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Celebrate World No Tobacco Day by Learning About Smoking Cessation

Anthea Healthy Living

According to experts, smoking kills over 480,000 people every year. Few people would disagree that smoking is hazardous to their health, yet millions continue to take part in this unhealthy habit. The most recent data from Statistics Canada shows a decline in Canadian adult smokers, but an estimated 4.9 million still smoke cigarettes. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that …

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Designing a Post-Coronavirus Office

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of the current workplace, and soon, employers should begin planning for what their post-coronavirus office will look like. Previously, social distancing and COVID-19-related best practices hadn’t been a topic on the mind of most employers or employees. By updating office layouts, encouraging new behaviours and expanding remote work options, employers can help prevent …

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Wearing Facial Coverings or Masks in the Workplace During COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers are currently staying open as essential businesses—for organizations that are not open, many plan to welcome back employees shortly. The Public Health Agency of Canada advises that face coverings should be worn in public, including places of employment. There are many questions about the differences between masks and face coverings, and which is appropriate …

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10 Essential Items for Your Home Medicine Cabinet

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When it comes to illness or accidents in your home, it’s important to be prepared with a well-stocked medicine cabinet. That way, you’ll be able to respond quickly to help yourself or others when sickness or injury strikes. Consider keeping the following 10 items on hand for emergencies: Antacids—These can provide quick relief when you’re suffering from heartburn. Antibiotic ointment—A …

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How can I prepare for spring flooding?

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Flash floods can occur within minutes of excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure, or a sudden release of water held by an ice jam. Overland flooding, the most common type of flooding event, typically occurs when waterways, such as rivers or streams, overflow their banks as a result of rainwater or a possible levee breach and cause flooding in …

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Engaging Remote Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented changes for many industries. As social distancing is encouraged and some provinces issue stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders for all non-essential employees, many employers are asking their employees to work from home. For some employees, working from home is business as usual. For others, this may be the first time they’ve telecommuted. …

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Remote Work Cyber Security

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The recent significant increase in employees working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic brings with it an increased risk of cyber security threats. Cyber criminals are well aware that IT departments and cyber security groups are stretched thin during the pandemic, making them more exposed to attacks. In fact, according to a recent survey, one organization saw …

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Safe Grocery Shopping During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has disrupted everyday life in many ways. Residents have been ordered to stay at home and avoid any unnecessary contact with others. That being said, you still have to eat. It is important that you take precautions in all parts of your life, even when you’re just taking a trip to the grocery store. GROCERY SHOPPING …

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Balancing Working from Home and Caregiving Responsibilities

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For many across the country, working from home is their new reality for the foreseeable future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly. For some, this arrangement is business as usual. But for others, including parents and caregivers, they now face the difficult task of balancing their working from home and caregiving responsibilities. If you’re in this situation, it …

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Maintaining Mental Well-Being During a Quarantine

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In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization have recommended that individuals who may have been exposed to the disease self-quarantine at home for 14 days. In addition, public health officials are recommending that healthy individuals practise social distancing, staying at home to help prevent the spread of …