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Cavity and Dental Disease Prevention

A cavity happens when bacteria in the mouth produces acid that attacks your teeth. Over time, this acid can dissolve away the tooth enamel and cause a hole, or cavity. Unlike some other diseases or injuries, a cavity will not heal by itself, but if the early signs of dental decay are promptly treated before a cavity forms, it can be stopped or even reversed by your dentist and your home care. To prevent dental disease: brush twice a day, floss once a day, eat a balanced diet, limit eating and drinking between meals, and visit your dentist regularly.

Women’s Health – Pregnancy & Beyond

The transition into motherhood can present both physical and mental challenges. Pelvic floor issues are common among women, both pre- and post-baby, but are not normal. Some symptoms include pelvic pain, incontinence (leakage), overactive bladder (urgency, frequency), pelvic organ prolapse, and diastasis recti (separation of the abdominals). Many women also struggle adapting to their new role and associated body changes post-partum. Stride’s physiotherapy, massage therapy, and psychology services can help address the whole self during and after pregnancy to allow you to accomplish your daily activities and active lifestyle.

Profile: Experience You, In Harmony

Located in the Parkland Mall, In Harmony Meditation & Wellness Center, is a facility that offers numerous wellness services in a space that is calming, restorative and welcoming. Originally the inspiration was to help people of all ages to regain a sense of inner peace, balance, and harmony through guided meditation, but the scope and vision of the center has certainly grown. They now feature a “tribe” of certified professionals in various wellness fields and modalities. “You are on a path of healing, enlightenment, growth, and empowerment,” says owner Wendy Hansen, “and we are here to help you.”

The Chinese Way

There’s a saying in Chinese Medicine, “If you fix a women’s menstruation, 70% of her problems will disappear.” If you suffer from menstrual pain, no period, heavy or irregular periods, spotting in between periods, and even a period that just won’t quit, or infertility, these gynecological issues may be resolved with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. In addition, it’s also a safe and effective therapy for menopausal and peri-menopausal problems such as headaches, migraines, hair loss, anxiety, depression, mood-swings, night sweats, hot flashes, blurred vision, floaters in the vision, lethargy, dry skin, and so on.

Concerned about your Senior Loved One?

The Red Deer PCN’s Elder Care Assessment Clinic helps diagnose and care for people 75 years and older living with dementia and geriatric syndromes such as frailty, delirium, falls and incontinence. Ask your family doctor for a referral if you have concerns about memory, behavior or function of a senior. A multidisciplinary assessment with the patient and care partner is used to develop a care plan to be implemented by their doctor. “Excellent program. Very informative, eases family stress if done earlier in stages of aging.”

Product Review: Advances in Contact Lens

Every day our eyes are challenged by changing light that causes us to squint, shade our eyes, or turn down screen brightness. ACUVUE® OASYS with TransitionsTM adjusts to challenging light environments, such as when playing sports, working under uncomfortable office lighting, or adjusting our eyes to digital screens or TVs. They reduce the stressful impact that light can have on your eyes, by reducing squinting so you can squint less and see more. They are also designed to offer the highest level of UV protection in contact lenses, blocking 100% UVB and >99% UVA.

Budding Gardeners

Give your kids a break from screen time – give them some green time! May 11, “Make your own Succulent Tea Cup,” 11:30—12:15pm, $10 and May 25, “Create your own Grassy Caterpillar,” 11:30 – 12:15pm, $8. Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian. Call 403.346.5613 to register.

Words To Live By

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.” – Orison Swett Marden

Words to Live By

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
-John Wooden