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Feeling Sleepy During the Day?

Untreated obstructive sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea is defined as episodes of apneas (not breathing) which last more than 10 seconds and that occur during sleep. These episodes may occur hundreds of times per night and can lead to fragmented sleep. During these events, the individual’s oxygen level can fall to dangerously low levels (hypoxemia) and may result in cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), which can at times be fatal. Also, individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are far more prone to heart attacks and strokes.

Quality Service with Integrity

A family owned and operated business, the Bowmont Denture Clinic features Graham Haraldson, DD, who has been in the denture industry for 30 years and helping people in Central Alberta smile confidently and chew with comfort since 1994. Aspiring to the highest industry standards, they believe every patient is unique, so your treatment plan is tailored to your specific needs and to provide full satisfaction. Continuing education is their priority so you can be assured to receive the most up-to-date care in the industry. They welcome new patients and love what they do to help change lives.

A Great Self Care Option

You can receive funding to manage your own care in Alberta! The self-managed care program provides resources to directly pay for and manage personal care and home care support services. It is a contract between Alberta Health Services and the client or legal representative. If you live in a community setting and have a healthcare card you could be eligible. You must have assessed unmet health care needs within AHS Provincial Home Care Service Guidelines where you have stable health and predictable care needs and need ongoing personal care and home care support services (e.g., longer-term needs).

Consider Yourself Invited

Laugh, dance, mingle and raise funds for Red Deer Maternal Mental Health at Bayshore Home Health’s Mix & Mingle Fundraiser on Tuesday, Nov 5 at Bo’s Bar & Stage. Entertainment by Funhouse Dance Band, Wellnessnews contributors providing Silent Auction items! Free to attend but donations will be accepted at door. Visit the Wellnessnews Central Alberta Facebook page for details. RSVP you and your friends or co-workers by Oct 30. Call 403-896-9255 or email paulinem@wellnessnews.ca.

Flu Prevention is Key

For some, the flu can bring serious health risks. With flu season being right around the corner, prevention is crucial. Seniors and those with medical conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, for example, may have a hard time fighting the virus. Whether you’ve been getting a flu shot for many years or you’ve never had one at all, chat with your Central Alberta Co-op pharmacist. They can help you learn more about the available vaccine and additional methods to protect yourself. Get the facts on the flu and stay healthy throughout the season.

An Active Approach to Therapy

A treatment plan at Stride is not complete without an exercise component! Rehabilitative exercises improve body mechanics, correct muscle imbalances, restore range of motion and regain pre-injury muscle strength and endurance. This approach can prevent injury, mimic functional and sport movements, or develop the skills to train safely. A personalized program can work to help you achieve whatever goal you may have! “Stride was able to properly diagnose what was wrong and set me on the correct path with therapy and exercise. Now I am pain-free,” says client Don B.

Animals Experience Stress Too!

Stress in animals presents in various ways such as skin conditions, behavioural issues, cognitive dysfunctions, and digestive problems or they may hide it. It can be from eating certain foods, injuries, poor sleep, abuse or neglect, but they also respond to the stress their HUMAN is experiencing! Jin Shin Jyutsu helps to reduce the negative effects of stress on ALL living beings, including your animal companions. Dogs, cats and horses, along with other animals, respond to this non-verbal, gentle art form.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes can cause a range of related health care issues including foot ulcers and diabetic neuropathy (non-feeling) in the feet. Managing your blood sugar levels can prevent these and other common foot issues, but once they’ve developed, you need to see a qualified podiatrist. When you have diabetes, it’s important to have your feet checked more regularly by a doctor, and by a podiatrist. Foot care and checkups should be performed more regularly for those with diabetes. This helps prevent issues like ulcers, infections, and even gangrene, which can result from restricted blood flow to the feet if left untreated.

The New Earth Expo

Oct 18-20. Presentations, demonstrations, entertainment and learning – meet practitioners from all over Western Canada who focus on many areas of health & wellness including Alternative Healing Practices, Physical, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Nutritional, Holistic and Environmental. Join us at the Prairie Pavilion at Westerner Park. Free admission ticket found in this edition!

Words to Live By

“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”

~ Swedish Proverb

Words to Live By

“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.”

~ Aldous Huxley