Sunday, July 05, 2020

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Planning for a healthier community: The determinants of health

By Dr. T. Jock Murray and Janet Murray For The Advocate In a previous column I talked about the opportunities to reform the health care system in the post Covid-19 pandemic. We have to focus on the determinants of health. The medical care model concentrates on better health outcomes for the individual, but the determinants...

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Better to think about the past we know

I’m never surprised when someone asks how I continually come up with subjects to write about. I guess that’s to be expected since I’ve written thousands of sports columns through the years. Seldom, though, do things unfold the way they did last Thursday morning. It was my day to write and, as I enjoyed the...

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Pictou County Athletics taking registrations

Track and Field is back for the summer! Registration will be starting this week, on Thursday, June 25, and will run 4 to 7 p.m. and will take place again, Monday, June 29th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for all interested Programs are available for all ages including: — Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel (ages 5-8):...

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Arts & Entertainment

That’s a novel idea

Dorothy MacIntosh is an inspiration. The spunky 86-year-old (soon to be 87), who has already written several books – what she calls “stories for the family” – has just had her first novel published. The novel is called The Old Violin, published by Friesen Press. It is quite a departure for the Lyons Brook resident...

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Opinion

Time for change, in many areas

To the Editor: In 2017 all of Nova Scotia was declared to be at risk for Lyme disease. What do you do if, after following all the precautions, you are bitten? Or have symptoms? The first thing to do if you find an attached tick is to have it safely removed. Follow the information for...

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