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Letter to Patients

March 23, 2020 Dear Georgian Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic (GNPLC) patients and valued external stakeholders, As the world changes rapidly with community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our thoughts have been with those affected by the virus and our colleagues...

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Malnutrition in Older Adults

Malnutrition can occur when individuals eat too much or too little of calories or nutrients. It is estimated that a third of adults aged 65 years or older in Canada are at risk for malnutrition. A range of complications can arise due to poor nutritional status,...

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Shorter days = less light

As the days become shorter and shorter many people – up to 30% – report noticeable changes in energy.  10% of those with less energy would qualify for a diagnosis of depression between October and March.  Less daylight equals less energy and a lower mood which are...

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Sleep Prep for Back to School

August 22, 2016 Good sleep is important for everyone, but especially youngsters.  In the weeks leading up to that first day back in September it is important to prepare kids by starting their regular sleep routine.  We all know summer can throw things off for...

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July 18, 2016 Balance isn't just for gymnasts and yoga enthusiasts.  Finding balance in your life can reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and help you to achieve your goals.  Sometimes it can help to take a step back and realize that it is not too much...

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Drink Up!

It is summer and it is hot!  It is important to stay hydrated in this heat as fluids help move nutrients and waste through your body, keep your blood pressure normal, protect and cushion your joints and organs, control your body temperature and lower your risk of...

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Refocusing for Spring

This week marks the beginning of Spring 2016 and while many view Spring as a great time for cleaning out our homes, Spring is also a great time to refocus. With the increase in daylight we are often feeling more cheerful and energized.  This is a great time to set...

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Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Start these frosty mornings out right with a hot bowl of delicious oatmeal that takes only 5 minutes to prepare.  The soluble fibre found  in oatmeal helps your body to lower blood sugar levels which is important for diabetics and helps to lower blood cholesterol...

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What is Anxiety Anyway?

June 20, 2016 As a Social Worker, I often see people in my office with complaints that they do not want to go out anymore, avoid calling people or answering the phone and would find it easier just to stay in bed all the time.  The first thought people have when...

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12 Days of Healthy Holiday Tips!

Count down to a healthy holiday by reading and following any or all of these tips: 12. Plan ahead - Use "Keep it Simple" strategy.  Partially prepare ahead when possible.  Allow yourself to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. 11.  When possible, organize and...

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