Category Archives: Health

  • Radon in the Apartment Home

    Posted on December 18, 2017 by in Health, MARK'S REMARKS

    Exposure to radon, a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless radioactive gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers,and a significant contributor to lung cancer in smokers. Recently we received an email from the Canadian Cancer Society which read (in part): “Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to reducing your risk of cancer. This […]

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  • Vitamin D Deficiency Common in US Children

    Posted on March 4, 2015 by in Health

    We just received the following ‘Essentials of Health’ message from USANA concerning the need for Vitamin D. It is scary, and in fact it probably means Canadian children (with even less exposure to sunshine than our southern neighbours) are worse off than they are. “At a Glance: “Research indicates that the prevalence of vitamin D […]

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  • Organ Donation in Alberta

    Posted on May 6, 2014 by in Health, MARK'S REMARKS

    The Calgary Herald on Monday, May 5, 2014 published an editorial entitled ‘Organ donation saves lives, softens dying’. This followed the announcement by the Government of Alberta on April 22, 2014, of the new online Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry This government action, initiated by former PC and now independent MLA Len Webber, eases […]

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