Healthy Lifestyles

Physical Activity During a Pandemic

Engaging in physical activity during a pandemic can look different than engaging in physical activity during normal times. There are additional considerations that can play into your decision to engage in activity. It’s well-known that engaging in regular physical activity has many health benefits. While the effects of engaging in physical activity are generally positive,… Continue reading Physical Activity During a Pandemic

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What the CCSA Report on Cannabis and Hospitalization Means for Young Canadians

A new report from the Canadians Centre for Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) assessed the trends in hospitalization and cannabis in Canadians between 2006-2015. Notable findings from the study include: Hospitalization for mental health disorders related to cannabis use more than doubled. Psychotic disorders were reported to be the most common diagnosis, accounting for a… Continue reading What the CCSA Report on Cannabis and Hospitalization Means for Young Canadians

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5 Qualities of a Healthy Friendship

We are social beings and having friends is important to our overall wellness. Friends can help us be more resilient, boost our self-esteem, and have a more positive outlook on life. Although friends are valuable to our health that doesn’t mean that all friendships are healthy.  Generally speaking, if you feel that your friend brings… Continue reading 5 Qualities of a Healthy Friendship

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COVID-19 and Dealing with Difficult Emotions

“We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. [Let’s remember] we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments… Continue reading COVID-19 and Dealing with Difficult Emotions

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Keep your Mental Health in Check with a Simple Wi-Fi Connection

Ever since social isolation started, I've been spending more and more time on social media and using technology to try and maintain a normal life. I am definitely not the only one: OpenVault reports that overall data usage has increased 47% since the pandemic started with the average household using over 1 terabyte every month.… Continue reading Keep your Mental Health in Check with a Simple Wi-Fi Connection

Healthy Lifestyles

Hiking in Saskatoon: 6 Trails To Get You Started

When thinking about the prairies, hiking is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Little did we know, there are some beautiful hikes in Saskatoon and just outside of the city. If you're looking for something to do this summer, check out one of these 6 hikes! . Northeast Swale (Photo from Saskatoon.ca)… Continue reading Hiking in Saskatoon: 6 Trails To Get You Started

RN Blogs

New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for SK

The testing criteria for COVID-19 have expanded starting today, June 5. The new guidelines now include: People being admitted to acute care for more than 24 hours. This will include expectant mothers. People who are immunocompromised. Caretakers of immunocompromised people The Government of Saskatchewan is moving forward with it's plan to re-open with phase three… Continue reading New COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for SK

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What to Consider Before Starting Immunotherapy Injections for Allergies

Immunotherapy injections (Allergy shots), are used to decrease the response to specific allergens. Allergies can’t be “cured” but you can significantly decrease your symptoms when exposed to an allergen with immunotherapy injections. Some considerations before starting immunotherapy include: The Cost Most allergy serum can be quite expensive. Some health plans may cover a portion of… Continue reading What to Consider Before Starting Immunotherapy Injections for Allergies