Climate change and your health

Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate Remember the story of the frog and hot water? If you put a frog in boiling water he immediately jumps out, but put it in tepid water, and slowly heat the water, the frog passively sits there until he dies. We are slowly boiling frogs...

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Sobeys donates $1M to Special Olympics Canada

Funds to support a shared vision of accessible sport, health and nutrition Special Olympics Canada has announced a $1 million donation made by corporate partner Sobeys Inc. and its family of retail banners across Canada (Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo and Thrifty Foods). These funds will directly support 49,600 Special Olympics athletes and the 22,000...

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YMCA of Pictou County plans for re-opening

The YMCA of Pictou County is making plans for re-opening, beginning with an opening of child care services next week. “There is a need for Y services in our community for the physical and mental health of residents. We will reintroduce programs slowly and safely according to provincial guidelines,” said Jodi Matlock, chair of the...

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Finding the right wellness practitioner

At its core…finding the right practitioner for your wellness treatment – whatever that treatment may be – is a lot like finding that perfect hairdresser…. Or mechanic. The same basics concepts apply. You need to check certain criteria boxes before you become involved in this new, dynamic and deeply personal relationship: Are they reputable? Are...

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Healthy Pictou County gets funding

NEW GLASGOW – Healthy Pictou County is receiving a $13,875 grant through the new Healthy Communities Stream to support community efforts to attract and retain new doctors. Health Minister Randy Delorey, Healthy Pictou County project navigator Nicole LeBlanc and chairman Murray Hill attended the announcement. “The Healthy Communities Stream helps communities attract and retain physicians...

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Detox with a simple trip to the sauna

Sauna bathing, a tradition in Finland for many years, is commonly thought of as a relaxing way to ease joint and muscle discomfort. Recently, there is much emerging evidence to suggest the activity has a plethora of benefits beyond a simple time-out in a stressful day. The therapy shows a reduced risk of developing vascular...

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Peace Walk wraps week of events

YMCA Peace Week wrapped up in Pictou County on Saturday morning with a community walk from the New Glasgow Farmers’ Market along the Samson Trail. The week’s events were designed to connect people, the Y’s acting executive director Heidi Sinclair said. “Just providing opportunities to bring people together, to chat and to be physically active,...

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Town aims to protect water supply with cross-connection control program

The Town of Antigonish plays an important role in contributing to the overall health and well-being of its residents, which includes being able to provide safe and clean drinking water. That is why the town, with the support of the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, will continue implementing its Backflow Prevention Program. The Town’s Backflow...

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Mindful eating

Do you ever find yourself eating for reasons other than hunger? You might eat when you are bored, tired, upset or under stress. Maybe you automatically reach for sweets after supper or snacks while in front of the TV, without ever asking yourself whether you are really hungry. These common eating pitfalls could be sabotaging...

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Microcurrent therapy and homeopathic medicine

“She is a Wonder Woman of a Homeopath… using microcurrents to heal pain. This enthusiastic acclaim followed a session with homeopathic doctor, Sarah Trask. Her client had experienced a particularly intense flare-up from endometriosis, a condition involving the lining of the uterus which is characterized by a radiating pain throughout the hips, lower back and...

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