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Category Archives: blog

Calgary Stampede and Addictions

Posted on: Sunday, July 7th, 2019

It’s Stampede season, and while we all deserve to let loose and embrace Calgarian culture, these two weeks can habituate a loss of reality for party go-ers and Stampede revellers, and even hide symptoms of gambling and drinking addictions.    It is already a norm for people to take a day off, up to the […]


Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment?

Posted on: Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

Does Your Child Need A Psycho-educational Assessment? It is often thought that only children who are struggling in school require psycho-educational assessments, however, what many people don’t know is that psycho-educational assessments can be used to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing for enhanced and targeted learning. At some point, every child struggles in […]


Canadian Men’s Health Week

Posted on: Monday, June 10th, 2019

Men’s Health Week is globally celebrated every year preceding Fathers Day in order to raise awareness for and shine light on men’s health issues. This year for Canadian Men’s Health Week (June 10-16, 2019), the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation will be focusing on “How to Be Healthy at Work” which encourages men to lead healthier […]


Ready To Quit?

Posted on: Monday, May 27th, 2019

In honour of World No Tobacco Day (on May 31st), we thought it would be appropriate to base our discussion around the topic of tobacco and lung health. Smoking cigarettes is said to be the number one cause of preventable deaths in North America. As well, smoking tobacco and being exposed to secondhand smoke significantly […]


Maternal Mental Health

Posted on: Monday, May 13th, 2019

In celebration of Mother’s Day yesterday, we thought it would be appropriate to shine light on the importance of maternal mental health and its issues. Maternal mental health disorders can affect any pregnant woman or woman who has recently given birth, however, women with previous histories of depression or other mental health disorders are at […]


Canada’s Growing Opioid Epidemic

Posted on: Monday, April 29th, 2019

You may have heard of Canada’s growing opioid crisis and the measures being taken to combat this epidemic. More than 9000 people have lost their lives to the opioid crisis in two years in Canada alone. The most common opioids are drugs such as fentanyl, oxycodone, and morphine. Doctors often prescribe these drugs to help […]


What is a High Functioning Alcoholic?

Posted on: Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Alcoholics are typically portrayed in popular media as angry drunks who have hit rock bottom and are ostracised by their friends and family. However, this narrative is not typically reflective of individuals with an alcohol use disorder. There are many people who are “high functioning alcoholics” which means that they have an alcohol use disorder […]


How To Not Lose Your Cool

Posted on: Sunday, March 31st, 2019

We’re all familiar with stress and anger, whether we’ve experienced it first or second hand towards a situation or a person, such as a road rage or having a disagreement with our spouse. Anger is defined as a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. There is a physiological, cognitive, affective and behavioural component to […]


How You Can Ditch the Late Nights and Start Sleeping Like A Baby!

Posted on: Monday, March 18th, 2019

There’s almost nothing better in this world than sleep (and maybe pizza). Sleep is one’s best friend and on March 15th, 2019 it is World Sleep Day! You can celebrate by catching up on some much needed Zzz’s and becoming more aware of the importance of sleep health. Like a good diet and exercise, healthy […]


International Women’s Day and Pain Management

Posted on: Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is time to start paying attention to women’s issues that are seldom discussed in popular media such as pain management (especially during childbirth). Pain is described as a condition that includes beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities. The interplay of beliefs, behaviours and functional disabilities creates personal meanings of […]