hepatitis A of 1 in 5000 in individuals who travel to developing countries while MOST of the reported problems are mild (respiratory infections or diarrhea)2.
shingles once primarily afflicted individuals over age 60. But this is changing. Shingles now affects people of all ages. Experts are saying the lifetime risk of suffering from shingles is now 15 to 20 per cent. Many infectious disease authorities and epidemiologists believe the chickenpox vaccine, licensed in Canada in 1999, has modified the dynamics of the disease. However, it’s time we learned more about shingles and ways we can protect ourselves from becoming its victim.
I often tell my patients, “like wrinkles and aging spots, if we live long enough, we are all going to develop cataracts at some point of our lives.” Over time, the proteins that make up the crystalline lens start to clump together and the lens eventually loses transparency. What you can do for yourself….
Allergies affect approximately 3 million Canadians, and while many are aware of their triggers at home, they may not know which allergens are likely to affect them when they’re away. This can result in itchy-watery eyes, sneezing, congestion and an overall disappointing holiday experience. While these symptoms are an uncomfortable inconvenience to most people with allergies, they can be potentially dangerous for those who have asthma………
You can’t control your family history, age, gender or ethnicity. But you can do something about other factors that could increase your risk of having a stroke, including maintaining a healthy weight, eating well, being tobacco-free, controlling your high blood pressure and controlling your blood cholesterol…….